Thursday, March 9, 2017

Avalakki/Poha Uppittu

Avalakki/ Poha/Aval / flattened rice is one of the healthy grain that you can use and prepare healthy dishes. It is easy and simple. The best thing is it can be cooked faster. or You just wash and add curd and eat. Avalakki can be used in different varieties of food like, upmas of different types, sweet laddu, fried spicy mixture, payasam and even curd avalakki and other items.

I have used Thick Avalakki, coconut and some simple ingredients.
Lets see some benefits of eating Avalakki/Poha in our diet.
Avalakki/Aval/Poha/Flattened rice is digested easily. It is full of carbohydrates and provides needed energy for the whole day. It does contain Iron and nutrients. Avalakki is said to be gluten free and good for people who are allergic to wheat. Avalakki/flattened rice provides the Vitamin B1 and control the blood sugar levels.
No Onions or Garlic added in this recipe. Avalakki Uppittu can be eaten for breakfast/snack time/dinner. It is quick to prepare and good for all age group too.

Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :
Thick Avalakki/Poha : 2 Cups
Ground Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Green Chilly : 2 to 3
Grated Ginger : 1 Teaspoon
Lemon extract : 2 Teaspoons (1 lemon )
Grated Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Salt ( : As required
Seasoning :
Mustard seeds ; 1 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Curry leaves : 8 to 10
To Add :
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Clean and wash Avalakki/poha and soak in 1/2 Cup of water.
2. Wash and cut (slit) green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
3. Grate Coconut and keep it aside. Remove the outer layer of ginger and wash and grate it.
4. Keep the pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and mustard seeds.
5. Add urid dal. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add jeera and cut green chilly and fry.
6. Add curry leaves. Mix it well. (Let the flame be low while adding curry leaves).
7. Add groundnuts and fry nicely till they turn slightly golden.
8. Add soaked Avalakki/poha/flattened rice and mix it slowly.

9. Add a little turmeric powder and required salt. Add washed and grated ginger.
10. Add powdered jaggery. Mix all the ingredients nicely and cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes.

11. Let all the moisture disappear slowly. Mix in between so that it does not get burnt.
12. Put of the fire and add lemon extract, fresh grated coconut. Add ghee .

13. Mix all the ingredients nicely and shift to the serving dish.
14. Add cut coriander leaves and serve with a banana or a cup of curd.

Note :

You can add more water while it is cooking. (Remember that to add very little water). Adding more water will spoil the taste. Adding more or chilly is optional. Adding more/less ghee is optional. Ghee adds to the taste. Adding jaggery /sugar is optional. Jaggery is a healthy option. Adding onions and garlic is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5.
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  1. Simple and flavourful and that too without onion and garlic

  2. Simple and healthy recipe. A comfort food.



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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