Kara Pori (Masala puffed rice)

I love this. It is so easy to do. Whenever I run out of snack for kids I will just do this. This is yet another dish in which it is difficult to go wrong. Also you almost mix any nuts or dhal yet it will taste wonderful. It is good tea time or after school snack. It is good for rainy season too. It is definitely healthier one...

Puffed Rice / Pori - 6 cups
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Fried gram(Pottukadalai) - 1/2 Cup
Cashew Nuts - 1/2 cup
Curry leaves - a fistful
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

Red dry Chilli - 3 (Break into 2)
Asafotedia- a generous pinch
Garlic pods - 4 big ones
Oil - 3 tablespoons

Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Salt - as per taste
Sugar - 1 teaspoon (optional)

Make sure you take all the ingredients in one place 

crush the garlic with the skin and keep it aside
Wash Curry Leaves and dry it out. When dry put it in Microwave for 1 min (keeping in microwave is optional)
Heat the kada and add oil. When oil is hot add Asafotedia, mustard seeds, garlic, curry leaves and dry red chillies fry for 1 min
Add all the dhal and fry for 2-3 mins in medium flame (till all the dhals are fired). Add red chillies powder, turmeric powder, Sugar and salt mix well. Reduce the flame completely and add puffed rice. And mix well. Leave it for 2 mins. switch it off and store it in air tight container.Enjoy guilt free snack

 Enjoy guilt free snack