Image googled from Internet. I had this pic from longtime, so do not remember the website. Apologies.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
You need these to make cucumber tambuli:
Cucumber - 1 (alternatives are onion, brahmi, doddapatre soppu etc)
Coconut - 2tbsp
Green Chillies - 2
Coriander leaves - 1 line
Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
salt to taste
Tamarind - optional
Deskin and deseed cucumber. Cut them into small little pieces.
How to do :
Take small pieces of cucumber, coconut, greenchillies, coriander leaves and salt in a blender. Blend to a smooth paste. Water in the cucumber is sufficiant to blend them together. Add this paste to yoghurt and mix well. Serve with Rice, pickle and sundried yoghurt chillies.
Doddapatre soppu tambli
Doddapatre soppu is a plant with many medicinal properties. I know that it is used to cure skin allergies in folk medicine. I have 2 pots full of this soppu/leaf/keerai in my balcony garden.
Doddapatre Soppu : 10 big leaves
Jeera: 1 tbsp
Coconut : 2 tbsp
Green Chillies : 2-3
Yoghurt : 1/2 cup
How to make: