Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Avalakki( Beaten Rice ) Chat

Awalakki ( Povva in gujarati, awal in tamil ) /Beaten rice, chat is a snack..and you can enjoy this dish in the evening with Tea. We call it as avalakki oggarne.
Awalakki is one of the handy grain I can say because we can prepare so many dishes by using Awalakki.
I have used Oganic Avalakki, little organic jaggery, green chilly and the seasoning. You can create your own chat with using vegetables, peas, or any fried dishes like ompudi, khara seve, Sev or even potato chilps.
Let us see the recipe now : As I said it is simple and no onion or garlic is used here, one can have this avalakki during their fasting time. You can prepare as snack for ladies get together or party.

Things Needed:
Thin Awalakki : 1 cup
Green chillies : 2
Salt : to taste
Coriander leaves : 4 sticks
Jaggery : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seasoning : 1 Tablespoon

1. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
2 Wash and cut green chilly into small.
3. Clean Awalakki/poha/ pova/beaten rice and keep it aside.

4. Take a big bowl. Add coconut, awalakki, salt, jaggery and mix it nicely.
5. Keep a small pan and add coconut oil and heat. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
6. Add cut green chilly and fry for 10 seconds. Add curry leaves.
7. Now put this mustard seeds seasoning to awalakki and mix it nicely.
8, Shift this to a serving bowl.
9. Top up with your own creation and serve.

Toppings : 
Grated carrots. cut cucumber, cut onions, cut or grated mango or goose berry (Nellikai), roasted or fried ground nuts, Fried Sev (any variety) or potato chips.

Note : 

Top up awalakki with your own creative and yummy toppings. The healthy way is to top up with onions, grated carrots and little Goose berry grating/raw mango gratings.
Use of coconut oil is optional. Use of more/less spice is optional. Use of any spice like garam masala, chat masala, coriander powder, jeera powder is optional.
Serves :2 to 3 
Time : 20 Minutes.

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