Anybody who has been to Indian beaches would be familiar with some kind of snack with Puffed rice. I came across this one in Chennai, my daughter and niece, both wanted to have it, I was very reluctant to buy it for the fear of falling sick after having it. But finally got a single packet and shared among ourselves ( thinking, that the less we have, the lesser chance of food poisoning, well, nothing happened, we are all fine). I took a mental note of the ingredients and made it at home whenever we felt like having it. The snack itself is a very healthy one, no deep frying and a nice way of making kids have their veggies. Yeah, we add shredded cabbage in this, try it, I am sure you'll love it..
Need To Have
- Puffed Rice - 1 + 1/2 cup
- Boiled Peanuts - 1 cup
- Finely Shredded Cabbage - 1/2 cup
- Tomato - 1 small chopped
- Red Onion - 1 small chopped
- Chopped Coriander - 2 tablespoons
- Red Chilly Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Lemon Juice - 2 teaspoons
- Salt - to taste
Mix in the peanuts, cabbage, onion, tomato and chopped coriander.
Lastly add the salt, chilly powder, lemon juice and the puffed rice, give one final mix and serve immediately.
You get dried peanuts throughout the year, pressure cook them with salt and little water (time needed to cook is 3/4 the time needed to cook rice), drain excess water and use, peanuts should have a slight crunch, not soft and mushy.
Feel free to play with the ingredients, add more or less as per your taste.
Some variations, can add chopped raw mangoes, grated carrot, coconut and some roasted cashews.
Make small batches and serve immediately, otherwise it'll turn soggy.