Kaara (Spicy Masala) pori
Being living in a tropical country, its very common to expect unpredictable climate. Yes especially this year, the climate is really horrible. Hot sunny in the morning whereas in the night its pretty chill & cold. But today in the evening, despite of hot sun, suddenly started pouring heavy rain. I being chat lover, (Infact craving for chat items from last sunday since we had yummy delicious dinner in Sankaranthi Restaurant) was very tempted to eat something spicy& tangy. Added to that my MIL send me some green mangoes from her garden.I am bit tempted and thinking what recipe I can prepare in Jiffy.I called my friend and she suggested this quick chat recipe. Yes its the famous " Kaara pori". I felt very refreshed as we shared some old memories of beach chatting with our school friends. Hmm.. Its very common in Indian beaches selling Kaara pori aka Masala pori, whereas here am totally missing this pori & my friends. With all nice memories wholeheartedly, I prepared this recipe. I dedicate to all my friends who get remind of their beach chatting. Lets go for this quick recipe.
Puffed rice (Pori) - 1 cup
Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Onion- 1/2 cup (Finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 (Finely chopped)
Garlic - 2 cloves (Crushed)
Carrot - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
More milagai (Buttermilk chilli) - 1
Green mango - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Lemon - 1
Red chilli powder - 1/4tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chat Masala - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Oil - 1 tbsp
salt to taste
In a pan, add oil followed by adding peanuts. Fry till it become crispy.(Be careful not to burn it). Keep it aside. In the same pan, add crushed garlic & curry leaves. Saute it for 2 mins. Now add more milagai, turmeric powder & red chilli powder and mix it well. Keep this masala aside.
In the mean time, get ready with onions, mango, carrot & tomato. Chop them finely. In a wide bowl, mix chopped onion, mango, carrot & tomato. Add the fried masala (Mentioned above) and roasted peanuts. Mix it well. Now add puffed rice or pori and mix it gently. Add chat masala and desired salt. Finally squeeze lemon to the mixture and serve. The amount of lemon should balance the chilli and chat masala taste. Check for salt, spicy and tangy. The perfect flavour of crushed garlic together with richness of masalas will take you to beach virtually. Enjoy spicy masala pori.
Note : Squeeze lemon only before serving. Else pori becomes gooey. The masala powders can be add more or less depends on taste.