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Khara Mandakki By Chef Rakesh Raghunathan

Khara Mandakki

Khara Mandakki is a tasty and savoury snack from Karnataka. Chef Rakesh Raghunathan shares the recipe for this famous street food.
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Cooking Time

5-10 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

5-7 Min



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    • 1 bowl puffed rice

    • 4 tsp peanuts

    • Curry leaves

    • 1 tsp turmeric powder

    • 2 tsp red chilli powder

    • 3 - 4 garlic cloves

    • 3 tbsp fried gram

    • 3 red chillies

    • 1 tsp cumin seeds


  1. 1

    Heat 2 tsp sesame oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, peanuts, fried grams and saute.
  2. 2

    Then add 4 to 6 garlic cloves, 2 red chillies, few curry leaves, red chilli powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder and saute.
  3. 3

    Now add 1 bowl puffed rice, salt and mix it well.
  4. 4

    Khara Mandakki is ready to serve now.

Khara Mandakki is a famous street food and tea time snack from Karnataka. This puffed rice dish is quite similar to Bengali Jhal Muri.

It is made from puffed rice, peanuts, fried gram and chillies and is very easy to prepare. It can be stored in airtight containers for a long time.

Khara Mandakki is a spicy, mouthwatering and addictive snack.

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