September 15, 2013

Mandakki Oggarane | ಮಂಡಕ್ಕಿ ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ | Puffed rice snack from Karnataka

Mandakki Oggarane is another gem of a quick snack from North Western Karnataka, and more specifically Davangers… This dish is also known as Uggani or Burugula Upma.. Extremely tasty and easy to make, it can sure beat those 5pm hunger pangs, while adding very little calories. I was introduced to this in Hubli (another town in Karnataka), and had forgotten all about it till I recently saw it featured on some blogs, and a few foodie e-groups I have subscribed to. …

For the really adventurous, this is usually served with Stuffed Mirchi Bajji – again called Davangere Mirchi (stuffed chillies deep fried) with a fiery red chutney, but I chose to make just this snack for the kiddo and me

Will appeal to those who like their food real spicy, be sure to make this at home, and I am sure you would make it often. It takes very little ingredients, mostly available in the kitchen. Lets get to the recipe, which makes its way to BM # 32 under Alphabet M. Mandakki is local lingo for puffed rice (or Murmura). Hope you have enjoyed the BM journey so far, and virtually savoured the menu dished out so far.

And here’s also wishing all my readers from Kerala a very happy Onam and a prosperous New Year.

Prep time : 10 mins | Cook time : 10 mins | Serves : 2

  • Murumura / Pori / Puffed Rice – 2 cups
  • Oil – 2 TBSP
  • Dalia / Pottu Kadalai / Fried Gram or Chutney gram – 4 TBSP (powdered fine)
  • Onions – 1 medium
  • Green chillies – 3 nos
  • Salt – to taste
  • Tempering : Mustard seeds, Curry leaves, coriander leaves
  • Turmeric  - a generous pinch
  • Peanuts – 1 TBSP
  • Lemon juice-  for garnish
  • Grated coconut – 2 TBSP

Soak murumura in lots of water for 5 mins. Drain and squeeze out water thoroughly.  In a non stick pan, heat the oil. Splutter the mustard seeds, Urad dal, curry leaves, green chillies. Add turmeric, onion and salt and peanuts.
Once the onions turn translucent, add the powdered Fried gram and sauté well. Now add the squeezed out puffed rice, and toss once or twice

Switch off flame. Finish with coriander, lemon juice and grated coconut. Serve immediately.


  1. Looks so inviting ! Wonderful dish ...

  2. I want that bowl, wat an incredible snack,makes me drool.

  3. Easy snack.And looks very inviting...

  4. wow thats an interesting and delicious looking snack dear !! :)

  5. Something like a bhel..rt?..should be interesting , looks mouthwatering.
    And of course new for me.

  6. instead of powdered dalia, add coarsed powder that also tastes different.
    Keep it up, these recipes are instant, yet tasty. Keep adding more and more recipes.

  7. Totally droolworthy recipe. Would love to finish that bowl...:)

    today's post:

  8. what a healthy and delicious snack food... great for watching a movie with

  9. That is such a delicious murmure preparation.. Looks yummy!!

  10. One of my favorite snack love to have this with a cup of coffee.

  11. Ah, this is one of the few dishes that everybody at home likes, meaning the kids love it. I made it for breakfast today..with inlaw from ananthapur, this is their weekly affair with those chili bajjis..your bowl looks so inviting..

  12. I tasted this first in Raichur and instantly fell in love with this along with the green chilly bajji. Yours looks so tempting...

  13. Perfect for a cosy time in front of tv or reading a book.

  14. A favorite at home. Love this.

  15. Very tempting... bookmarking this.. looks very much like bhel!!


  16. Love the inviting bowl of uggani!

  17. we do similar thing with bhadang, lovely snack and is absolutely guilt free

  18. I miss raichur....bringing back memories Kalyani...very tempting!!

  19. Sound healthy and delicious..

  20. I think I commented here but I think it got lost. We call this susla and I love it.


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