In the world of low-calorie
snacks, puffed rice holds a special place. Finding its dedicated space in some of the most comforting regional snacks, puffed rice has been associated with some of our most loved food memories. It is an intrinsic part of thejhalmuris, bhelpuris, churmuras
and the famous chaats
of every region. The beauty of this humble ingredient lies in the fact that it is very versatile and can easily be incorporated in creating a range of delicacies.
Though puffed rice is not really nutritionally rich, it is light on the stomach and low in calories
made of puffed rice are also quite filling and are among one of the most loved sweet treats of the country. Puffed rice is a good source of carbohydrates and fibre and can be a great snacking option for people who are trying to lose weight. However, it is a high glycemic
food item and gets digested very quickly which means that it may end up making you feel hungry again.
This simple ingredient can be prepared in many ways to please the palate
. If puffed rice happens to grab your fancy, we've got some exciting recipes for you.
1. Puffed Rice Cake: Recipe by David Danieli, Israel Ambassador
A spellbinding combination of puffed rice, tahini
, honey and other ingredients gives you this delectable sweet treat.
2. Bhel PuriRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
The quintessential comfort food of India. Super easy to make and totally addictive.
3. Kheelon ke Kebab
:Recipe by Smita Mehrotra
Ever imagined puffed rice in such a sassy avatar? These vegetarian kebabs
are perfect for your weekend party.
4. Murmura LadooRecipe by Chef Niru Gupta
and puffed rice come together in a play of delicious flavours and a crunchy texture.
5. Puffed Rice SquaresRecipe by Chef Roopa Gulati
A traditional specialty during Dusshera
festivities, these pockets of delight are extremely easy to make and please.For the latest food news, health tips and recipes, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.