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.


  1. HAPPY DASERA TO YOU TOO PRITI jelly mmm mouth watering nice entry

  2. jelly fruits salad looks yumm..happy dasshera..

  3. I love jellies, lovely they r..with fruits they look awesome Priti...Happy DUsshera too priti..no words to say about puffed rice, mouthwatering..

  4. A very healthy dessert Priti, and we love puffed rice upma with some mirchi bajji :)

  5. Hi Priti..i tagged u for Meme..check it out at: http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/10/meme.html

  6. I have puffed rice a plenty with me,I shall try :) Dessert looks yummy!!

  7. Wow! Priti, this is just awesome. I love the dessert. Love the way you made the puffed rice upma..Happy Dussera to you dear:-)

  8. Thanks Rekha, Sowmya, Priya & Shreya for your lovely comments.

    LG, I wish I too can have the upma with mrchi bajji...umm thinking of it itself making my mouth watery ;)

    Raks, we too have plenty of puffed rice until we tried this one...after that within 3-4 days big 3 packets of puffed rice was gone ;)..try it..and let me know

  9. happy dussera priti...............what a coincidence i prepared this upma 2day with slight changes......had with kara vada and sundal.

  10. Happy Dusshera to You and your family Priti!!!

    Jelly fruits salad looks yumm yumm and fabulous

  11. Happy Dusshera to you and ur family priti..

    jellys are very much liked by my daughter.jellys looks colourful..

  12. Jelly fruits salad looks yumm &awesome Priti..
    Happy Dusshera to you and ur family priti.

  13. I've read so much about this puffed rice upma but haven't tried before. Looks yummy and the jelly fruit salad is great too.

  14. happy dusshera to u too priti!....
    this puffed rice upma seems nice :-)..kabhi try nahi kiya hai....n the jelly fruit salad looks yummy as well...

  15. Happy Dusshera to you Priti,your puffed rice upma and fruit jelly both look very inviting :)

  16. Nice entries shreya. The jelly is looking awesome. And btw, I added the email id to the post. Please check and send in your entry for sunday snacks.

  17. Fruit jelly looks awesome ..Never made this upma..bookmarked it

  18. Shama..that's really nice...post it your version too :)

    Thanks Sireesha, Pavani, Jaishree

    So now you have the recipe Laavanya, you can try now ;)

    Anu abi try kar le ;)

    Usha so you are invited, whenever you want both :)

    Hima ..hmm...am Priti yaar not Shreya ! Wrong msg I guess :p

    Kamala I will wait for your bookmark to be execute ;)

  19. Happy Dusshera to you and your family!

  20. Fruit jelly is simply awesome :) Upma sounds quick and easy! Happy Dusshera!

  21. Happy Dusshera to u too Priti, and yes puffed upma is really yumm, greattt entry!!!

  22. lovely upma Priti! I posted a recipe for the same long back. YOurs look more delcious. Happy Dasara!

  23. Happy Dussera Priti:)
    Upma and Jelly look very festive.

  24. Hi...
    This is a very nice recipe. Uppma looks so good.

  25. Oh wow..I had tasted this upma once n it was awesome that too with mirchi bhajji..ou of this world...n the sec one is truly a kids friendly as well as healthy recipe priti...

  26. I have tasted this upma once in friends place..its awesome...that too that day I had with Mirchi bhajji...
    luv the kids friendly entry also priti...

  27. Puffed rice Upma is simply awesome. Fast to cook and sounds yummy. Must try this soon. Jelly looks awesome and simple.

  28. love poha...i make it when im really lazy to cook breakfast..i like ur jelly

  29. Hi priti thanks for the dasara wishes.Fruit jelly looking glassy & tempting, will give a try soon

  30. wow Priti....Jelly looks mouth watering delicious. Upma is really a comfort food that i love to make. I'm going to try jelly soon.

  31. Happy Navratri to you and family, dear. Yummy entries, especially the poha upma.

  32. Puffed rice, I cant resist them but I will have to make them all for myself cos am the only one who likes it... after looking at your jellies and Puffed rice I have planned a great snack for the day...

  33. Hi Priti,

    The jelly looks colorful & delicious! Happy Dasshera to you & your family

  34. Hmmm.... both the recipes very interesting and creative:)

    Need to try the jelly one... have the mixture still in the fridge;)


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