Saturday, June 23, 2012

Roasted Laiya (Puffed Rice)

Makes about 8-9 cups

This is a quick and light snack, which is made of puffed rice and nuts. It can also be used to make bhelpuri. You can munch on this low fat snack anytime of the day.

6 cups Laiya (Puffed Rice/ Mamra)
1/2 cup raisins
3 tsp Vegetable Oil
10-12 Curry Leaves
3/4 cup Broken Cashews
1 cup Raw Peanuts

For the Masala
1 tsp Black Salt
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Sugar

Heat the oil in a large wok and fry the cashews for 3-4 minutes by constantly stirring it so that it does not get brown unevenly. Keep aside. Now fry raisins and then peanuts till they are golden brown.
Leave the remaining oil in the wok and add the curry leaves to it. Now roast the laiya in the wok for 15 minutes. Add all the nuts and raisins and fry for another 7 minutes. Mix all the ingredients of the masala together and add it to the laiya mixture. Let cool slightly and then snack on. Store it in an airtight container.