Pori/ Puffed Rice is usually used in making snacks. During ayudha Poojai, Pori is served along with jaggery and roasted gram. After this, most of the households leave them as such. I tried making a spicy version of this Pori upma with the leftover puffed rice/ pori. The secret ingredient in this recipe is the usage of Idli Podi/Gunpowder that elevates the upma to a whole new level. This spicy Pori upma can be served as a breakfast or evening tiffin with a hot cup of coffee. It will definitely kick your taste buds.
- I didnot add any vegetables. You can add boiled green peas or grated carrots if you like.
- I used home made Idli podi for this recipe. You can also add store bought one if you have.
- Increase or decrease the Idli podi based on your spice levels.
- Adding less salt is important as the Idli podi itself has some salt to it.