The spicy, sweet, and crispy Nargis Mandakki is prepared with puffed rice and a flavourful masala mix
The town of Davangere is the prime centre city of Karnataka. The place is quite well-known for its fantastic foods. Among the long list, there exists a super yummy dry snack known as Nargis Mandakki or Davangere-Special Puffed Rice. Though the dish varies from region to region, it is consumed cognitively throughout the country with the same happiness and cravings.
The favourite street-style snack, Nargis Mandakki, has a melange of crunchy peanuts, grams, chopped onions and obviously the puffed rice, tossed with a magical mix of spices. Initially it is sweet, but right away you will get a hot rush from the cold. The flavours blend harmoniously in the mouth as a whole. The snacks are filling, flavourful and nutritious. It is vegan and gluten-free too.
Nargis Mandakki is an Indian originated delicacy. Mandakki is a Kannada name for puffed rice. Puffed Rice was the result of an experiment in Alexander Pierce Anderson's laboratory with starch crystals. Nargis Mandakki is known as ‘Bhel Puri’ in North India and as ‘Jhal Muri’ in eastern parts of the country. The light, guilt-free, and crispy kernels instantly brings back the childhood memories of the roadside stalls serving the Nargis Mandakki in convenient paper cones.
Here’s the recipe for Nargis Mandakki:
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
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