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Uggani or Puffed rice upma is an easy and quick South Indian breakfast recipe with puffed rice that you can make in just 20 minutes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Keyword easy, instant breakfast, under 30 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi


  • 300 gms puffed rice
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts
  • ¼ cup roasted bengal gram (putnalu)
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 green chilli
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups water (to wash puffed rice)


  • Take roasted peanuts and roasted Bengal gram into a mixer jar or mortar pestle and make a coarse powder
  • Chop onions lengthwise, slit the green chili.
  • Now take a big pan or kadai, add oil to it. Once the oil is heated, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and red chili to it. Let them splutter.
  • Add urad dal or black gram to the pan.
  • Once they turn golden brown, add onions, green chili, and curry leaves. Cook onions mixture for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, take puffed rice in a bowl and add water. Mix it well and let the puffed rice soak in the water for a minute or so.
  • Carefully squeeze them with your palms to remove extra water and keep them aside. 
  • By this time, onions would have become light brown, now add turmeric powder, salt, and coriander seeds powder.
  • Mix it well and add the washed puffed rice. Make sure to remove all extra water.
  • Let it heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Now add roasted peanuts and roasted chana dal powder, stir it well until everything is combined.
  • Switch off the flame and add coriander leaves. Uggani is ready to serve!


  • Usually, I wash puffed rice while the onion is frying but, you can do it at the beginning also. Keep the soaked puffed rice ready and start making the recipe.
  • Make sure to squeeze the water completely as we need moist puffer rice without any water.