Monday, February 25, 2013

Charmure Upkari (Spicy Puffed Rice)

Charmure Upkari is a very popular street food in Udupi- Mangalore region. It is very simple yet delicious. Usually it is sold in cone shaped packets made out of old news paper. 

Try making this humble snack. It doesn't require much effort and time. It is a well balanced quick snack :-)

  • Puffed Rice- 3 cups
  • Grated Carrot- 1/4 cup
  • Chopped Onion- 1/4 cup
  • Grated Raw mango- 1/4 cup
  • Cilantro/ Coriander leaves- 6-7 sprigs
  • Tomato, small sized (deseeded) - 1
  • Lemon juice- As required
  • Roasted peanuts- 2-3 Tbsp
  • Coconut Oil- 2-3 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder- To taste
  • Salt- To taste


Grate the carrot and raw mango. Then chop onion, cilantro and tomato. (Remove the seeds from the tomato so that the excess moisture is removed). Dry roast the peanuts until they turn pale brown and then remove the skin. 
Check the puffed rice. If it is not crispy then dry roast for few minutes.

Once the basic preparation is done, then take a large mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients mentioned under 'Ingredients' in the bowl. Mix it well (taste it and add salt, red chilli powder or lemon juice, if required). 

Now add the puffed rice and mix well. Charmure Upkari is ready!!

Serve it immediately (if not it will turn soggy). Above measurement serves two people.


  1. one of my most fav street foods and thankfully I have one of the best churumuri maker at home, my hubby :) the spicier, the better!

  2. he he..lucky you..:-) Yes agree that spicier the better.