Masala Pori Recipe | Kara Pori Recipe | Masala Puffed Rice Recipe


Masala Pori is a quick and healthy snack that you can prepare in no time and this is an all-time favourite of my family. Masala Pori is a very common street food sold in beaches in India. It is a perfect after school snack for the kids that can be made in about 10 minutes. Loaded with fresh vegetables, this puffed rice snack is a great for all ages. Here I add only chopped onion and tomato, we can add grated carrots also. This is one of the popular street foods in the state of Karnataka and also in beaches in Tamil Nadu. It is a perfect after school snack for kids. It keeps them filled up well until dinner. This is also a very quick to make recipe. If you are looking for a low-calorie snack, this is definitely a great option. Most of us make baji/bonda or other fried items for an evening snack. But instead of deep-fried snacks, this masala pori would be better option.  Serve this by adding finely chopped tomatoes and onions with few drops of lemon juice. Add these moist vegetables just before serving or it may turn soggy. My husband is very quick in cutting vegetables, in weekends, he only prefers these kinds of snacks. In the same way he prepares masala peanuts, the only work for me is just clean and pressure cook the peanuts and I give to him, he’ll continue the rest of the steps. I don’t know my elder one also likes this masala peanuts and my younger one likes masala pori. So, these are the weekend snack for sure.

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Masala Pori Recipe | Kara Pori Recipe | Masala Puffed Rice Recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 5 min Total Time 10 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. To prepare spicy pori, Heat oil in a pan.

  2. Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.

  3. Add roughly crushed garlic with skin and allow to turn crispy golden red.

  4. Add dry red chillies, remove half of the seeds from chillies and add and sauté till turn aromatic.

  5. Add asafoetida powder and curry leaves.

  6. Sauté well till all turn crispy.

  7. Add roasted chana dal.

  8. Add roasted peanuts.

  9. Add turmeric powder.

  10. Add chilli powder.

  11. Sauté well in low flame for 2-3 minutes.

  12. Add salt to this masala as pori has salt in it.

  13. Add powdered sugar and mix well.

  14. Add puffed rice / pori.

  15. Mix carefully in low flame.

  16. Allow to cool completely and store in an air tight container.

  17. To prepare masala pori, take required quantity of spicy pori in a bowel.

  18. Add chat masala powder.

  19. Add chopped onion.

  20. Take tomato and remove seed part and chopped the skin part and then add.

  21. Add some ribbon pakora or any namkeen.

  22. Add chopped coriander leaves.

  23. Add coconut oil and mix everything well.

  24. Tasty and crispy masala puffed rice / masala pori is ready for munching.

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Gomathi Ramesh

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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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