Brown Rice Cereal Puff Chiwda/ Kara Pori

This is a light and low-calorie snack that can be made in a jiffy.  I have used a sprouted brown rice cereal puff  here. This one has low sugar and is sweetened with coconut palm sugar. You can use any similar healthy cereal puffs or use regular puffed rice instead as well.  I have also used very less oil here.  An ideal savory snack for the festival season.

1. Any kind of puffed rice or rice cereal with low sugar, 3 cups.
2. Peanuts, 1/2 cup.
3. Broken cashews, 1/2 cup.
4. Puffed channa dhal (pottukadalai), 1/2 cup. I have not used it here this time.
5. Curry leaves, a sprig.
6. Chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon or more.
7. Salt, as per taste.
8. Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon.
9. Asafoetida, 1/4 teaspoon.

Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil.  Add the peanuts and cashews and roast them under low flame until the cashews turn light brown and the peanuts are well roasted. Take them from the pan and keep aside. Now add another teaspoon of oil and add the chili powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida,curry leaves, the roasted nuts, cereal, roasted channa dhal and salt and keep mixing everything under low flame until the cereal is well coated with the spices. Turn off the flame and transfer into air-tight containers once cooled. Enjoy as a light snack with a cup of tea or coffee.

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