Arisi pori upma(Puffed rice upma)
Star ingredient: Arisi pori (puffed rice)
1 1/2 cups puffed rice
1 small carrot chopped
1/2 capsicum chopped
2 green chillies
10-12 curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal
Oil to temper
1.Take puffed rice in a wide vessel and wash thoroughly twice.Squeeze all the water and let it rest for 2 miutes.This makes the puffed rice soft.
2.In a kadai,add some oil and temper all the ingredients except carrots and capsicum.
3.Add the chopped carrot and capsicum and saute for 5-7 minutes.Add salt and mix well.
4.Add the washed puffed rice,mix well,remove from flame.
5.Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.
1.Do not soak the puffed rice in water as it turns mushy
2.You can skip vegetables and increase chilli if you need
3.Replace asafoetida with finely chopped onions in tempering if needed