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Mandakki Usli served on a brown plate garnished with coriander leaves and lemon on side
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Karnataka Style Mandakki Usli Recipe (Puffed Rice Upma)

Mandakki Usli Recipe|Puffed Rice Upma is a simple Karnataka style breakfast made with soaked Puffed Rice, onions, groundnuts and curry leaves and is typically relished along with Mirchi bajji and chai.
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka, South Indian
Keyword borigulu, churmuri susla, gluten-free, mandakki usli, puffed rice upma, uggani, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 160kcal
Author Bhavana Patil

Ingredients

Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250ml

Instructions

  • Soak the puffed rice in the water for about 2 minutes.Squeeze out the water and keep the soaked puffed rice aside.
    **Note:Make sure it doesn’t soak much water and turn mushy.
  • Make a fine powder of putani/dalia split/fried gram and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai.When its hot, add peanuts fry until golden brown.
  • Then add mustard seeds let them splutter.Next add curry leaves and green chillies and saute for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion, salt, turmeric and saute for about 2-3 minutes until onion becomes translucent.
  • Next add lemon juice and saute for few seconds. Mandakki Oggarane is ready.
  • To the Oggarane add puffed rice (make sure there is no water), cilantro/coriander leaves, grated coconut (optional) and mix well.
  • Lastly add fried gram powder ,sugar (optional) and toss everything well and turn off the gas.
  • Serve Mandakki Usli /Mandakki Oggarne/Uggani with Chilli Bajji and hot chai.

Notes

  • You can add finely chopped veggies like carrot, beans and capsicum to make it more healthy.
  • Secret ingredient to get authentic mandakki usli taste is fried gram/putani. So dont skip it.
  • Taste also depends on the puffed rice variety and quality.i do not prefer using Mysore Mandakki for this recipe.
  • More the onion more tastier the mandakki usli is.
Note:Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 100gram | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.3mg