16 November 2011

Pori Upma(Puffed Rice/Moori Snack)

People like me, who hail from Hubli, have a special place for a simple and yummy snack called “Girmit”. Girmit is made with puffed rice, onion, green chillies and condiments. This love for Girmit also helped people from the small town; connect on a page created on Facebook by the name “Hubli Mundee” (meaning people from Hubli in Kannada). You might find the recipe of the delectable snack on the net.
Mornings are always hectic for most mothers, working or not working. Waking up the reluctant kid, getting them ready, getting them dressed, making their hair (bless you if you too have a girl like me with long hair). So deciding recipes for the lunch box is always a fight with so much limited time to work. I always try to decide what to make the previous night or try to devise simple recipes.
One such simple recipe is the Pori Upma or puffed rice snack.

>Jeera (Cumin Seed)-1 teaspoon
>Onions -2 (chopped finely)
>Green Chillies- 2 or to taste
>Curry Leaf- few
>Lemon Juice- 1 Teaspoon
>Coriander- for garnishing
>Puffed Rice- 500 grams (This quantity
might feel a lot, but shrinks
when it is heated)
>Oil- 1-2 Teaspoon
>Salt to taste

This recipe takes 10-15 minutes for chopping, preparation and cooking and serves 3 people.
Wash the puffed rice in a colander (Salladai in Tamil, Channi in Hindi) for a few seconds and drain it completely.
Heat the Oil in a medium pan and add the Jeera (Cumin seed). Tear the Curry leaf with your fingers; this lets out the lovely aroma. Add the chopped onion and chillies. If you like the heat of the chillies you can finely slice them, else just slit them across. Fry the onion till it becomes translucent. Add the washed and drained puffed rice and mix. Take it off the heat and garnish with coriander.


  1. Nice and easy, Thanks. Could be made with getti aval too. Needs sometime to soak tho'

  2. Very true, the aval one is a classic in Karnataka, India. The Pori(puffed rice) needs no soaking and is good to go for the morning rush. Good you liked my recipe.

  3. That's Hubli special Girmit Menshinkai.

  4. @BlogOperator-Correct re!I am from Hubli, so i love this recipe.