Kara Pori | Manjal Pori | Low Fat Snack Ideas

spicy puffed rice

If you are from south side of Tamilnadu, you might be very familiar with this snack. Kara Pori or Manja Pori. It will be very tasty and very low in calorie. It is really nice to see such low calorie and flavored snacks being traditional. When we were staying in hostel, my friend’s mom used to give it as a big and large paper bag. It will be having flavors of garlic, asafoetida and spicy too. We all loved the snack and asked for the recipe. It was so simple. The best thing about this snack is, itself being very low in calories. As puffed rice fills the stomach so easily, you will be able to eat only a very limited quantity and it limits the calories. It is a way lower in cost too.

Usually, they add little fried peanuts for more taste. I have not added it in this recipe. Just to lower the calories, nothing else. You can guiltlessly take this one as a snack during your weight loss journey.

Recipe Source: Friend’s Mom.

spicy puffed rice

Kara Pori | Manjal Pori | Spicy Puffed Rice

Prep Time :
Cooking Time:
Yield:
1 cup
Serving Size: 1/2 cup Calories per Serving: 30
Ingredients

  • Puffed Rice or Pori – 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chilli Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida – 1/8 teaspoon
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
  • curry leaves – curry leaves
  • salt – as per taste
  • olive oil – 1/2 teaspoon

Quick Procedure

  • Heat a pan. Add oil. Add crushed garlic and saute till it becomes crispy. Add curry leaves and switch off the flame.
  • Add salt, asafoetida, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix well. Let the pan get cooled.
  • Add puffed rice and mix well. Let the masala get mixed with the puffed rice. Let everything cool down. Kara pori or Manja pori is ready.

Step-wise Pictures

Heat a pan. Add oil. Add crushed garlic and saute till it becomes crispy. Add curry leaves and switch off the flame.
preparation

Add salt, asafoetida, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix well. Let the pan get cooled.
preparation

Add puffed rice and mix well. Let the masala get mixed with the puffed rice. Let everything cool down. Kara pori or Manja pori is ready.
preparation

spicy puffed rice

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