Oct 1, 2009

Kaccha Avalakki / A Poha recipe...

An excellent snack/breafast item which is very quick to make and easy to carry for long journeys too. The good thing in this the powdered nuts being added. I had seen this in a TV show and accordingly adapted it.


Thin Poha/Beaten rice/Avalakki - 4 cups
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Putani/Hurigadale/Roasted split chana dal - 2 tbsp
Green chillies, chopped - 3
Grated fresh/frozen coconut - 2 tbsp
Red onion, chopped fine - 1 small
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp or as you prefer.
Salt - to taste
Cilantro - 1 tbsp or more.
Sev - to garnish, optional.


- Heat little oil in a pan. Fry the peanuts in it, remove from oil. Next, add the Putani, fry and take out. Coarsely powder the peanuts and putani together in a mixie/blender.
- In the same pan, add more oil if needed, once hot, add the mustard seeds. Once they start popping, add the cumin seeds, green chillies, onions, hing, turmeric and salt. Saute for a few seconds and take off from flame and pour in a bowl.
- Add to the mixture the coconut, lemon juice, cilantro and the powdered peanuts and putani and allow to cool.
- Then add the Poha to the above and mix evenly with your hands.
- Garnish with more cilantro, sev and coconut.

Note : If you are carrying this for a journey, you can add the sev just before serving.
- You can eat this with yogurt also.
- Use only the thin variety of Poha in this.

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Happy cook said...

Wow that looks so so yumm.

Prathibha said...

I do this sometimes for my quick brkfast as it can be prepared in 10 mins hardly

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice delicious poha...even i like to have it for breafast...

Priya said...

Delicious poha dish.. if i do, i cant stop having this..

Meera said...

Yum!! In Maharashtra, somewhat similar item is prepared by the name - Dadpe Pohe and Lavlele Pohe. It reminded me of that. Addition of powdered peanuts and daliya must be adding a delicious flavor.

Khaugiri said...

I love kachche pohe with curd !!!!

kitchen queen said...

wow! this poha is very quick and nice to make and also healthy

Supriya said...

Love the pova..very nice: )

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