Puffed Rice Upma (Soosla/Uggani/Buggani)

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Puffed Rice Upma also called “Soosla” in North Karnataka and “Uggani” or “Buggani” in some parts of Rayalseema/Telangana. I learnt how to make this dish by watching a friend make it – he is from North Karnataka and he passionately invites friends over for a “Soosla” party ๐Ÿ™‚ I tried it at home once, after watching him make it and really enjoyed the simple recipe and how quick it can be put together, also very light and great with a cup of chai! After that I have made this a million times and now call the recipe mine ๐Ÿ˜‰ But due credits go to Sangamesh for this recipe…

Puffed Rice Upma (Soosla/Uggani)

Delicious and Spicy Puffed Rice Upma

Delicious and Spicy Puffed Rice Upma

You will need:
3 cups Puffed Rice (Mamra, Muri, Churmuri)
1 Onion – Chopped fine
1 Tomato – Chopped fine
4 Green chillies – Slit lengthwise
Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Chutney Powder (Powder used as a side for Idli/Dosa)
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
2 tbsp Oil
Mustard seeds
Urad dal
Channa Dal
Peanuts
Hing/Asafoetida

For Garnishing:
Fresh Grated Coconut
Chopped Cilantro
Fresh Lime

Method:
1. Chop the onions, tomatoes and green chillies.

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2. In a bowl filled with water, add the puffed rice into the water and soak for a minute. Drain and Squeeze out all the water from the puffed rice. Ensure that you squeeze out all the water and the puffed rice is dry. Keep aside.

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3. In a pan, heat the oil, add the peanuts and fry until golden brown. Removed these roasted peanuts into a small bowl and keep aside (here I have omitted the peanuts because I ran out, the peanuts give these a crunch so be sure to add it). In the same oil, add the mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add the jeera, hing,ย dals and allow to turn golden brown.

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4. Add the chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaveas. Saute for a few minutes until onion is golden brown.

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5. Add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt and saute until the mushy.

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6. To this onion-tomato mixture, add the soaked and drained puffed rice. Adjust salt as needed. Add the chutney powder and Mix well.

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7. Turn off the stove, squeeze fresh lime into this, add chopped cilantro and grated coconut and mix well. Serve hot.

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Tasty Tasty Puffed Rice Upma!

Tasty Tasty Puffed Rice Upma!

Note: Uggani is typically served with Mirchi bajjis ๐Ÿ™‚ Soosla of course is served with chai ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

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