Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Awarekai -Awalakki Tomato Baat

Awalakki (Beaten Rice) is also known as Poha or Awal. It is dehusked rice which is flattened and dried into thin dry flakes. It is easily digestible and used to prepare snacks in many cuisines. Awalakki is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free. It is very good for obese and hypertensive patients. It is rich in vitamin E, Calcium and Magnesium

Tomatoes contains amazing amount of anti oxidant properties. They are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A. Tomatoes are powerful blood purifiers and clear up urinary tract infections. 

Aware kai or field bean is loaded with vitamins and Nutrients and it is good for winter season.

Tomato Awarekai -Awalakki Baat is prepared using Awarekai, Awalakki and Tomatoes as main ingredients. We can have Awalakki baat for break fast, lunch, snack or for dinner too. Not much of spice is used except some green chily and rasam powder. This perticular dish does not contain any onions or garlic . Awarekai - Awalakki Tomato baat will be liked and enjoyed by  the whole family and liked by all the age group.

Ingredients :

Awarekai : 1 Cup 
Avalakki : 2 Cups
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Tomatoes : 2 
Ginger : an inch
Salt : to taste
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Table spoon
Rasam Powder : 1 Tea spoon
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 Tea spoon
Coconut : 2 Table spoons.
Oil : 1 Table spoon
Ghee : 1 Table spoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urd Dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Turmeric powder : a pinch

Method : 

1. Wash and boil Awarekai in a pressure cooker. Leave it for cooling.

2. Wash and cut green chilly, coriander leaves, tomatoes and curry leaves.

3. Clean and wash Awalakki and soak cleaned awalakki with 1/2 cup of water.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil. Add mustard seeds and urd dal.
5. When mustard spurt add green chilly and fry for 10 seconds.
6. Add curry leaves. Add cut tomatoes and fry nicely for1 to 2 minutes. 
7. Add boiled and cooled Awarekai and fry. (Do not add any water from aware kai).

8. Add Rasam powder and salt. Mix it well.
9. Now add soaked Awalakki and mix it well.
10. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in between. Add cut coriander leaves.

11. Add coconut and a spoon of ghee. Mix well and shift ready Awarekai Awalakki Tomato baat to a serving bowl.

12. Serve with a cup of curd.

Note : 

Thick Awalakki should be used. You can also add cut onions if you wish. Adding coconut and more chilly is an optional. Awalakki must be soaked in water for only  3 to 5 minutes. If necessary you can use water when it is cooking. Adding more ghee also an optional. 
 I have served Awarekai -Awalakki Tomato baat with Potato bajji 
Preparation fo bajji : Add besan, water, jeera, chilly powder and salt. Add required water and mix it well. Cut potatoes into thin slices. Keep oil for frying. When the oil is hot, dip the potato cuts into the besan dough and deep fry them on both side till they are brown.  Repeat the same with remaining dough and potato cuts. 
Time : 20 to 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4

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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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