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Its already summer vacation for kids in India, I really wish to have those holidays again to enjoy the whole day playing and munching. So many varieties of of home made snacks, sweets will be stocked in the boxes. We used to have restless play from the morning and only rest time is the eating time like breakfast, lunch, snack time in the evening and Dinner. I miss all those wonderful golden days now. Ok coming to the snack time we used to have variety of snacks.. The garam borugulu which I am sharing today is the puffed rice snack.

I don't know exactly why they call with the word 'Garam' may be garam in Hindi means hot you can take it as spicy too. Yah this snack you can make it according to your spicy level and you can call it as South Bhel puri too. Ok whatever the name may be its is one of our favorite snack for everyone almost have everyday with different flavors. There are lot of items that you can do with puffed rice like bhel puri, upma, dosa, seasoning the borugulu, Sweet balls made out of jaggery etc the list goes. This is really interesting and yummy which you can make with 4 different flavors or mixtures. Very easy to make and all you need is Borugulu(puffed rice) in Handy.

1. Beetroot Garam
2. Shallot & Ginger Garam
3. Coconut Cilantro Garam
4. Spicy Garlic Garam

Method for Mixing :

For Mixing all these garams you need

Puffed rice - as required
Coconut oil - Few drops
Roasted gram dhal (Optional)
Your favorite garam - according to your spice level

1.Just in big bowl have some puffed rice and few drops of coconut oil mix well so that all the borugulu is well coated with oil.
2.Add your favorite flavor according to your spice level and mix well. So that everything should be well blended.
3. Serve in a bowl with spoon.. ready for munching!!!!!

You can do all this garams ahead of time or when ever you find time. Store in the air tight container refrigerate. This stays good for 4 to 5 days. Use when needed.

Beetroot Garam :

Beet root - 1 Shredded (use small side shredder)
Shallots -5 or 6 very finely chopped
Green Chilli paste - 3 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp or according to your taste
Coriander leaves - little chopped finely for garnishing

Method :

1. Mix all the above ingredients until well blended.
2. Store in the air tight container.

Shallots & Ginger Garam :

Shallots - 1 handful
Ginger - 1/4 inch
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Green chilli - 3

Method :

1. Put all the ingredient in the mortar pestle or in the blender and coarsely whip it.
2. Store in the airtight container.

Coconut Cilantro Garam :

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Green chilli -5
Cilantro - 6 springs
Garlic - 3
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Salt as needed

Method :

1. Coarsely grind all the ingredients in the blender.
2. Store in the air tight container.

Spicy Garlic Garam :

Garlic - 6 pods
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Coconut oil - 1/2 tbsp

Method :
1. First crush the garlic using the mortar pestle and add all other ingredients.
2. Coarsely mix everything and use when needed.

Note :

1. Increase or decrease the spicy and sourness according to your taste.

Tip :

1. You can substitute the Beets with carrot, or mix both.
2. The Beet mixture can also be used as sandwich filling for thattai's. Which is crispy billalu.
3. You can use the coconut cilantro mixture for the side dish for Dosa and Idli too .. tastes yumm.

Suji  – (April 8, 2010 at 1:56 PM)  

wow..nice presentation pavithra..we are sure kids as well as adults will love this...

Kairali sisters

Trendsetters  – (April 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM)  

very nice n simple snack...well presented

Angie's Recipes  – (April 8, 2010 at 2:18 PM)  

You have always made simple things looking so beautiful!

Sailaja Damodaran  – (April 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM)  

wow!!!!!!! making me hungry.Perfect evening snack.Love the click.

Cool Lassi(e)  – (April 8, 2010 at 2:24 PM)  

What a fabulous spread, my dear! I love this variety in the Masalas for the pori. Can I come over for some yummy snacking to your place?

Swathi  – (April 8, 2010 at 2:32 PM)  


Pori with lot of topping i like it.

Anu Nandu  – (April 8, 2010 at 2:54 PM)  

Why did you move? Really? Can't you come back here?

This looks like Gourmet Pori! Not just fun stuff. Love the different variations. Gorgeous and I bow down to your creative skills!

Manjulaprabakaran  – (April 8, 2010 at 3:06 PM)  

Lovely, mouth watering and nice presentation. Too gud.

Latha  – (April 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM)  

Lovely snack really mesmerized by your presentation.

VineelaSiva  – (April 8, 2010 at 3:17 PM)  

Wow the dish looks very colourful.U presented it very well.Keep it up nice work.

Simplyfood  – (April 8, 2010 at 3:18 PM)  

Lovely snack and so beautifully and creatively captured on camera.

Deepti  – (April 8, 2010 at 3:27 PM)  

Loved all the diff combinations !! Awesome presentation & Clicks to go with it...!!

Priya Suresh  – (April 8, 2010 at 4:14 PM)  

Woww such a beautiful snacks...definitely makes me hungry..

Subhie Arun  – (April 8, 2010 at 4:52 PM)  

wow..this is new to me...nice click as usual.thx for sharing!

Unknown  – (April 8, 2010 at 6:23 PM)  

Never heard of this snack. It looks yummy..and great presentation and pics!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (April 8, 2010 at 7:23 PM)  

very nice presentation....
I love this snack too...

divya  – (April 8, 2010 at 7:53 PM)  

Lovely, mouth watering and nice presentation. Too good.

Sashi  – (April 8, 2010 at 8:46 PM)  

Wow, the clicks are beautiful. I add cilantro and raw onion too. Simple and tasty Snacks !!

Aps Kitchen  – (April 8, 2010 at 10:19 PM)  

Pavi.... what shal i say about ur presentation....its super duper :)

Sushma Mallya  – (April 8, 2010 at 10:56 PM)  

Am suer No one can beat you in the presentation, just superb and love all the beautiful pics shown, its too tempting and seems very delicious....

Sook  – (April 8, 2010 at 11:01 PM)  

This is such a great post! Thanks for the info. I will have to try these.

Nithya  – (April 8, 2010 at 11:06 PM)  

A fantastic post. Looks so yummm and tempting :) I love those colorful springs and the stylish blue bowl too :)

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (April 8, 2010 at 11:12 PM)  

Cute and lovely presentation. Nice snack. I love this.

PJ  – (April 8, 2010 at 11:30 PM)  

yumm yumm yumm.. looks so delicious and lovely presentation as always!

Unknown  – (April 8, 2010 at 11:54 PM)  

Lovely presentation....of pori cant be any better than this :)

Pavithra Srihari  – (April 9, 2010 at 12:02 AM)  

I have always thought Garam is the speciality of Karur . To be frank, I havent had it anywhere else other than my native.

This is surprising to see garam here.
Pavi if you dont mind can you tell me where do we get garam in India.

Amazing, I can just live my life only with garam.

Kanchan  – (April 9, 2010 at 12:25 AM)  

Wonderful Presentation Pavithra !!

The post was pleasure to eyes !

Ash  – (April 9, 2010 at 12:48 AM)  

What do I do with you??? Every time I come here, u tempt me so much to make me literally jealous.... Now I think it would be best to just 'kidnap' u..... ;-) May be by doing that I can have u & all your talents just for myself...... How greedy & selfish of me na? I know but u get me so persuasively 'J'..... Kudos!!!! for all the awesome presentations & captures depicting the same.... & the preparation of course.... Always it comes last when I come here....


Parita  – (April 9, 2010 at 1:06 AM)  

Pavithra I would seriously suggest you to think abt food styling, you are damn good yaar! Pls do think abt it!

priya  – (April 9, 2010 at 1:43 AM)  

yummy n new to me...awesome presentation

Meena  – (April 9, 2010 at 2:53 AM)  

lovely snack items that both kids n adults will love.

Deepa G Joshi  – (April 9, 2010 at 7:33 AM)  

what a great presentation...yummy

Tina  – (April 9, 2010 at 8:03 AM)  

Simply superb clicks and presentation dear...

Menaga Sathia  – (April 9, 2010 at 8:29 AM)  

wowww what a presentation....all items looks simple & nice...

Laavanya  – (April 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM)  

Oh wow.. i've never had pori this way... sounds really fun and as always I love the presentation.

Unknown  – (April 9, 2010 at 9:41 AM)  

Beautiful pics clicks..
Thanx for leaving a comment @ my place!!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (April 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM)  

can u just move to Texas and be my neighbor with the kitchen facing mine Pavi..that's one delicious treat with a another excellent presentations:)

Unknown  – (April 9, 2010 at 10:55 AM)  

woow!!!lovely presentation ,,,,,tempting puffed rice....

Myvegfare  – (April 9, 2010 at 11:10 AM)  

I love the way you present them, hats of to your patience, They look so great!!, they seem to say ''pick me up''!!, beetroot is new to me!!, I must try them, yup!!, I would also enjoy the summer vacations, all 3 sisters in mom's house, what a gala time!!, I used to wait for the whole year for this!! O' you brought back all the memories...

Shama Nagarajan  – (April 9, 2010 at 11:20 AM)  

delicious recipe...cute presentation

Vaishali  – (April 9, 2010 at 12:07 PM)  

What a delicious array, Pavithra! I love how you've demonstrated so many different and delicious ways of serving up one ingredient. I would love to have one-- or all of those-- right now.

Raji  – (April 9, 2010 at 3:08 PM)  

Garam borugulu (carrot-beet combination) is my all time favourite. I relish this chaat item in my native with my friends during school days. Will have to definitely try the on the garlic garam (which is new to me) sometime. You have a lovely and impressive blog with all the yummy recipes. Had just went through all the items at a once today. You must be a really great cook since you have prepared surruta polli single handedly. All those telugu recipes reminded me of my days back at home.

Great blog and your blog is gonna be my reference from now on so that I dont need to bug my Amma :-)

Padma  – (April 9, 2010 at 3:26 PM)  

WOW Pavithra... such lovely presentation...borugulu looks yummy and so many choices to choose from... fantastic :)

Dolly Sharma  – (April 9, 2010 at 4:00 PM)  

Dear Pavithra..UR amazing..IN one post you have given us so many variations on ur Garam Borugulu. I'm in love with ur presentation skills..I love them all..I'm a snacker so will make this soon..Also I guess ur one with tons of patience...

Cham  – (April 9, 2010 at 4:52 PM)  

Eye pleasing varieties! They are unique!

Yasmeen  – (April 10, 2010 at 6:56 PM)  

Totally enjoyable snack.Love the cute little cones :D

Dhanya Ganesh  – (April 10, 2010 at 11:01 PM)  

Nice presentation. Will try this soon,my son loves puffed rice.

M D  – (April 11, 2010 at 6:21 AM)  

Hey Pavithra, thank u for visiting my site and leaving a comment. These garam borugulu looks really good. Love the way they have been presented!

Anonymous –   – (April 11, 2010 at 7:42 PM)  

lovely visit my blog when you find some time.following you.

Pam  – (April 11, 2010 at 7:47 PM)  

Nice snack - great photos too.

Rohini  – (April 12, 2010 at 1:39 AM)  

Why kids..?I myself am tempted tp pull them out of the screen.. Excellent presentation as always dear...

Unknown  – (April 14, 2010 at 1:01 PM)  

wow!wow!what a super simple snack??
fantastic presentation..:)

Indu Subramanian  – (April 1, 2011 at 5:16 PM)  

I have no words to express how beautifully you have photographed this. Your presentation skills are amazing.

Ambika  – (February 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM)  

Wow Pavithra! I wonder how I missed seeing this post on your page. Love all the flavors, so easy to make! Will buy pori today itself and try some of these!

Siri  – (April 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM)  

Beautiful presentation. Will surely try these recipes.

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