Monday, October 20, 2014

Lasaniya Mamra - Garlic Flavored Puffed Rice

If you are fond of garlicky flavor, you may like this zesty Gujarati Puffed Rice.

Lasaniya Mamra
Garlic flavored Puffed Rice
12 cups Puffed Rice/Mamra/Kurmure
salt to taste
2 cups roasted peanuts

Grind to a fine paste
1 bulb garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tbsp. water

1/2 cup oil
2 sprigs curry leaves, torn
1/2 tsp asafetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Suggested Accompaniment
Mora Sev/Plain Sev

1. Pound entire garlic bulb with chili powder and water. You can also use a blender.
2. Roast puffed rice/kurmura till it's crispy. Do not let it burn.
3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed wok.
4. Add curry leaves, asafetida and turmeric powder.
5. Add garlic - chili paste. Sauté till moisture is evaporated.
6. Add peanuts and roast for 2 minutes till crispy.
7. Add puffed rice and salt.
8. Mix well till each grain of the puffed rice is coated with masala.
9. Let it cool down. Store in an airtight container.

Note -
1. This recipe uses an entire bulb of garlic. Use more or less garlic cloves based on your personal preference.
2. This chevda is generally topped with mora sev/plain sev, while serving.
3. Use mild or hot chili powder based on desired heat level.
Lasaniya Mamra with Mora Sev
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