Saturday, March 9, 2013

Charmure Upkari (Spicy Puffed Rice)

I actually never thought that I would be writing about this simple, spicy and tasty, “no fuss”, no cooking and a typical “Amchi” snack – Charmure Upkari.   “Charmure” is the Konkani word for puffed rice and “Upkari” means a dry curry.


Hello friends, I got back (about ten days ago) after attending our annual “Teru” or Ratha-Utsav festival in Katapady, a small village in Udupi district. During the last day of the festival, a fair is generally held in the temple premises wherein various stalls are put up. Here, one gets to taste some authentic Konkani cuisine – Golli Bajje, Biscut Aambado, Charmure Upkari etc…. To tell you frankly, the taste of one such item that still lingers in my mouth is the humble “Charmure Upkari”. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am tasting this after a long time. So, here it is!


 Charmure Upkari  16


 Charmure Upkari  10
Ingredients

Ingredients

Charmuro / Puffed rice
2 cups
Coconut gratings
3-4 tbsps
Coconut oil
3-4 tsps
Chilly powder
½ tsp
Sambhar powder
1 tsp
Onions (chopped)
1 medium
Lemon juice  (optional)
1 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp
Grated carrot (optional)
1-2 tbsp
Salt
As per taste


Method :

  1. In a large bowl, place the coconut gratings, chilly powder, sambhar powder, coconut oil, chopped onions, grated carrot, lime juice, salt  and Charmuro/Puffed rice.  Mix them well.
  2. Finally garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  3. Serve immediately.

Prepartion time :  15-20 mins
Serves : 2


Note:

  • Charmuro/Puffed rice should be fresh and crisp. If it’s not crisp, roast it in a pan for a few minutes – it will turn crispy.
  • This is an evening snack.
  • You can use any oil of your choice. But coconut oil gives it that authentic “Amchi” taste.
  • Use of chilly powder and Sambhar powder can be adjusted according to one’s taste.

8 comments:

  1. This is indeed a healthy snack. And so easy to make. And tasty. I do add some roasted peanuts too.

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  2. Love this kind of easy and incredible snacks,irresistible platter.

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  3. hi shobha, yummy and looks very aromatic with those lovely spices

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  4. Coool idea for munching but adding coconut was new for me.

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  5. Thanks for this easy to make snack. Looking forward to many such dishes as evening snacks...

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  6. Thanks so much for this recipe .... This recipe is perfact for unexpected guests . Quick, easy & tasty.

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  7. I'm surely trying this :-) Yummm!!!

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