01 May, 2009

White and light

This is an innocuous food for all times. Different languages refer it as follows:- Assamese -Muri, Gujarati - Mumra, Kannada - Kadle poori , Mandalu and Mandakki, Konkani - Chanburo, Malayalam - Porei, Marathi - Kurmure / Murmure, Tamil - Pori, Telugu - Borugulu or Mora moraalu (similar to "mur mure"), Tulu - Churmuri and Kurlu and Hindi Parmal. Thats, white and light, puffed rice for you. (Courtesy :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puffed_rice )

Different permutations and combinations will give variety of items to tickle your taste buds.
Be it, the famous Bhel puri or laddoo coated with jaggery syrup, or spicy puffed rice upma and the list goes on.

Enlisting a few benefits which are top of the mind recall
- No Fats
- Rich in carbohydrates
- Easy to digest
- Not sure of expiry date ( I think its 1 year)
For more information on puffed rice nutrition ,check the following link
http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-rice-puffed-fortified-i8156
Of course there are cons also, like :- it is more harmful for your teeth than any sweets. But, you can always brush your teeth after that.

For me, puffed rice is my dinner when Tiffin doesn’t come. So next time when you are coming to my place you know what is there for dinner. :D.

8 comments:

Sachin Bharadwaj said...

Mandakki is my favourite pastime snack...never had thought about it so much. Thanks for stopping by my blog Drushti.

Anurag said...

hey what do u eat with puffed rice...rather how do u eat it...gimme the recipe...i also need food tips since i sometimes cook n i get no tiffin

Drushti said...

@ Sachin... Blogger fraternity :-)
@ Anurag..Its all in there.. get the white and light stuff all most anything eatable you can mix with it and have it buddy ;-)

Drushti said...

@Anurag.. ek aur naya post kiya hai kya .. Its a beutiful life :-)

Anonymous said...

Add a little chilli powder, some grated onions and tomatoes and there you have BHEL PURI !!..

Drushti said...

Thank you anonymous... :-)

Anurag said...

@drushti
tu bhi na...mai kabhi kabhi aise bhi comment kar deta hoon :X

aur yeh kya recipe hua..kuch bhi daal de...fraud :P

Drushti said...

@ Anurag..Mein fraud...kya re..meine jo kehna tha woh post mein keh diya hai...is zyadaa receipes mujhe nahin maalum..