May 11, 2010

Evening Treats - Spiced Puffed Rice

Almost every morning, I promise myself to eat healthy. I normally do good throughout the day, But by evening, this little monster in by belly craves for some evening munchies. And, thanks to my family, there is always an ample stock of Aloo Bhujia, Sev & some yummy Kodbale.

I honestly feel that I would be doing much better, if I could curb my Evening Munchies. I guess the best way to deal with this is probably eat a fruit or something

But a low-calorie snack is even better. It takes care of your tastebuds. Which is why I love Spiced Puffed Rice. Works great as an evening treat

Spiced Puffed Rice


You Will Need:

  • Puffed Rice/Mamra/Kadle Puri - 3 litres
  • 2 fistfuls - groundnuts
  • 1 fistful - Roasted Split Gram/Dalia
  • 2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 8 - 10 dry red chillies - broken
  • A few sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 6-8 garlic pods
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil

How To:

  • In a large heavy bottomed pan, heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Add groundnuts & fry on low flame for a couple of mins.
  • Add dalia, red chillies, turmeric, red chilli powder, curry leaves, garlic pods one at a time. Fry on low heat until groundnuts become crisp.
  • Add puffed rice & salt & mix well till the puffed rice is fully coated with spices.
  • Let it cool & store in air-tight jars.

Enjoi your evenings with a HOT cuppa Coffee & Spiced Puffed Rice ...

This is a great option, if you are seeking far more unhealthier stuff like pakodas & Bhajjis. And yes, they are great for picnics too.

Happy Munching :)

31 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy snack..nice photo

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - I love this for evening snack too!
lovely click too...

Asha said...

You have my disease too, 4pm much crunch cravings!!Hahahaha!!

Puri looks yummy. When I make it, I store in a jar and eat for days. Love it. Kodbale, Chakli are not easily available to me unless I make them at home but afraid to fry too much.

J said...

thats my fav too.. i too had posted similar recipe adding rice flakes and plain corn flakes to this mixture..very healthy snack..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Luks gr8,a wounderfull snacks for evening time.Healthy also.

Rachana Kothari said...

You will not believe, I am munching this right now :) Its such a healthy, guiltfree and delicious snack :)

Beautiful Click, Deesha:)

Madhuri said...

Agreed! Perfect evening treat especially on raining day. Love the photo

Kalyani said...

snack looks delicious & perfect for the evening .....

A_and_N said...

Reminds me of home :) and my granny!

Ann said...

AHH! super tasty snack.. sure a hit on a rainy day!

Priti said...

hmmm same here ...I get those pangs after coming home frm office...this looks so gud...lovely pic

Kairali sisters said...

Perfect crunch much Deesha..Great click...

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Kairali sisters

Laavanya said...

My mom makes this and I love this.. has been a while since I had it though.

suma said...

Perfect, light and crunchy snack.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Guilt free snack...pretty pretty picture :)

Sailaja said...

i love this snack. Mouth watering.. Nice pic

panchpakwan said...

My all time fav sanck...nice pic

Mangala Bhat said...

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Priya said...

Woww wat a beautiful puffed rice dish, truly tempting..

Kannada Cuisine said...

Love Khara Puri!! Beautiful composition as well..

simply.food said...

Lovelt tea time snack.Nice click and presentation too.

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow perfect tea time snack looks crunchy.....

Pavithra said...

This is perfect snacking one..looks fantastic and I love this always..

Ramya Manja said...

Wow simple and easy...I am sure it makes an awesome combo with a cup of hot coffee or with a masala chai...

Thanks for sharing this recipe..Nice choice as a snack...

jayasri said...

I love this too., miss it, lovely click!!

notyet100 said...

thy r my fav too,..

dining room tables said...

This looks yummy! I love the colors. Mt kids will love this snack.

sowmya's creative saga said...

yummy snack..lovely picture..

Nithu said...

Awesome click. Makes me crave for it. Love the recipe.

Veggie Belly said...

We used to eat tons of this as kids! So yum! Some fresh roasted peppercorns are great with puffed rice! I'm drooling here!

Rajani said...

very nice! shall make this :)