Today I am sharing a very quick and delicious recipe . Lemon Puffed Rice / Mandakki chitranna is a filling and nutritious dish. It can be eaten for breakfast or lunch. It comes in handy to satisfy your hunger pangs in the evening and is also a great lunch box idea.
What is Puffed Rice?
Puffed rice refers to various foods made by introducing air into rice, typically in such a way that the grains of rice become larger and lighter, while also reducing moisture to achieve a crisp texture consistency .There are many recipes using muri or puffed rice or mandakki. It has a different name in every language. My family is used to light snack murmura served with coffee or tea.
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Recipe for Lemon Puffed Rice / Mandakki Chitranna:
2 Cups Puffed Rice
1 Tsp Urad Dal
2 Tsp Oil
1 Tsp Channa Dal
1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
2 Green Chillies Finely Chopped
1 Onion (Big) Finely chopped
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
1/2 Tsp Jeera
1 Big Potato finely Chopped
Salt to Taste
1″ Ginger Finely Chopped
1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
Juice of 1 Lemon
Finely Chopped fresh Coriander
Wash the puffed rice and soak in water for about 5 to 7 mins.
Squeeze the water fully and transfer it to a bowl.
Heat a wide bottom pan. Add oil.
Shallow fry urad dal , channa dal, jeera and mustard.
As the mustard splutters add finely chopped onion, green chilli and ginger.
Once the onion turn slightly golden add the chopped potatoes.
Now add haldi,chilli powder , asafoetida and mix well.
Once the potatoes are well cooked add squeezed puff rice and mix.
Add salt and Mix again. Switch off the flame.
Add lemon juice ,mix ,garnish with coriander leaves and serve.