Puffed rice mixture / Kara pori

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Puffed rice mixture or Kara pori is a spicy snack prepared with puffed rice and nuts. Best tea time snack and it is very simple recipe to prepare at home. Also it is a healthy snack choice as it is just pan fried with little oil. You can store this in an airtight container for a week or more.­

Kara pori / Puffed rice mixture


      • 4 cups (heaped) – Puffed rice / pori
      • 5 tbsp – Roasted bengal gram / pottukadalai
      • 5 tbsp – Peanuts (roasted)
      • 3 tbsp – Cashew nuts (raw)
      • 2 nos – Garlic crushed
      • 1/8 tsp – Red chilli powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • Salt as needed


      • 2 tsp – Oil
      • 2 nos – Dried red chillies
      • 10 nos – Fresh curry leaves

Pori mixture or kara pori process

Preparation method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add red chillies and curry leaves, saute for few seconds. Always keep the flame in medium.
  2. Add cashews nuts, followed by roasted bengal gram and peanuts along with crushed garlic, saute until they are slightly golden brown. Then add turmeric powder and red chilli powder, saute for few seconds or until raw smell goes.
  3. Now reduce flame to low, add puffed rice / pori little by little and keep stirring until pori pieces are well coated with the turmeric, red chilli powder and oil. Keep stirring continuously for 5 to 7 mins until pori becomes crispy. Finally add required salt and mix well.
  4. Allow them to cool and store it in an airtight container for a week or more. Best tea time snack kara pori is ready to serve.

Kara pori / Puffed rice mixture


  • I used roasted peanuts here. If you have raw peanuts, then add it as the first thing before adding red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Do not burn roasted bengal gram, cashew nuts and peanuts by over frying it.

Kara pori / Puffed rice mixture


  1. Kara pori looks very crunchy and delicious

    On-going event: Healthy Breakfast

  2. its my favorite.... can munch the whole day...

  3. Yummy.. A lovely snack with eve tea !

  4. Love this crunchy and crispy kaara pori...

  5. Crrrunchy n delicious kara pori!


  6. Crunchy munchy kara pori, seriously am drooling for some.

  7. I love this masala pori :) looks so yummy .. perfect snack to munch any time !!

  8. supe good snack for tea...i simply love this


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