Puffed Rice Upma
Maramarala Upma/ Mamra Upma/ Burugulu Upma
Puffed Rice 6-8 cups
Red Onion 1
Green Chillies 5
Turmeric powder a pinch
Dalia powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Chana dal 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 4
Curry leaves 4
Oil 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Remove stems, wash and halve the chillies.
Chop onion finely.
Soak puffed rice in water for a minute or less.
Squeeze the water slightly out of the soaked rice and keep aside.
Heat oil in a wok, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When chana dal turns light brown, add halved green chillies and chopped onion.
When onion becomes translucent, add puffed rice, turmeric powder, dalia powder and salt.
Mix thoroughly and serve hot with a squeeze of lemon.
Notes: Don’t soak puffed rice too long which destroys the whole recipe. I prefer using transparent puffed rice rather than the opaque ones especially for this upma.