Different puffed rice receipes

There are variety of puffed rice available today. It is mainly used in India in various receipes. It can even be tasted as it is available. Every region has their own recipes with puffed rice. Below I will share few receipes made using puffed rice which can be a perfect evening snack.

Recipes made out of puffed rice make a perfect evening snack. Also it is very easy to prepare a snack using puffed rice which is not even time consuming. If puffed rice is available at home, one can think of preparing something out of it instantly. Bhel using puffed rice is a very common snack in India which is loved by most Indians. Also there are many variations of it. I have shared few recipes which can be easily made using puffed rice.

Simple Puffed rice chivda

This chivda can be made in 5 to 10 minutes and the easiet to make. You can make it and store it for about 15 days and you can snack on it when ever you feel hungry. Since this is a dry snack it is not necessary that you must consume it on the same day.

Ingredients required

  1. Puffed rice

  2. Ground nut - 1 small cup

  3. Fried grams - 1/2 cup

  4. Mustard seeds -1 tsp

  5. Tumeric powder -1 tsp

  6. Salt to taste

Method of preparation

Keep the puffed rice ready in a large vessel so that it can be easy to mix. In a pan, add oil. Once the oil heats up, add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add fried grams and peanuts. Fry for about 5 minutes. When you see the peanuts changed the color, add tumeric powder. Off the flame. Now pour this oil mixture in the vessel having puffed rice. Sprinkle some salt according to taste. Mix well with a big splatula.

This recipe is now ready to be tasted. You can make a slight variation by adding garlic cloves. If you want to add the garlic cloves, then once the mustard seeds start to splutter add 4-5 garlic cloves and fry for 3-4 minutes before adding fried grams and peanuts. There will be a variation of taste when garlic is added. I have not used it since I do not like garlic.

Mint and Curry leaves chivda

Recently I tasted this Mint leaves and curry leaves chivda which was made by my aunt. It actually tasted delicious with mint flavour. I tried the same after coming home and everybody else liked it too. This chivda with mint flavour is very different as not many people would have tasted it, yet very easy to prepare like that simple one.

Ingredients required

  1. Puffed rice

  2. Mint leaves - dried and crushed roughly

  3. Curry leaves - dried and crushed

  4. Mustard seeds -1 tsp

  5. Tumeric powder -1 tsp

  6. Oil as required

  7. Salt to taste

Method of preparation

Similar to normal chivda, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the crushed mint and curry leaves. Also add turmeric. Pour this mixture to a vessel containing Poha. Add salt and mix well.

Soaked puffed rice

Soaked puffed rice is a easy breakfast recipe. With all the ingredients ready in hand, you can cook it in 15 minutes. Also this is very light for breakfast. You can even prepare this for your unexpected guests very quickly

Ingredients required

  1. Puffed rice

  2. Onion - 1 cup diced

  3. Green chillies - 2 to 3 ( You can add according to your taste)

  4. Groundnuts - half cup

  5. Fried gram - Roughly grinded 2-3 tsp

  6. 1 small lemon

  7. A pinch of sugar

  8. Freshly grated coconut

  9. Chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves

  10. Mustard seeds -1 tsp

  11. Tumeric powder -1 tsp

  12. Oil as required

  13. Salt to taste

Method of preparation

Soak the puffed rice in water for about 10-15 minutes. Squeeze the soaked puffed rice, remove the water and keep the soaked puffed rice aside in a plate. Grind the fried gram roughly in a mixer grinder. Now heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds start to splutter, add groundnuts and fry till the peanuts are roasted. Add curry leaves, onion and green chillies. Fry till the onion becomes translucent. Add turmeric powder and simmer the flame. Add soaked and squeezed puffed rice to the pan. Sprinkle salt according to your taste. Squeeze lemon and sprinkle a pinch of sugar as you are adding lemon juice. Now add the roughly grinded fried grams and mix well. You can now add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves and mix.

My husband loves this for a breakfast. You can also try this and I am sure definitely even you will like it.

Note: This puffed rice is easily available in market. You get both salted and unsalted. So make sure you taste the puffed rice before adding salt. If you have bought a salted one, you can adjust the taste by adding less salt.


Author: Swati Sarnobat30 May 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Ah! Delicious recipes of puffed rice! You can also prepare a dry bhel by just adding minced onions and coriander into the puffed rice. Then make a paste of green chillies and sugar and add into the mixture. Then add Khara and later on sprinkle with lemon. It is simple and tasty.

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