பொரி உப்புமா – Ograne or Spicy Puffed Rice 

Ingredients

20 handfuls of Puffed rice. I use the (This recipe is for 4 people; I use about 5 handfuls of puffed rice)

1 big onion, chopped

5-6 green chillies, chopped fine

1 big tomato, chopped

2 tbsp, ground Chana gram flour (பொட்டுக் கடலை மாவு)

Oil, salt as required

Mustard, urad dal, Chana dal, jeera, curry leaves, asafoetida, dry redchilly for tadka (seasoning)

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

Juice of one lemon

Recipe

  1. Soak the puffed rice in water for about 15 minutes
  2. In the meantime, heat oil in a frying pan
  3. Add seasoning – Start wit mustard and once mustard splits, add Chana dal. After the dal fries to golden brown, add urad dal. Once that is also fried, add red chilly seeds, curry leaves and jeera. Add a pinch of asafoetida
  4. Now add onions and green chilies and fry well
  5. Now add tomatoes
  6. Add salt and turmeric powder 
  7. Fry until the tomatoes are cooked and oil separates
  8. Turn the flame off and squeeze the lemon into the mixture, filtering out the seeds
  9. Now squeeze the water out of puffed rice and transfer the puffed rice to a wide pan
  10. Add Chana gram flour and mix 
  11. Now add the fried tomato paste and mix it well
  12. Garnish with chopped coriander

This is a famous snack/ breakfast in Bellary area. It is usually served with chili bajjis.

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