Friday, December 23, 2016

Masala pori / Kara pori / Spicy puffed rice

One fine day, my SIL sent me a photo of masala pori that she made at home. My husband immediately said it reminded of his childhood days. I thought of surprising him one day by making this at home. Thanks to my SIL Pushparani who sent the ingredients photo as well :)

Before making this Kara pori, I didn't know that the recipe is going to be that simple and quick to make. Being holiday season now, you can impress your kids as well by making this tasty and spicy puffed rice at your home.

We usually buy this puffed rice during festival occasions like Saraswati pooja, Ayudha pooja, Krishna Jayanthi, Ganesh Chaturthi etc., and we end up having more of this puffed rice. At that time, you can finish that up by making this tasty kara pori.

Try out this recipe at your home and share your feedback in the comments section below.

Spicy puffed rice
Masala pori

Ingredients (makes 4 cups )

Puffed rice / pori - 4 cups [1 cup size = 240 ml]
oil - 2 tsp
peanuts - 2 tablespoon
fried gram dal / roasted gram dal (pottukadalai) - 2 tablespoon
garlic - 5 pods
curry leaves - few
red chili - 2
asafoetida - a pinch
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
salt - as needed


  • fine chop garlic 
  • heat 2 tsp of oil in a vessel
  • add peanuts and garlic. Keep the flame to medium
  • fry till the garlic gets roasted and then add roasted gram dal (pottukadalai)
  • saute and then add curry leaves and red chili
  • keep the flame to low
  • saute once and then add asafoetida, salt, turmeric powder and red chili (if you want more spice, then you can increase the quantity of red chili powder)
  • finally add puffed rice and give it a toss
  • Spicy puffed rice is ready to be served :)
  • serve as a evening tea time snack

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