Khara Avalakki/Spiced up Pressed Rice

Pressed Rice/Avalakki is available in atleast 4 different thickness. The thinnest form of them is used to make snack. Crispy, crunchy, spicy arrmm urrmmm arrrmmm...it tastes arrrmmm..urrmmm....yummo with a cup of coffee. It is a filling snack by itself, however we (at home) always find ways to relish it differently.

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You need the following to make this simple snack :
Oil : 5 tbspMustard Seeds : 1/ tsp
Asafoetida : 1 pinch
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
Peanuts : Generous Amount (1 cup = 100ml)
Roasted Chickpeas/Hurgadle/pottukadale : Generous Amount (5 tbsp)
Dry Coconut : thinly sliced, as much as you can slice (5 tbsp)
Coriander Seeds : 1/2 tbsp (toasted)
Green Chillies : 12 (chopped into circles)
Curry Leaves : from 2 lines
Salt : requires very less, probably 1 tsp
Paper thin Avalakki/thin poha/thin pressed rice : 200 g

Method :
Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and let it pop. Add asafoetida/hing
Add turmeric powder, mix and add peanuts. Let peanuts become crisp and red.
Add Roasted chickpeas/hurgadle and thinly sliced dry coconut pieces. Let them brown
Now, throw in coriander seeds give a good stirr and add greedn chillies. Let green chillies become crisp,add curry leaves and salt followed by paper avalakki. Switch off the stove and remove the pan from the stove and put it aside.
Mix avalakki with rest of the ingredients well. Let it cool before you enjoy! This is a awesome snack to carry while you go on tours. It is filling and tasty too. This goes to my event Meals on Wheels.


Snack
Onions : 1/2 roughly, chopped
Coriander : 1/2 tbsp, chopped
Wet Coconut : 1 tbsp, grated
Lemon Juice : 1tsp
Khara Avalakki (from above recipe) - 2 cups
Mix, onions, coriander, coconut and lemon juice. Add avalakki and give a good stirr. Serve immediately.

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37 comments:

prajusha said...

poha snack looks yummy..
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SPICE OF LIFE said...

I love to have snacks made from poha ..but always avoid making them as it involves frying it . This one seems to be a healthier version ...shall try it :)

Indrani said...

love this kind of spicy poha snacks..I think you can store this too...I also make this sometime..very yummy

kittymatti said...

looks so good! Healthy snack, remember eating this at Blore.. will soon try it..

Prathibha said...

Even we prepare this lakshmi and in the same way too...
lovely and light snack anytime..

Uma said...

"Crispy, crunchy, spicy arrmm urrmmm arrrmmm...it tastes arrrmmm..urrmmm...."

ooh, you're tempting me too much Lakshmi! looks sooo good! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Nice Lakshmi! i love it....:)
Mangala

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks cool! I love this:))

Madhu said...

Its been a while I had them, pics are very tempting Lakshmi.
We usually make with thick poha deepfried version.
Love to eat with onions and chilis...yum!

srikars kitchen said...

POha snack looks yummy & perfect.. adding coconut , we can get nice aroma....

YOSEE said...

Just the thing for an evening tiffin !Avalakki is such a versatile all -time food item. The thin flat variety is called " Nylon" in mysore market !In southern karnataka, they also make a avalakki-puliyore with broken poha.

Ramya Bala said...

love poha in any form and urs looks yummy...I like the smell of dry coocnut ;)good one lakshmi

Sushma said...

next time naavu meet adaga, I need this aitha ;)
I tried my hands in preparing this, but burnt my hands. uppu khara sariyagi mix agode illa..
nimma recipe follow madi innomme madi nodbeku :)

sowmya said...

yes..i love this chivda with the onions and tomatoes..good one..

Asha said...

I have never seen paper thin Avalakki here, only thick and medium type. I like thin ones for Chivda, looks great L! :)

jayasri said...

hi lakshmi, chennagidira, friday ashte bangalore ninda bande, nimma avalakki nodi, nanna thangi poona inda pack maadi chivda kalesiddale, just thought about it, i learnt this from one of friend who hails from north karnataka,adakke yenoo karithaare hesaru gnapaka barthilla, amma used to do it often, it looks so enchanting I could have it with my tea now!! only if i could take it from the screen!!. looks so yummy...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Avalakki with dried coconut, and peanuts wow I love the way they have turned out... Nice dish...

Happy cook said...

Looking to that last pic make me want to grab the plate and eat them.

Mangala Bhat said...

it looks yummy :) Thanks for the simple recipe :)

Ashwini said...

Neevu nanage bayalli neeru surisuthira..Filter cofee with chivda..Yum Yum yum yum..

Pooja said...

New dish to me with poha..Looking yummy lakshmi..

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely yummy recipe

DEESHA said...

good one LG .. I'd love this with coffee

Cham said...

I learnt this one from my husb, his favorite, only thing we rarely get the thin variety!

AnuSriram said...

Looks lovely! Makes a nice evening snack!

Vani said...

Khara avalakki with onion, cilanro and coconut sounds so good, LG!

Vanamala said...

kahara Avalaki changidhe lakshmi...thumba divsa aithu madi naanu..

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Something for me to bookmark to prepare for evening snack for my family.

rekhas kitchen said...

when ever I make this that will finish with in min.that bowl tempting me a lot lakshmi.

This is Grandma Lilly said...

This is a very good snack and I make it often as an accompaniment to tea or coffee in the evening. This is not like the other deep fried stuff served with tea but healthy & no oil.It provides you with lots of natural B-Complex as poha is made from hand pounded unpolished rice.Also as it is rich in nutrients it keeps you feeling full for longer time than other snacks.

A_and_N said...

My mom used to make this for my dad :) Such memories.

Varsha Vipins said...

haha..I liked that armm urmm..lols..That Avalakkai definitely looks superb n yum..Loved this one dear..:) Arrm..urrm..:D

notyet100 said...

this looks yum nd crispy,..

Anonymous said...

looks good.can you please tell how to Mandakki puri as done by dharvad people.mostly made by small rice corn
after frying it is added with necessary khaara ingradients
na_shekar@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

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shekar

Anonymous said...

sure as a mysorean by birth all these do cherished,how about starting a chat group so that fast conversations can be done.
shekar

LG said...

@ Shekhar,

Do you think this is what you were looking for, when you say Mandakki Pori with masala on top:

http://myindiarecipes.com/recipedetail/32/215/Crispy-Kadle-Puri-Oggarane-Mandakki-Oggarane-Spicy-Puffed-Rice/