Mandakki/Murmura Upma/spicy Puffed Rice/Ugrani - E.A.T. easyvegrecipes

Mandakki/Murmura Upma/spicy Puffed Rice/Ugrani

This recipe is made in Rayalaseema and Telangana regions of Andhra Pradesh and also in Karnataka. This can be consumed as morning breakfast. 
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Recipe Category: Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine : South India
Serves: 4 people


  • Puffed Rice/Murmuralu/Mandakki - 250 gms
  • Onions - 2 medium sized 
  • Tomatoes - 2 medium sized
  • Green Chillies - 4 
  • Curry Leaves - 6 or 8
  • Coriander Leaves -  1/2 cup
  • Roasted Chana Dal Powder - 3tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Turmeric Powder - a pinch

For Tempering:

  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 2


  1. Chop onions, tomatoes, green chillies and coriander leaves. 
  2. Make fine powder of roasted chana dal. 
  3. Wash and Soak puffed rice for 5 minutes in water. Drain excess water.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. 
  5. Add ingredients under 'for tempering'. 
  6. Once they splutter add green chillies, curry leaves, onion and tomatoes to it.
  7. Add salt and turmeric powder. 
  8. Fry them till they become soft and mushy. 
  9. Once onions cooked add soak puffed rice to it. 
  10. While adding puffed rice squeeze out excess water and add it.  Mix well. 
  11. Add roasted chana dal powder and mix well. temper with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot.
  12. Serve mandakki with curd.


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