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Masala Puffed Rice|Spicy Garlic Puffed Rice
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Masala Puffed Rice|Spicy Garlic Puffed Rice

Masala Puffed Rice|Spicy Garlic Puffed Rice also known as Bellulli Mandakki  ( Bellulli=Garlic, Mandakki=Puffed rice) is a favorite tea time snack for North Kannadigas prepared using thin puffed rice, peanuts, roasted gram, green chili, curry leaves, garlic and few other spices.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian, karnataka, north karnataka
Keyword belluli mandakki, masala puffed rice, spicy garlic puffed rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 170kcal
Author bhavana



  • Heat oil in a wide pan on medium flame.
  • Add mustard,jeera,peanuts and roast until peanuts are slightly brown and roasted.
  • Then add fried gram ,curry leaves, crushed garlic one by one, fry for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat,add turmeric powder, red chilli powder,sugar and salt. Mix it well.
  • Mix the above masala with puffed rice until well coated .
  • Mouth watering masala puffed rice is ready.Serve with onion and Mirchi/bonda. Allow it to cool and store in an airtight container.


1.If you like garlic you can add some more.
2.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: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10.2g | Sodium: 243mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 0.6g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg