Thursday, January 21, 2010


Awalakki/Aval/ Poha/ Flattened rice is one of the healthy grain and we can prepare varieties of dishes using Awalakki. This is one of the traditional dish and easy to prepare too.
 Thick Awalakki is used to prepare this dish and it is cleaned and soaked in water for some time. With that we add some spices and spices. Then it is seasoned.
Lets see the recipe now.

Things Needed :

Awalakki : 1cup
Salt : to taste
Turmeric Powder : a pinch
Jaggery : 2 table spoons
Water : 1/2 cup
Coconut : 1/2 cup
Red chilly : 3 to 4
Mustard Seeds : 1 spoon
Oil : 2 Table spoon
Urd Daal : 1 Spoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 leaves
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 sticks
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Wash and soak awalakki with 1/2 Cup of water. Add salt, turmeric powder and jaggery. Mix it well and keep it aside.

2. Grate coconut and dry grind. Add 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds and red chilly with coconut to dry grind.

3. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil.
4. Add mustard seeds, urid dal .(each 1/2 spoon).

5. Let it splutter. Add curry leaves and put soaked awalakki to it.

6. Mix it well and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add water if required.
7. Add ground coconut - mustard- red chilly mixture and mix it well. Add a teaspoon of ghee.

8. Let it cook on low flame. Wait till all the moisture disappear and avalakki turns soft and cooked.
9. Add cut coriander leaves and shift awalakki to a serving bowl.
10. Serve with  a cup of curd.

Note : 

Thick awalakki should be used. Use of water according to the quantity. Avalakki should be soft and cooked well to get the good taste. 
Adding chilly is optional. Adding ghee adds to the taste. Adding ground nuts is optional. Fry them in the oil along with mustard seeds.
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.


  1. This sounds nice! I've made poha sweet payasa dishes and need to try some savoury ones. I still follow your blog. Keep on cooking and posting! :)

  2. Thanks Andrea...for the lovely encouragement words...can You send your email id...some time we can exchange mails...


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