Sunday, 7 October 2007

Microwave Puffed Rice Chat


This is similar to the Puffed Rice Upma (Maramaraalu Upma), just the Maramaraalu in this chat will be crispy where as in Upma they are made soft by soaking in water...I make this very often as an evening snack after I return from work..Can be made in a jiffy...

Ingredients:

Puffed Rice - 3 cups
Onion - 1/2 chopped finely
Green chillie - 1 chopped finely
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 3 tsps
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Curry leaves - 5
Oil - 2 tsps
Salt - to taste

Method:

1. Take a microwave safe bowl. Add the oil and heat for 1 min on high.
2. Now add cumin, mustard seeds, chana dal, peanuts, curry leaves and microwave on MEDIUM for 2-3min.
3. Add the onions and Green chillies, Microwave on high for 2-3min. Onions start turning soft at this stage.
4. Add salt and puffed rice, Mix well and Serve.

You can spray lemon juice on top if you like
Note: Timings in the Microwave vary with its power specs.


This is my entry to Microwave Easy Cooking - Snacks Event hosted by Srivalli of Cooking4allseasons.

19 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice snack entry Keerthi.....I am sure it tastes great dear :-)

Padma said...

That photo is cool, nice click out of m/w

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi keerthi, first time here, saw this link from the leftover remake roundup...lov the egg presentation, and esp the detailed foto blog for the TCI event..

Asha said...

Slurp!! I would love that for a snack!:))

Rohini's kitchen said...

Looks awesome! Nice blog.

Rajitha said...

yumm..i make puffed rice chaat but with all veggies diced in it with some chaat powder..will try ur method.

Sivani said...

This really does look super-easy. Just right for the time when you feel like snacking but also feel too lazy to put together something complicated. This is going straight into my bookmarks!

Sia said...

ah!!! these MV cooking recipes are really coming to my rescue:) all i use mv is for reheating and making rice;) i know, i feel like hiding my face...

Seena said...

Keerthi,
haven't got a chance to taste this, will try..

bindiya said...

Lovely Keerthi, this kind of a fast snack is always welcome!

sunita said...

That's such a nice quick snack...lovely entry.

Bharathy said...

Fine entry for the event,Keerthi :)...sounds easy too..my son loves chat..gotta try soon :)..thanks for sharing, dear!

Kalpana said...

Thanks for an easy recipe.......

Rina said...

Looks like one easy snack in a jiffy. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Taste of Mysore said...

Nice n filling snack!

Prajusha said...

keerthi,
this snack looks tasty and easy to make.
Great entry!

Mocha said...

OMG Keerthi. I had a bowl of puffed rice cereal waiting for me to do aomething with it. Intially I wanted to make a sweet. Tomorrow my DH is going to get chat. Thanks a lot

srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entry...catch you at the round up

Rachel said...

Now tht's a heaven sent recipe..was wondering what to do with all the puffed rice after the pooja....