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Puffed Rice Upma Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Puffed Rice Upma - Wholesome breakfast or evening snack made with puffed rice and vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast/Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Puffed Rice/Pori - 4 cups
  • Vegetables chopped* - 1.5 cups
  • Onions - 1 small sized
  • Green chillies - 1
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Water - as needed
  • Salt - as required

To Temper

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Bengal Gram Dal -1/4 tsp
  • Hing/ Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
  • Cashews/peanuts - 1.5 tbsp
  • * I used carrots red and green capsicum


  • Wash all the vegetables and cut them into small cubes. Set aside. Keep all the other ingredients ready. Chop onions, green chillies and coriander leaves. Take juice from lemon and keep it ready. Measure puffed rice and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the items to temper one by one. Saute until cumin seeds cracks.
  • Then add onions along with green chillies and saute onions until it's transparent.Then add chopped vegetables along with turmeric powder and salt, toss it well. Add 2 tbsp of water and cook it covered for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Make sure the vegetables are soft enough to bite but not too mushy.
  • In the meantime, Wash the puffed rice in water and squeeze the water completely from it. Open the lid and check the pan whether the vegetables are cooked well.
  • Add washed puffed rice once the vegetables are soft. Mix well.Toss everything well for two to three minutes and switch off the flame, add lemon juice & garnish with coriander leaves.


Serving: 3g