Lemon puffed rice upma

Recipe Categories: Breakfast Dishes,Snacks
Preparation Time : 15 min Cooking Time : 10 min Serves : 4

Mandakki oggarne is a light breakfast dish, a popular dish from Davangere, got to learn this  scrumptious snack dish from localities, which I prepare often, my son’s favorite dish, it is commonly known as Thoisida mandakki means rinsed/soaked puffed rice served with hot hot mirchi bajji’s, which makes a delightful combination with mandakki. Loved to have it all the time when we lived in Davangere. 


Puffed rice – 200 gm

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Cumin – 1/4 tsp

Green chilies – 3 no’s chopped

Curry leaves – 2 springs

Coriander – 1 small bunch chopped

Onion – 3 or 4 no’s chopped finely

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Lemon juice – 2 tsp (adjust to your taste)

Roasted gram – 2 tbs

Coconut – 1/4 cup (optional)

Salt to taste

Oil – 3 tbs




Add puffed rice in a wide bowl,  soak in water for 5 min, rinse, squeeze and remove the water in it, drain the water using a colander and keep aside.


Add roasted gram in a mixer jar make a fine powder and keep ready.


Heat a pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add mustard seeds and cumin allow it to splutter, add chopped chilies, coriander saute in oil, add chopped onion fry until it turns to translucent


Add drained puffed rice into it, mix well add salt and turmeric, make a low flame for 2 min


Add roasted gram powder and grated coconut, toss it well remove from the flame.


Add fresh lemon juice and chopped coriander once again toss it well.


Enjoy !!! Lemon Puffed rice with Mirchi bajji or sev.

Note –

Fry onion until translucent not brown in color.

Add roasted gram (powdered) and lemon juice to adjust your taste.



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