Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Spicy puffed rice

This is one of my favourite snacks. Hundreds have been the number of times when I have had this during my school days. Despite this being my favourite snack, I really don't know why did not make this before. When I was raking my brains for an easy snack for Diwali, S suggested that I make this. An easy breezy and a hassle free recipe. Goes great with a cup of coffee or tea. So here goes the recipe.

Spicy puffed rice recipe:
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time 15 mins

Puffed rice-10 cups
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Red chillies- 2
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Peanuts- 1/2 cup
Roasted gram/ Dalia- 1/4 cup
Hing- 1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Other optional ingredients: Chopped dry coconut pieces and cashews.

  • Toast the puffed rice till crisp and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
  • Once it pops add the peanuts and fry till brown
  • Add the red chillies and fry till crisp..
  • Add the roasted gram and saute for a min.
  • Next, add the turmeric, red chilli powder and curry leaves
  • When the curry leaves turn crisp, add the hing and salt.
  • Add the puffed rice, mix thoroughly and take of the flame. 
  • Keep it closed for 10-15mins for the flavours to infuse.
  • Store in an air tight container.


  1. Wow, spicy puffed rice looks fabulous..

  2. My fav esp on a rainy eve a perfect snack :)

  3. What a nice, simple and healthy idea. I am always on the lookout for healthy ideas and this looks like one that can lend itself to loads of interesting variations in terms of spices and ingredients. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Yum! That looks really delicious :)

  5. this is my go to recipe for evening snacks. looks incredible.


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