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Pori Upma| Puffed Rice Upma Recipe | Maramaralu Upma
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Pori Upma| Puffed Rice Upma Recipe | Maramaralu Upma

Pori Upma is a very delicious evening time snack made with puffed rice, enriched with veggies. Quick and easy to make upma. Its also called as mandakki oggarane, uggani or murmura upma.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Evening Tiffen
Cuisine: Indian, Karnataka, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 4 Cups Puffed Rice (Pori) 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 1 Onion Finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot Finely Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Green Peas
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Ginger Chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt Adjust As Needed
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves Finely Chopped

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • Few Curry


  • Heat a pan and add peanuts and dry roast them till they are hot in medium flame. Set this aside and allow it to cool. ‘Take the puffed rice in a colander and wash it thoroughly under running water and then squeeze it and drain the water and keep the puffed rice aside
  • Heat a pan and add oil, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and when they starts to sputter, add urid dal and roast them till they are golden brown color. Then add the chopped green chilli and curry leaves. Then, add the chopped onions and ginger and saute them till the onions turns translucent. 
  • Then add the chopped carrot and green peas and stir-fry for couple of minutes. Add turmeric powder and salt and add 1/4 cup of water and allow the veggies to cook completely. 
  • Peel the peanuts and add it to the mixer jar and give a pulse to grind them coarsely. Set this aside. When the veggies are cooked, add the washed and squeezed puffed rice to the pan and give a good mix
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Squeeze 1/2 lemon and mix well.
  • Finally add ground peanuts and mix well and take it to a serving bowl
  • Serve the delicious Pori Upma with hot coffee / tea. 



Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g