Nel pori or puffed rice, is a diet friendly snack for senior citizens in South India. Though it is recommended for weight loss, overeating can result in obesity. It is indeed a great choice to satisfy hunger pangs. The bran contains potassium, zinc, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, iron and fiber.
Puffed rice is consumed in a myriad of ways. It is plainly roasted, or seasoned with mustard, curry leaves, groundnuts and dry chilli. Yet another ways are blending it with chopped tomato, cucumber and mint chutney.
Nel pori, when mixed with jaggery in string consistency is a sweet, which is offered as prasadam during Karthigai deepam festival. Thinly sliced coconut and sesame are both roasted and added with ginger powder, cardamom in to this sweet. It is a perfect snack for those fasting during auspicious days.
The challenge in this sweet is to keep it crisp for more days. Reaching crispness and rolling it into balls immediately, is the highlight of nel pori. Dextrerous hands achieve the task with speed and patience in one go.
Nel pori is the staple food alternative for oats and is very much nutritious than the latter. One need not wait for a festive season to relish this simple sweet.
Buy nel pori online at Opportunity Infinity at nominal rates. Opportunity Infinity specializes in traditional sweets and savouries, which are making a comeback these days, thanks to the healthy food awareness that is making its rounds. Besides, the online store is equipped with culinary expertise which is almost two decades old.