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Special Masala Pori

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A simple and tasty tea time / evening snack.
Masala Pori - Kara Pori - Spicy Puffed Rice

Masala Pori or Kara Pori (Spicy Puffed Rice) is a very easy to make, delicious and tasty snack that can be made in very little time. Made out of puffed rice, it is a common snack across Tamil Nadu often served as a snack during tea time or as an evening snack. It is a guilt free snack and is packed as office snack or school snack too.

Masala Pori - Kara Pori - Spicy Puffed Rice

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Masala Pori - Kara Pori - Spicy Puffed Rice
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Masala Pori (Kara Pori) Recipe

A simple and tasty tea time / evening snack.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: South Indian

Ingredients for Masala Pori (Kara Pori)

  • 2 cups Puffed Rice (Pori)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • handful Fried Peanuts
  • 1 or 2 Red Chillies
  • little Mustard Seeds
  • few Curry Leaves
  • as required Ompodi (Sev)
  • as required Kara Boondi
  • as required Oil

How to make Masala Pori (Kara Pori)

  • Heat a little oil in a pan.
  • Fry the mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies for 30 seconds.
  • Remove and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and toss well to mix.
  • Serve at once or store it in an airtight container.

Variations of this recipe:

As with any Indian recipe, there are numerous local variations to this snack. Some of the popular variations include:

  • Masala Garlic Pori (Masala Garlic Puffed Rice):  Along with the ingredients above, add crushed garlic cloves and roasted gram.
  • Coriander and Mint Masala Pori: Add some coriander leaves and mint leaves to the preparation mentioned above along with chopped mango pieces, lemon juice and onions.
  • Puffed Rice Chaat: This is more a North Indian variation similar to a Bhel Puri. Sweet Chutney, Green Chutney, Carrot, Onions, Cucumbers and Tomatoes are added.


Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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