Kara Pori/Spicy Puffed Rice

We are in the 2nd week of 43 edition of blogging and the themes I chose,is healthy kids snacks.For the day 1,I am sharing you a healthy,guilty free snack kara pori.
My mom makes this snack often for school snack box or picnic snack.This kara pori can be made in jiffy and stays fresh for even a month if it is stored in an air tight container.Lets move on to the recipe...................................

Kara Pori

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
   Makes ~ 3 1/2 cups

Puffed Rice/pori
3 cups
Roasted gram dhal/pottukadalai
1/3 cup
Red chilly powder
1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
a pinch
Curry leaves/karivepillai
1 sprig
2 cloves
3/4 tsp
1 tbs

  • Heat a wide mouth pan and add the oil and add the crushed garlic,peanuts,fry it till the peanuts get crispy.Then add in the curry leaves and mix it till the curry leaves get toasted.Add the roasted gram dhal and mix it.
  • Now add in the spice powders,asafoetida and salt,give it a mix.Add the puffed rice and mix it well till everything blends well.Put off the flame. 

  • Store it in an air tight container after cooling.


  • Broken cashews can also be added for extra rich taste.
  • Reduce the flame to low while adding the chilly and turmeric powder,otherwise it may burnt and turned into black.
  • The chilly powder can be increased for a real spicy version.
  • Instead of chilly powder,sambar powder can also be used.
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wow thats my fav snack :) looks so delicious and crunchy !!! wonderful presentation dear !!

My favourite anytime, can munch these spiced puffed rice without any guilt.

My fav snack. Grt goes with evening tea.

Very beautiful pics and such tempting snack Nalini...I love this quick one..

This is a version of puffed rice called Jhal Muri in Bengal. Excellent prepared.

one of my most favorite snacks...great pictures too!

Very very tempting and addictive snack.

One of my favorites! Very nicely presented

Lovely presentation. This is one guilt free snack that gets made often at my home.

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