Avalakki Oggarane

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You need the following to make it :
Pressed Rice/Avvalakki (Thick variety)- 250g (serves 3-4 adults who have good appetite)
If you are using thin variety just wash and use.
Onions-2 large; cut into thin pieces
Green Chillies - 10-15 (adjust according to your taste) slit lengthwise
Mixed Vegetables like Peas, carrots, (optional)
Coriander leaves-a handful; washed and chopped finely for garnishing
grated coconut- 2 tbsp for garnishing
Lemon Juice-1tbsp

Tampering :
Oil-3tbsp, Mustard (12 tsp), kadaleble/chanadal-1/2 tbsp, uddinabele/uraddal-1/2tbsp, harishina/turmeric- 1/2 tsp, Curry Leaves

I don't measure oil for avalakki. Please use it as required. The final dish should not be oily.

Wash and soak avalakki/pressed rice in enough water for 5-8 min. Check after 8 min. When you press it btw your fingers soaked rice should break into two pieces with ease. Transfer it to colander and remove water from pressed rice.

If you are using frozen vegetables, microwave them with little water for 1.5mins.

Method :
1.Heat oil in a kadhai/pan. When oil is hot add mustard seeds.
2.When mustard seeds stops spluttering add chanadal and urad dal, turmeric and curry leaves go in next.
3.Add onions and stirr. Fry them till they are pink and soft.
4.Remove water from microwaved veggies and add them now. Give a nice stir. Add salt, pressed rice/avalakki and give a final stirr.
5.Reduce the flame and cover the pan. After 2-3mins switch off the stove. Add lemon juice and give a final stirr. Cover and leave it aside for 5 mins before you serve. Garnish with chopped coriander and grated coconut before you serve.

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notyet100 said...

wht does oggarane ,means,..preparation is similar to poha,..loks yummy and healthy...

Lakshmi said...

oggarane means tadka/tampering. That is how the dish is referred to as at home.

Indian Khana said...

I think it is poh...avalakki is poha if am not wrong. Some people call Aval instead of avalakki..inbtw poha is all time favorite

Sia said...

gojjavalakki and oggarane avalakki is the only way i prefer to eat it :)

FH said...

I never made Gojjavakki ever but Oggarane avalakki is my fave. This is exactly how I make it, yum!:))

ST said...

Looks yummy and healthy......Poha is my all time favorite......

Illatharasi said...

This is looking delicious. Will try this:)

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Prajusha said...

poha upma looks delicious.

Lion said...

I made this avallakki,
thanks for the recipe, being a bachelor, your recipe helped me in making my favorite dish.

Lakshmi said...

It is nice to know that you could have your favorite dish. Keep coming to TOM and enjoy your stay.

Anonymous said...

The only addition I would
suggest, some chopped fresh
ginger (1/2 ") added to the
masala !
Enjoy with Chetney Pudi !!
Charlie Narasi,Stockbridge,GA

Anonymous said...

looks yummy. I would like to try. which type of avalakki should we use - soft, medium or hard? Thanks

Anonymous said...

looks yummy and would like to try. I have a question for you. What type of avalakki should I use - in terms of hardness - soft or medium or hard? since you have asked to soak - wondering if it's okay to soak soft type. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Shobana Venkat :)

Lakshmi said...


I have edited my post to answer your query. plzz check back again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lakshmi for such a quick response. Have a nice weekend. Thanks, Shobana

Unknown said...

Ah so that is what Poha is in kannada - I have visited an oriyan bengali, kerala and andhra food websites today and now the Mysore kitchen - Love India and its multi-cuisine. First time on your blog! love it!