If at all you travel to Udupi, Mangalore or Kundapur, don’t miss out the beautiful beaches and the delicious mundakki upkari. Mundakki upkari is the most loved street food of Udupi, Mangalore, Kundapur region. There’s always a mundakki stall during the yakshagana nights, during car festivals or during any social gathering in these parts of coastal Karnataka. And there's always one stall on the beaches of Udupi, Mangalore, Kundapur region. The road side vendors set up tiny stalls to sell mundakki. But the smell of mundakki upkari travels far and wide. It entices you from miles apart. :-) That's how there's always a huge crowd surrounding a mundakki upkari stall.
Mundakki upkari is the Kannada name for the simple yet flavourful, tasty puffed rice snack of Udupi, Mangalore, Kundapur region. This delicious snack is very light. You can munch on a whole bowl of mundakki and not feel full.
Mundakki upkari is known by many names, it is called charbure upakari in Konkani, kurle pachadi in Tulu. Mandakki upakari, churmuri are Kannada names.
In our house, we always have charbure upakari when my large family of 59 people gather for any occassion, be it a festival or a function at home or a visit to the beach. My mom and my aunties prepare it with great enthu and everybody just hogs on them, kids and elders equally.
It's very easy to prepare mundakki upkari, it can be put together in 10 minutes. This recipe here is how mundakki upkari is prepared in coastal regions of Kundapur, Udupi and Mangalore.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
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