Saturday, December 20, 2008

Capsicum Puri Husali (Capsicum Puffed rice husali)

My father-in-law doesn't take rice at night and prefers light snacks. Once, I prepared & served this to him.., he was very impressed. He called my mother-in-law & told her that this dish is too good & also asked her to learn from me :-P. Later, my father-in-law used to get puri from outside & asked me to prepare & serve this to him. This dish was not prepared at my in-laws home until then & is a very rare breakfast item at my mom's place as my father doesn't like this much.

After my sister got married, she told an interesting variation of puri husali from her mom-in-law. Her mom-in-law prepared it once for me & I was really happy eating. I immediately got the recipe from her & now that I started blogging.., here is the recipe for you.

150 gms puffed rice/puri/bhel (Gives better results with bhel)
2 tbsp roasted channa dal/ಹುರಿಗಡಲೆ
1 tbsp groundnuts/ಕಡಲೆ ಬೀಜ
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 medium sized onion sliced
2 capsicum cubed
3 green chillies (I used red chilli as I was short of green chillies & hence the color is little different)
1.5 tbsp oil
1 pinch turmeric
3 tbsp grated coconut
8 curry leaves
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
salt according to taste

  • Dry roast the peanuts, remove the outer skin & allow it to cool.
  • Prepare a fine powder of roasted channa dal.
  • Make a coarse powder of roasted peanuts.
  • Add oil to a broad kadai, when oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  • When mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal, curry leaves & allow the urad dal to turn golden brown.
  • Add green chillies, onion & saute till it turns golden brown.
  • Add capsicum & fry the capsicum in oil (for about 3 minutes)
  • Meantime, soak the puffed rice in water for about a minute.
  • Squeeze out the water from puffed rice & add it to the kadai.
  • Add salt, roasted channa dal powder, peanut powder, grated coconut, lemon juice & mix well.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves & serve it.

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