Monday, February 25, 2013

Pori Upma/Puffed Rice Upma

Serves 1

Pori(Puffed Rice) - 4 cups
Onion - 1/4 cup, chopped 
Green Bell Pepper - 1/4 cup, chopped
Tomato - 1 small, chopped
Green chilies - 2
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Cashews - 2 tbspns, broken
Curry leaves - a sprig
Salt to taste
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Chopped Coriander leaves - 2 tbspns

Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. Once it starts spluttering add cashews, urad dal and curry leaves. Add the onions and green chilies and fry until translucent. Now add the bell pepper and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook well. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder and let it cook. Wash the puffed rice under running water(use a strainer). Do not soak. It will become soggy. Squeeze the excess water and add it to the cooked onions and tomatoes.
Mix well and allow to cook not more than 2 minutes.
Switch off the flame and add lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot.

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