Spicy Puffed rice

This snack is ideal for the weight watchers. Puffed rice roasted to a crisp, spiced with a few green chillies and Kashmiri chilly powder. Groundnuts too for that extra crunch , curry leaves and hing/ asafoetida for flavour. Add finely chopped onions, tomatoes ,coriander leaves and a little lemon juice and your Sookha Bhel is ready. , Thank-you so much dear Girija Vishnu Vardhan for the delicious, easy to make recipe.


5 cups of Kurmura/ puffed rice


1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilly powder

For the tempering:

5 tsps oil

1 tsp mustard

5 tbsps Peanuts

A big pinch of Hing/ asafoetida

3 sprigs curry leaves

2 green chillies finely chopped


Heat oil in a pan. Drop in the mustard seeds and after they splutter, add the peanuts and toss for a minute. Drop in the green chillies, curry leaves and Hing. Toss and add the puffed rice, Kashmiri chilly powder and salt. Mix thoroughly and roast on a very gentle flame till crisp. Store in an airtight container after it’s thoroughly cooled.

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