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Garlicky Puffed Rice

28 Aug

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Velluli Maramaralu.

Garlicky puffed rice is an instant and spicy snack to munch anytime of the day. Garlic is grated up and mixed with red chili powder and ghee. Puffed rice is tossed in with the prepared garlic chili powder oil along with roasted gram. Immediately serve garlicky puffed rice as a snack.
Makes: 2 Cups of Garlicky Puffed Rice

Ingredients:

Puffed Rice 1 1/2 Cups
Dalia / Roasted Gram 1/2 Cup
Garlic 1 Small Clove
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 2
Salt to taste
Ghee 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation:

Warm up the ghee and keep aside.
Toast the curry leaves in a shallow pan until they crisp up and break them into pieces.
Peel and grate the garlic into a mixing bowl.
Add salt, curry leaves and ghee and mix well.
Stir in roasted gram / putnala pappu and puffed rice.
Toss everything well and serve garlicky puffed rice immediately.
Notes: Make sure to add the puffed rice just before serving.

Suggestions: If the mamra becomes soggy, stir in a handful of fresh puffed rice to crisp things up.
Variations: You could also use sesame oil instead of ghee. Add few roasted peanuts if desired.
Other Names: Garlicky Puffed Rice, Lasan Mamra, Velluli Maramaralu.