Thursday, February 7, 2013

Beach style kara pori recipe (Masala kara pori)

Learn how to make beach style kara pori hygienically at home. A perfect mixture of all tastes, that you would love to have without any guilt.
I have eaten kara pori that is dry with chilli powder, peanuts and garlic that they sell in Salem as ‘ Kara pori’, both buying it as well as my mom makes it very often for evening snack time. But this one is very new to me and I have not personally tasted this. My Co-sis is very very crazy about this pori and she just loves it a lot more than anything! Though I have been in Chennai for an year and visited lots of time before marriage, never bought anything from beach to eat. Even now, every year when I visit Chennai, we always go to Besant Nagar beach at least once. Vj and my BILs like to have the roasted corn (Sutta solam) but my co-sis bought this one and enjoyed!(I rather like to watch the waves (which I miss in SG) and wet my feet in the water, hehe). Last year when we went to beach, my co-sis ran to the vendor who sells this and bought it to eat.
   Then few days back, when I was having conversation with her in FB, asked her about it to try myself at home and see how it is. After all the person who loves it so much and eat it knows exactly how it is made and how it tastes right? So asked her and yes, she could tell each and every ingredient as I guessed. So this post is for her…🤗. Here you go girl… Thanks so much for sharing! And you too can make it at home, whenever you feel like 😊.


Pori upma recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 mins   |  Cook time: 10 mins serves: 2 cup | Author:

Click here for cup measurements

Make beach style kara pori hygienically at home. A perfect mixture of all tastes, that you would love to have without any guilt. A step by step pictures post
Pori upma recipe


Pori/ Puffed rice - 1 & 1/2 cup
Boiled Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Carrot, Finely Chopped - 3 tbsp
Onion - 1
Cucumber - 1
Tomato - 1
Raw mango, finely chopped - 1/8 cup
Lemon - 1
Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt - As needed
Coriander leaves, chopped - 3 tbsp


  1. If you are using fresh peanuts, just boil/ pressure cook it with salt and drain water set aside. If using the dried ones, soak for 2-3 hours and then proceed the same way. Finely chop all the veggies and set aside. In a large bowl, place pori and add all the other ingredients except lemon and mix well.
  2. kara pori step 1
  3. Lastly squeeze in the lemon and toss well. Check for salt, spice and tanginess, everything should be balanced!
  4. kara pori step 2


    • Mix everything at the time when you are going to eat/ serve.
    • Adjust the lemon so that it balances the chilli powder. The lemon flavour and taste is supposed to dominate.
    • I din’t add mango as its out of season, but it will give a nice flavour, do add if you can.
    • Adjust salt, lemon and red chilli powder according to your taste.
Who wants this tangy, spicy ‘Beach style’ Kara pori? 😍


I am sending this to Bharathy’s event – “My spicy recipe” as this will be perfect for her event. Do send in you entries too and win attractive coupons too!



62 Stars(comments):

  1. Ah one of my fav one next to bajjis in the beach. We get in the temple opposite to my in laws place on busy days. Beautifully clicked and presented.

  2. I miss this pori a lot.Looks super spicy.Perfectly done.

  3. delicious is the word.

  4. mouthwatering!!!! feeling the waves already!!!
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  5. Wowwww... My favourite too.. I used to get this everytime I go to T.Nagar, Usman Road :P

    Tempting pics.. Gonna make this evening itself.. Thanks :)

  6. Wonderful..could almost feel the taste looking at the pic..nice!!!

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  8. My fav Raks, looks fabulous , we also make it esp during wintery holidays but i also add lil bit of fine sev and some tamarind chutney and mix it...Yummo

  9. Have seen small boys at beach selling these kind of pori but never tasted it. But Prepared many times at home. I used to add tomato ketchup too. looks tempting as always.

  10. Delicious... Wanna grab some now...

  11. i love ur nailpolish matching matching :) nice click

    1. Happada, atleast a person noticed it ;D

    2. ha ha :) it was dominating than the picture ;)

  12. I had this at Marina beach 2 months back...Beautiful clicks and angles..

  13. This is a easy snack anytime and I prepare it quite often..looks perfect

  14. lovely evening snack for this rainy season....looks besant

  15. Everyone loves Pori in my family here. esp my hubby. I have tried the common karapori version..not the wet beach version..:) lovely recipe! will have to try when I go back home :) Sure he will love it!

    Hugs, again!!! :D

  16. BTW the fb conv is too cute!!!

  17. anytime eatable spicy tangy puri :-)

  18. In Karnataka we call this churmuri,my all time fav..pori looks very delicious...

  19. so nice and yummy snack.. too cute click Raks

  20. Beautifully presented raji, a drool worthy snack!

  21. oooooohhh...nail polish color is matching to dish :)..
    superb snaps yaar :)

  22. No one says no to this at beach.Love it.

  23. Loved the foodie conversation between you and your co-sister. Simply she has shared a nice recipe. Vellrikkai on my market ist this week.

  24. Absolutely mouthwatering!

  25. awww.. mouthwatering street food.. now you tempted me to prepare this one !! :) thanks raks for sharing this recipe :)

  26. lovely recipe and mouth watering.
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  27. Anonymous8/2/13 01:41

    looks fabulous..beautiful clicks...

  28. Looks divine!!! fabulous clicks ;)

  29. Looks mouthwatering.. Never tasted it.. Must try when i come to chenna ;)Loved the last click. feel like grabbing it from ur hand;)

  30. just looking at this makes my mouth water because i can see the spice. lovely entry for the event too :)

  31. Love this all time Raji... That's fabulous colorful clicks...

  32. Absolutely delicious!

  33. It is similar to 'Sukha Bhel' which we get in mumbai but yours is more nutritious and home made.

  34. wow...
    looks delicious raji:) gr8 clicks as usual :)

  35. Love this tangy n yummy kaara pori...ur pics are too tempting, will try it for sure..

  36. Looks delicious!! Will try it out!!

  37. Delicious... nice clicks

  38. Have never tasted this kara pori..But looks so tempting..
    Beautiful clicks.. :)

  39. Looks very tempting Raji...

  40. A fav in my town tooo..When we were kids a sunday treat would be a visit to the park and then a packet of the kara puri, called charmuri here..You have made it just so perfect..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  41. Woo wow luks so tempting...want to taste it rite now:)

  42. beautiful picture raks very nice recipe too must try it.By the way lovely nail polish raks.

  43. Anonymous12/2/13 11:40

    Looks so yummy Raks. I love this option that yu can make it anytime without the sweet chutney and the green chutney. Its also healthy as it has the peanuts and all raw veggies....Drooooling!


  44. I love the crispy version more..looks spicy and wonderful clicks love all of them!

  45. Hi Raks,
    This was just awesome and came as a handy snack when i was too lazy yet too hungry. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.♥
    If possible, can u post the recipe for the kara chutney that they give with bajjis in beaches.
    Thanks a lot :)

  46. Anonymous27/4/13 21:30

    Hi Sis,
    I left you an email, please get back to me as soon as possible.
    If anyone knows of any catering or cooks who can cook up the Vegetarian Masala Pori, for 1000pax, please do contact me as well.
    Elisha Suriani
    hp: 86096090

  47. This turned out so good. It literally took few minutes to make (excluding the boiled peanuts). Thanks a lot for the recipe:) every recipe of yours that I have tried has not disappointed me :)

  48. super south indian Dish wOoOOOoOOoW

  49. Its a suPer south Indian chat it iS awesome thnks to Rak's kitchen

  50. Try adding little bit of coriander powder to it, it tastes even more great!!

  51. Add a pinch of coriander powder to it, along with redchilli powder and salt.

  52. I add boiled kala chana but peanuts sounds great as well! :)

  53. Finally, I found it..Thanks for sharing it Raks. It turned out yummy.


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