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Fenugreek Puffed Rice Upma

12 Dec

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Menthikura Maramarala Upma.

Puffed rice is washed under running water and kept aside to make it soft. Chopped fenugreek leaves and onion are cooked in oil along with whole spices. Finally puffed rice is mixed in and finished with dalia powder. Serve fenugreek puffed rice upma as a breakfast or as a quick snack.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Fenugreek Puffed Rice Upma

Ingredients:

Puffed Rice 2 1/2 Cups
Fenugreek leaves 1 Cup Packed
Potato 1 Small (optional)
Onion 1
Green Chillies 1 – 2
Tamarind 1 inch Piece
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Garlic 2 Cloves
Dalia 1 1/2 Tbsps
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash fenugreek leaves thoroughly and roughly chop it.
Remove stems, wash and chop the green chillies.
Peel and chop the onion.
Peel, wash and finely chop the potato.
Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
Grind dalia / roasted gram into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Soak tamarind in few tablespoons of warm water and extract the thick pulp discarding any veins.

Soak puffed rice in enough water for couple of seconds to half a minute.
Strain the puffed rice and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan on medium low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic.
Fry briefly, add green chillies, potato (if using), onion and tamarind pulp.
Fry for a minute or two till onion is translucent and potato turns soft and stir in fenugreek leaves.
Once the fenugreek leaves are fried well, stir in soaked puffed rice and salt.
Mix carefully and make sure all the excess moisture is gone (if any).
Stir in ground dalia powder and serve fenugreek leaves puffed rice upma as a breakfast or as a snack.
Notes: Don’t over soak the puffed rice.

Suggestions: If puffed rice is over soaked, then spread it on a kitchen towel and let it dry for couple of minutes before using it.
Variations: You can also check other recipes with puffed rice here.
Other Names: Fenugreek Leaves Puffed Rice Upma, Menthikura Maramarala Upma.

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Spinach Puffed Rice Upma

11 Sep

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Palakura Maramarala Upma.

Puffed rice is washed under running water and kept aside to make it soft. Chopped spinach and onion are cooked in oil along with whole spices. Finally puffed rice is mixed in and finished with dalia powder. Serve spinach puffed rice upma as a breakfast or as a quick snack.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Spinach Puffed Rice Upma

Ingredients:

Puffed Rice 2 1/2 Cups
Spinach 2 Cups Packed
Potato 1 Small (optional)
Onion 1
Green Chillies 1 – 2
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Garlic 2 Cloves
Dalia 1 1/2 Tbsps
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash spinach thoroughly and finely chop it.
Remove stems, wash and chop the green chillies.
Peel and chop the onion.
Peel, wash and finely chop the potato.
Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
Grind dalia / roasted gram into fine powder using a spice grinder.

Soak puffed rice in enough water for couple of seconds to half a minute.
Strain the puffed rice and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan on medium low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic.
Fry briefly, add green chillies, potato (if using) and onion.
Fry for a minute or two till onion is translucent and potato turns soft and stir in spinach.
Once the spinach wilts, stir in soaked puffed rice and salt.
Mix carefully and make sure all the excess moisture is gone (if any).
Stir in ground dalia powder and serve spinach puffed rice upma as a breakfast or as a snack.
Notes: Don’t over soak the puffed rice.

Suggestions: If puffed rice is over soaked, then spread it on a kitchen towel and let it dry for couple of minutes before using it.
Variations: You can also check other recipes with puffed rice here.
Other Names: Spinach Puffed Rice Upma, Palakura Maramarala Upma.

Puffed Rice Squares

31 Mar

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Puffed Rice Squares.

Thick jaggery syrup is prepared with grated jaggery. Puffed rice is added to the jaggery syrup along with chopped cranberries and nuts. The mixture is pressed into squares and can be stored in a air tight container. Puffed rice squares stores for couple of months.
Makes: around 7 Puffed Rice Squares.

Ingredients:

Puffed Rice 2 1/2 Cups
Dried Cranberries 2 Tbsps
Almonds 10
Cashews 10
Black Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Jaggery (Grated) 1 1/4 Cups
Ghee 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Grease a square dish with half a tsp of ghee and keep aside.
Roughly chop cranberries.
Slice the cashews and almonds.
Toast the sesame seeds for a minute on low flame and keep aside.

Heat half of ghee in a pan, add grated jaggery and few tablespoons of water.
Let the jaggery melt and let the syrup thicken a bit.
When the syrup forms a soft ball when dropped in a bowl of water, remove the pan from heat.
Stir in puffed rice, chopped cranberries, cashews, almonds and sesame seeds.
Mix thoroughly and remove the mixture onto the greased bowl.
Press thoroughly and flatten the puffed rice mixture.
When its warm enough to handle, divide the flattened mixture into 3 inch squares.
Let it cool completely and store the puffed rice squares in a sealed jar and serve as desired.
Notes: Make sure to get the jaggery syrup right.

Suggestions: If puffed rice is not crisp enough, toast the puffed rice on low flame for a minute and cool to room temperature. Then add it to the jaggery syrup once crisped.
Variations: Substitute cranberries with raisins or your choice of dried fruit.
Other Names: Puffed Rice Squares.

Masala Puffed Rice Upma

27 Aug

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Masala Maramarala Upma.

Puffed rice is soaked in water till soft. Chopped vegetables are cooked in oil along with whole spices. A freshly ground spice mixture is prepared and added to the pan. Finally puffed rice is mixed in and finished with cilantro. Serve masala puffed rice upma as a breakfast or as a quick snack.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Masala Puffed Rice Upma

Ingredients:

Puffed Rice 2 1/2 Cups
Potato 1
Onion 1 Small
Green Chillies 1
Green Peas 3 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Cloves 1 – 2
Coriander Seeds Powder 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon 1/8 inch Stick
Star Anise 1/4 of One
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chillies.
Peel, wash and finely chop the potato.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash the green peas and keep aside.
wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Soak puffed rice in enough water for couple of seconds to half a minute.
Strain the puffed rice and keep aside.

Grind cloves, star anise and cinnamon into fine powder.

Heat oil in a pan on medium low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chillies, ground spice powder, potato and onion.
Fry for a minute or two till onion is translucent and potato turns soft.
Stir in peas, puffed rice and salt.
Mix carefully and make sure all the excess moisture is gone (if any).
Stir in chopped cilantro and serve masala puffed rice upma as a breakfast or as a snack.
Notes: Don’t over soak the puffed rice.

Suggestions: If puffed rice is over soaked, then spread it on a kitchen towel and let it dry for couple of minutes before using it.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped green bell pepper, carrots etc..
Other Names: Masala Puffed Rice Upma, Masala Maramarala Upma.

Easy Bhel

18 Apr

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Maramarala Mixture.

Puffed rice, sev (deep fried besan noodles), corn chips etc are mixed with spices and freshly chopped vegetables for quick and easy bhel. Serve easy bhel /puffed rice mixture immediately.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Easy Bhel.

Ingredients:

Puffed Rice 1 Cup
Fine Sev 1/2 Cup
Onion 1 Small
Tomato 1 Large
Tender Green Chiles 1 Small
Corn Chips 5
Dalia 2 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Roasted Peanuts 4 Tbsps
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the tomato and cilantro leaves.
Remove stem, wash and finely chop the green chile.

Grind dalia, red chili powder and a pinch of salt into fine powder using a spice blender.

In a mixing bowl, add puffed rice, fine sev, crushed corn chips, onion, tomato, green chile, roasted peanuts, ground dalia powder, lemon juice, cilantro and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly and divide into two bowls.
Serve easy bhel /puffed rice mixture immediately.
Notes: Make sure not to add chopped tomatoes and lemon juice until ready for serving.

Suggestions: You can adjust the amount of each of the ingredients according to preference.
Variations: Tortilla chips can be added to the bhel mixture.
Other Names: Easy Bhel.