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Nargis Mandakki |Davangere Special Puffed Rice
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Nargis Mandakki (Davangere Special Puffed Rice)

Nargis Mandakki|Davangere Special Puffed Rice is a very popular mandakki recipe from the town davangere located in central part of Karnataka.
Course Snack
Cuisine Davangere Special, South Indian
Keyword nargis mandakki
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 170.5kcal
Author Bhavana Patil



  • First of all add roasted gram or daliya (hurigadale or putani) into the blender (for dry grinding). Grind it until it becomes a fine powder. keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a big pot or pan on medium-low flame.Once oil heats up add mustard seeds, jeera ,curry leaves, green chillies and then crushed garlic.
  • Fry until green chillies turn little brown and then turn off the stove.(Note:there should be no moisture in the green chillies or curry leaves and they should be crisp)
  • Add the turmeric powder, cinnamon powder, salt and sugar, stir it well.
  • Finally add the puffed rice mix it well until mixture is well coated and then add roasted gram powder or daliya powder (putani powder) and mix well.
  • Nargis puffed rice or nargis mandakki is ready to eat. Serve with Tea/Coffee and Bhaji’s.
  • Store in airtight container once it cools .Stays crisp for 2-3 weeks if handled well. Enjoy it as it is or top it with chopped onion,coriander leaves and Sev for that extra taste.


1.Puffed rice/Mandakki must be fresh and crisp for this. Incase it has turned a bit soggy, keep it in microwave and heat for 1 min. It will get crisp. Alternatively you can dry roast them in a wide kadai too separately for 1-2 minutes on low flame.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 170.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.2g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.5g | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 124.6mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 0.6g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg