Spiced puffed rice(Miryakana chirmuro)

Chirmuro(Konkani) meaning puffed rice. This is a versatile item which can be eaten as it is or made into many tasty dishes. I like any dish with puffed rice. When I was thinking of posting something simple today, I saw the picture of this dish in my picture “library”.

Aayi makes two types of spiced puffed rice. The one is most common and prepared in most of the houses. But this version is very different and I haven’t seen this prepared anywhere else. Even the puffed rice which has lost it’s crispiness. It is served topped with or without fresh coconut.

4-5 cups puffed rice(chirmuro)
A generous pinch of turmeric
1/2 tea spn pepper powder
1 tea spn ghee

Increase or decrease pepper to suit your taste.

On a low flame, heat ghee. Add turmeric, pepper powder, salt(take care not to burn anything). Fry for sometime and then add puffed rice. On a very low flame, keep stirring it one in a while till the rice has become very crispy and the ghee mixture is coated on rice.
Let it cool to room temperature. Store in airtight container.
Serve as it is or topped with little fresh coconut.

Preparation time : 8-10mins

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