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Masala Pori

Crunchy and spicy, Masla Pori (Spiced puffed Rice) though a late entrant in our house is here to stay. Until Amma learnt to make it, it featured on our shopping list (to buy when in Chennai). A cup of this spicy snack is just right to awaken your taste buds without stuffing your stomach. Wash it down with coffee or tea; and you are set for the latter half of the day.  When the lot is about to get over and the pori a wee bit soft; make a bhel with the addition of vegetables and chutneys. Ingredients:
Pori - 4 to 5 cups
Coconut Oil - 1.5 tablespoon
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Sun dried Chillies (More Milagai) - 4 to 6
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Crushed Peppercorns - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Roasted salted peanuts - 1/3 cup
Fried Gram (Pottukadalai) - 1/3 cup
Garlic - 3 pods, crushed

Instructions:
Heat 2 teaspoon oil and fry the peanuts and fried gram. Keep aside.
In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoon oil and fry the crushed garlic (…

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