Monday, 6 February 2012

Masala Puffed Rice Upma

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
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.