Saturday, January 10, 2009

Poha /Avalakki


  • 2 cups Flatten Rice (thin) (poha /avalakki)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp Termeric powder
  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 3-4 Green Chilies (chopped)
  • ½ tsp Urad dal
  • 2 tsp Peanuts (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp Sugar (optional)
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice
  • Sev for topping
  • Coconut (optional)

Method: Soak the poha for 5 mins then drain Heat the pan with oil add cumin seeds, mustard and let them splutter. Add green chilies, onion, urad dal, peanuts and a pinch of asafoetida, curry leaves and fry till they get tender. Add turmeric powder, soaked flatted rice, salt, sugar and mix it well. Turn off the heat and close the lead and leave for 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves, sev, coconut and squeeze some lime juice.

Serve Hot with Chai/ Tea

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