Spicy puffed rice (mandakki oggarane) / seasoned puffed rice recipe

Spicy puffed rice/mandakki oggarane  is a very healthy and delicious snack prepared with puffed rice, onions, tomatoes, green chillies, peanuts and mild spices.  It can be had as a evening snack with a cup of tea.  Mandakki oggarane is a tasty  and quick snack from North Western Karnataka.  It is very easy to make too and very low on calories.  It is a famous breakfast dish in Andhra Pradesh and is called as  Uggani in telugu and mandakki oggarane in Karnataka.  Now for the recipe…


Prep Time : 10 mins

Cook Time : 15 mins

Servings : 3-4 persons

Total time – 25 mins

Tasty Indian snack


Puffed rice/murmura/pori – 4 cups

Onion – 1 medium sized (chopped finely)

Tomatoes -2 (chopped finely)

Green chillies – 2 large sized

Roasted gram dal/bengal gram/dalia/pottukadalai – 1/4 cup

Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


Cooking oil – 4 tablespoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1/4 teaspoon

Peanuts – 2 tablespoons

Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon

Chana dal/bengal gram dal – 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice for garnishing



Wash and soak the puffed rice with sufficient water for 5 minutes.  Drain and squeeze out the water thoroughly and keep it aside.


Powder the roasted dal/dalia in a mixer to a fine powder and set aside.

IMG_5504Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal and peanuts and saute till the seeds splutter and dals turn light golden colour.  Then add chopped onions and green chillies and stir fry on a low flame till the onions become translucent.


Add chopped tomatoes and cook till they become little soft.  Then add soaked and drained puffed rice and  powdered roasted gram dal and mix well.


Then add chopped coriander leaves and salt and give a good mix.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes on a low flame and switch off the flame.  Squeeze lemon juice and spicy puffed rice is ready to be served.



  • For a healthier version, you can also add grated carrot, peas or potato to make it more filling and nutritious.
  • You can finally add namkeen sev to make it more tastier.

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