Puffed rice / Kurmura ugrani / Borugula ugrani.

February 5, 2008 at 5:10 am 2 comments


puffed rice or kurmura : 10 measuring cups
Chopped onion : 2 cups
Tomato ; 2 (cut into small pieces )
Tamarind : 2 tablespoons (prepared juice)
Green chilli : 2 or optional (cut into medium size pieces )
Garam masala : 1/2 teaspoons
Ginger garlic crushed paste : 1 teaspoon
Dalia /putnalu : 1 table spoon
Coriander leaves ; few
Popu :
Red chilli : 2
Cumin and mustard seeds : each 1/4 spoon
curry leaves :few


1. Take 1/2 bowl of water in a wide bowl, put kurmuras to soak for a minute, then squeeze the kurmuras with hands to remove water from the kurmuras. Keep them in wide bowl.

2. Grind dalia(Putnalu) into fine powder.

3. In a wide pan or kadai heat oil over medium flame. Add red chilli, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. When they start to pop, add ginger garlic paste and saute them for a minute. Add green chilli and onion and stir constantly until they turn light golden color. Then add tomato,tamarind pulp, salt and garam masala. Mix well and fry for few minutes. Add kurmura, stir it constantly on low flame up to 2 to 3 minutes add dalia powder. Turn off heat .

4. Garnish with coriander leaves and/or cashew nuts .

This tastes very good. Everyone in our family likes this a lot 🙂


Entry filed under: Breakfasts, Evening snacks.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Pushpa  |  February 5, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Hello Aunty,

    This is Pushpa here. Hope you and uncle are doing fine. Just now checked ur food blog. All ur recipes are simply superb, can’t wait to try all of them. Great pictures and great presentation. When you get time, Please post more recipes and their pictures for all the poor cooks like me :). I am going to try Borugala recipe today :). I am sure Shantharam also will just love it. I will let you know how it came out once we try this recipe. Take care and keep up the good work!!!

  • 2. Ramki  |  February 24, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Hi Vanaja,

    I’ve blogged your Kurmura Ugrani as a model recipe in the 1001 Quickie Breakfast cookbook at

    /Thanks for the detailed recipe



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