May 10, 2013

Mandakki susla recipe - Puffed rice susla - Churmuri susla

susla in a serving bowl
Mandakki susla recipe -  Susla is nothing but upma prepared with soaked puffed rice and I made it as evening  teatime snack. It is very simple to make and easy on stomach. Though it is simple, it is full of carbohydrates, which we need for our energy. Kids are more active than adults and they need energy packed food. They may find it energy booster as it is rich in carbohydrate. It is more beneficial  when eaten along with a glass of hot milk or lassi.

Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 15 minutes
Yield - sevres 4

  • 6 cups puffed rice / churmuri / mandakki
  • 2 large sized onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large green chilli, chopped
  • 3 tbsp groundnut powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Fistful of  chopped cilantro
  • lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal / split black grams
  • few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required

1.  Handpick and soak the puffed rice in clean water. They float on the surface of water. Force the mandakki under the water. 
soked puffed rice
2.  Drain water and squeeze gently to remove the excess water. Keep it aside for 5 minutes.

drained puffed rice
3.  Add the groundnut powder, sugar, turmeric powder, chopped cilantro and salt. Mix well and keep this mixture aside.

other ingredients mixed with mandakki
4.  Chop the onions and green chillies.
tempering ingredients
5.  Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the curry leaves, urad dal and green chillies. 

6.  When they crackle nicely, add the onions and stir till the onions become soft.

make a tempering with onions and other ingrds
7.  Now add the puffed rice mixture and cook covered on  low flame for 5 minutes, stirring in between. 

8.  When it is done, remove from the flame. Add the  lemon juice to the susla. Mix well 
add thepuffed rice to the tempering and suate
9.  Serve the mandakki susla hot with a cup of tea or coffee.
Mandakki susla is ready to serve


  1. Super delicious and quick puffed rice upma..

  2. Sounds so delish. Tempting and yummy upma.

  3. Delicious looking yummy susla..loved your neat presentations.

  4. delicious and awesome puffed rice upma.

  5. AWesome quick fix upma..easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

  6. my fav upma.. looks awesome !

  7. wow delicious poha upma :) tempting me dear !!


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