Kara Pori – Masala Pori Recipe – Spicy Puffed Rice / Murmura

Kara Pori that’s also known as Masala kaara pori makes a fantastic guilt free snack whenever you begin to crave for something to munch on.  A cup of this spicy puffed rice along with a cup of steaming coffee or tea during the evenings is a wonderful treat especially during this cold season. I had some left over pori (Rice krispies) after making pori urundai for Karthigai Deepam and every year the left over always gets converted to kaara pori.

My kids love this so much and their favorite to munch when they are reading books is this spicy murmura. As it’s a healthy snack, I never mind even if they binge on it. We love garlic, so I always spice up the pori with garlic and it gives such a nice flavor to our all time favorite snack.

Masala Pori Recipe

Kara Pori Recipe

Prep time: 2 mins  |  Cook time: 5 mins  |  Makes: 2 cups
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snacks


  • Pori (Puffed rice / Rice krispies) - 1+1/2 cups
  • Roasted peanuts – 1/4 cup
  • Roasted gram dal (pottukadalai / chutney dal) – 1/4 cup
  • Garlic pods – 3
  • Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp


  1. Crush the garlic with skin and keep it ready.
  2. Heat a wide bottomed pan with oil. When hot add crushed garlic, curry leaves, roasted peanuts, roasted gram dal and sauté over low flame for 2-3 mins.
  3. Switch off the stove and immediately add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and mix well. It should get cooked in the heat of the pan itself.
  4. Now add pori and toss well. The pori should get well coated with the spice powders.
  5. Store in an air tight jar and enjoy as you please.
Spicy Puffed Rice


  1. You can leave out the garlic if you do not like it.
  2. You can also add cashew nuts and sliced almonds while roasting the peanuts.
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