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Kara Pori – Spiced Puffed Rice

Kara Pori ( Spicy Puffed rice) is one the most popular street-side snack in southern part of India. I still remember those childhood days, I used to buy this puffed rice when I come home from school. It’s one of my favorite snack.

My aunt used to make this when I go to her place at holidays. Try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you.

Preparation Time : 20 minutes
No of servings : 4-5
Spice level : 3 out of 5


  • Puffed Rice/Pori : 3 cups
  • Oil : 1 tsp
  • Roasted Peanuts : 1/4 cup
  • Split chana dal : 2 tbsp
  • Garlic : 6 (pressed)
  • Red chili powder : 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves : 8-9
  • Salt : to taste

Method Of preparation :

  1. Heat oil in a wide pan add Peanuts, Garlic and Curry leaves. Fry them for 3-4 minutes.
  2. After that add the puffed rice with turmeric powder, split chana dal, salt and red chili powder.
  3. Mix it all together and let it sit in the heat for 5 minutes or till it becomes crispy.
  4. Serve it hot wit some hot chai ( tea).

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  1. No one could say no to this super tasty snack. I’m loving it !!

  2. thats really true one can say no …looks very inviting

  3. My fav teatime snack..looks so crispy n perfect

  4. i cud have a bowl of that, some hot chai and watch a chick flick and be very happy in life:)

  5. Excellent crunchy looking snack. Very well done.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Shriya,
    Karapori is yummy. Nice muncher for movies and spending time in beaches.

  7. Crispy and spicy pori makes me drool..

  8. usually my mom do like this during rainy days……great tea time snack

  9. Wow – love this… I can eat a bowlful easily!

  10. this one looks superbbbbbbb…………….yummy…an u send me some…wil give u addresss…hehe.///jst kidding…wat i mean to say is …it looks so yummy…tat i want to have some rt nowwww…

  11. Wish i had this bowl of delciousness with me right now.

  12. I am so making this today Shriya..Looks so so good..

  13. I love this a lot,have to make it soon,excellent pictures!

  14. My favourite Snack too. Yumm.

  15. ohoh, it is about time for a tea with a snack… This is looking perfect for my little break… Never tried to make these at home, now that I see how easy it is, I am tempted…

  16. Hi,
    First i appreciate u r cooking, If i go through u your website really mouth melting and also tempting to do any one of the item.

    In our area the main thing in Kara pori is Marinated Chillies or Moar Milagai , Try once with add this

  17. so nice. i made it i liked it soooooooooo much thanks a lot

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