Happy Dusshera - Puffed Rice Upma and Mix jelly

Happy Dusshera - Puffed Rice Upma and Mix jelly

Hello everyone, Wish you all Happy Dusshera. Hope everyone enjoy the festive session with fun and joy.

So how you guys are celebrating the festivals? I'm kinda busy now a days so not able to blog much :-(. But never mind I'm back with simple recipes of Puffed Rice Upma and some fruity jelly. These are simple and fast recipes to prepare and taste yummy.

For puffed rice upma we need:

Puffed rice - 1 cup
Peanuts - 3 tbs
Onion - 2 large (chopped)
Green chilli - 3-4 (chopped)
Curry leaves - few
Coriander Leaves - 5 tbs (chopped)
Turmeric - 1/2 tps
Dry red chili - 2-3
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tps
Oil - 2-3 tps
Salt - to taste


1. In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutters.

2. Add dry red chilli, half portion of chopped onion, chopped green chilli, peanuts and saute until onion turns light golden brown.

3. Meanwhile soak the puffed rice in water for a min and squeeze well to remove all the water, keep them aside.

4. Add curry leaves, turmeric in the onion and mix well, cook for a min.

5. Now add the puffed rice and mix well. Add salt as required. (do remember puffed rice do have salt in them to adjust the salt according to that)

6. Cook for a min & off the flame, sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves, other half of the onion and mix again.

Puffed rice upma is ready. This takes less than 10mins, onions and peanuts gives crunchy taste to it. It's very good for breakfast or snacks or exclude the onion to make it Prasad for pooja.

Now coming over to the jelly, this one was made for Kedar since he likes jelly very much. I just added few fruits to make the jelly more interesting.

I used one packet of jelly mix and follow the instructions in the pack ie boil water and mix the jelly powder and boil it for 5-7 mins.

Meanwhile chopped the fruits of your choice. I used 1 green and 1 red apple, 1 orange, 1/2 cup mango puree, few almonds and raisins and some food colour.

Pour the jelly liquid in separate blows depending on how many types you want. In the first one added orange pieces, next chopped apple, next was to mix apple and orange in one bowl. In another I added 1tps of food colour along with almonds and raisins. In the last bowl added 1/2 cup mango puree and 1/4 cup jelly liquid. Let all the liquid to set.

After the jelly gets sets it looks like this:

Cut them in cubes.

Store in box, this can be use upto a week or 10days (if anything is left by then ;) )

And Serve with more chopped fruits, ice cream or just like that.