Monday, December 28, 2009

Mamara / Murmure / Puffed Rice

This is a popular snack and puffed rice is available is most grocery shops. It's commonly used in preparing Bhel.


Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 cups puffed rice ( mamara / murmure )
  • 1/2 tsp mustand seeds
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of hing ( asafoetida)
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste ( optional )
Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, hing and dried red chillies.
  • Once the mustard seeds crackle, add the mamara.
  • Mix well and add turmeric powder, red chilli power, salt and sugar.
  • Keep mixing on low heat till the rice is crunchy.
  • Wait for it to cool down. Store in an air-tight container
Serving Suggestions:
Serve as it is or with gren chutney, onion and sev. You can also use it to prepare Bhel.

Tip:
Make sure you cook it on low-flame and stir often to avoid geeting it burnt.