A sweet and savory with Avalakki/Poha/Pressed Rice

Avalakki/Poha/Pressed Rice was kuchela's gift to Lord Krishna. It is said that avalakki is one of the favorites for Lord Krishna. Though I did not prepare it as prasadam to Lord Krishna but the occassion was just perfect to make some sweet and savory for my little krishna at home who loves to eat such things.

Avalakki/Poha Laddu

Avalakki/Poha - 1 cup
Grated Dry Coconut - 1 cup
Sugar-3/4 cup or 1 cup depending on the sweetness
Ghee - 1 cup

Microwave 1 cup poha on medium high for 4 min. It looks like this when you remove from microwave.

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Allow it to cool. Take the poha, sugar and grated dry coconut in a blender and blend till it you get a coarse powder. The grains should like crystals of sugar. Remove the powder to a plate and add hot ghee to it and make laddu immediately. Decorate it with dry fruits and serve. It is crunchy to eat.

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Another look

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A Svory/ Snack

Avalakki puri/chiwda call it by any name it brings smiles over ones face when it is served with Tea/Coffe. Here is how I do it:
You need these to make :

Avalakki (thick variety), pottukadalai/huridakadale/roasted chana dal, peanuts, red chillies, curry leaves, a pinch turmeric and salt. You can see a deep frying gadget there in the picture which is used to fry avalakki. Oil for deep frying.

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Heal oil in wide pan over medium flame. When oil is sufficiantly hot take a fistfull of avalakki in the frying gadget and dip it in the oil for 30seconds. You get crispy avalakki. Remove the crispy poha on a kitchen Towel/tissue paper.

Follow the same step till you finish all poha. Fry peanuts, roasted chanadal, chillli, curry leaves in the same way.

Take avalakki, peanuts, chanadal in a bowl. In a pessel and mortar take fried redchilli, salt and turmeric crush to a very coarse powder. Mix it with avalakki and toss all the ingrediants well. Finally add fried curry leaves and serve fresh.

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24 comments:

SPICE OF LIFE said...

good ones ..... the snack i knew about .....Will try the laddus :-)Ur little Krishna is lucky to have you around ;-)

Raaga said...

First time I'm seeing avalakki laddoos :-) nice

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice ladoos! did'nt know this dish! The snack is very popular here!

archana said...

Nice recipes :)Both look good :)

Happy cook said...

it is the first time i see this dish

Asha said...

Avalakki Unde is new, got to try. Snack is yummy,I bet BalaKrishna is happy:))

Vcuisine said...

Nice and new recipes. Viji

Jeena said...

Hi Lakshmi these recipe look lovely , what are Avalakki/Poha please?

Jyothi said...

never heard about poha laddoos. Will try them. Thanks for sharing.

Tee said...

Avalakki ladu is new for me...must try it out sometime.
And yes, I am smiling looking at the chiwda...perfect snack with tea!:)

Madhu said...

Hi Lakshmi,
Avalakki unde is delicious, its new to me too. Khara avalakki looks delicious.
Have a nice time in India, guess you are going to celebrate ganesha habba, have fun and eat a lot.

Pooja V said...

Snack is yummy but i wasnt aware that ladoos can be made from poha. tahnks for the recipe.

Suganya said...

I think I will not bother making balls out of the poha mixture. I can eat it as such!

Rajitha said...

those laddus look awesome...never had one like that

Taste of Mysore said...

@ All,

Avalakki unde/laddu was my first time till I read it on one of the karanataka webiste. I do not remember the website details now. But I had noted down the recipe into a book. It turned out delicious so blogged it here. You can eat it without making ladoos like Suganya.

Namratha said...

Kaara avalakki looks fabulous, was looking for a recipe to make some here in the US..miss it so much! Avalakki laddoos..? that's something new to me..will try :)

Jeena said...

Thankyou for the link on poha :)

The Bhandari's said...

hi, nice to see u on my blog, I love poha but didn't knew laddoo's can be made from poha, will definetly try out as I have all the ingredients, may be this saturday and will tell u then how it turned out
preeti

The Bhandari's said...

one more thing like I don't have fresh coconut but do have powdered one so can I use that to make these laddoo's, recipe seems to be very easy and will definitly try, other reciepe is same as I make for chidwa but I add puffed rice also to it

The Bhandari's said...

I think I need to come back to this blog as am great south indian food fan and here got tons of it....abhi doing work later will come back

Taste of Mysore said...

@ Preeti of Bhandari's
Welcome to my blog Preeti.Sorry Preeti forgot to mention in the recipe that it is dry coconut. Do try it.You can eat it without making laddu also. Will wait for your feedback.

Apple said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog...Poha laddu is something new to me...'ll try it...seems to be easy n a quick recipe..thanks for sharing

perry said...

Nimagey Saavira sashtanga pranaamagalu!!

Dhivya Karthik said...

First time here...
this laddu is on my to-try list :)