Pori upma is a simple breakfast or snack recipe. Learn how to make delicious puffed rice upma in south Indian style with step by step detailed instructions with pictures.
About couple of years back mom in law asked me to try this pori upma along with few other recipes she told me over phone which she learnt from Tv cookery shows. I noted all the recipes in my laptop notepad and it was as such these many years. When I bought a pack of pori for last years karthigai deepam, I knew I would never use this pori for karthigai deepam fully, still got for using it for snack items. I wanted to post that time itself as many would have the puffed rice in stock. I usually use it by making kara pori, which is my favorite, or even a simple bhel with the ingredients I have in hand. But I saved pori for trying out this pori upma. When my mom in law was here, she used to keep reminding me about this pori upma.
It was really simple to make and tasted delicious. I never thought it would turn out this much as I myself had an assumption that it would taste so bland. So if you too are hesitant, please go ahead and try this out. Check my beach style kara pori recipe
Pori upma step by step method:
- First heat a kadai with oil. Temper with mustard, urad dal, chana dal and peanuts. Roast in low flame so that peanuts turn crispy from inside. Add curry leaves, finely chopped onion, green chilli, carrots and fry for a minute, until onion turns transparent.
- Meanwhile wash measured puffed rice in water and drain over a strainer.
- Add required salt, turmeric and give a quick stir. Add the puffed rice, drained well, without any water.
- Cook for 1 minute. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice in sprinkled way, mix well.
Serve hot as tea time snack or even for breakfast, it’s quite filling.