Friday, June 12, 2009

Gojju Avalakki/Huli Avalakki(Poha variety-2)

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In my earlier post I have mentioned that avalakki(poha) is prepared in so many ways at our home and this is one among them.Gojju avalakki means poha that is prepared in tamarind sauce and is mainly prepared in Karnataka.This is again a simple recipe which can be done in a matter of 20-25 mins .The main difference between this recipe and the other poha recipe which i have posted earlier is the extra sweet and sour taste of Avalakki(poha) which is added by jaggery and tamarind pulp.Even the spiciness is caused by sambar powder instead of regular green chillies or red chilli powder and that makes this dish so special.If you are a tangy taste lover like me this recipe is for you.

Ingredients:


2 Cups Thick Poha/Flattened rice
2 tbsp Tamarind pulp
2-3 tbsp grated Jaggery
1/4 cup Groundnuts
2 medium onions thinly sliced
1 1/2 tbsp Sambar powder,the key ingredient in this
1 tbsp Chana dal
1 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
8-10 curry leaves
2 tbsp coriander leaves
2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
a pinch of Hing
Salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


Method:
  • Take the Tamarind pulp out of tamarind and mix well with jaggery,salt and sambar powder and add 1/4 cup of water to it(or use the water for which the pulp is extracted).
  • Now soak Poha in this mixture.(Check the water content required for poha,just add below the level of poha in the vessel).Soak it for 15-20 mins and give a nice mix to the mixture,the poha should be lightly damp and have separate granules(it should not be mushy).
  • Heat oil in a big kadai and crackle mustard seeds,fry Groundnuts until the skin starts coming out and then add Chana dal and urad dal mixture and fry until they turn light brown.
  • Add Curry leaves,Hing and Onions and fry until they turn pink.Now reduce the flame and slowly add the poha mixture to this and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.Taste this at this point and add more salt or chilli powder if required.
  • Add finely chopped coriander leaves to it and mix and garnish with fresh grated coconut(I did not add here)
Serve it hot or warm with some chips and Spiced Dahi(optional).

Note:
Sambar powder can be replaced by store bought Rasam powder.

You can check another simple poha recipe here.

This again goes to Nag's 'Ravishing Rice' Event Which was originally started by Meeta

and to "Show me your breakfast" Event by Divya of Dil se.

and this also goes to "EFM Theme - Breakfast Series" @ Srish Kitchen

41 comments:

Happy cook said...

I have neve rmade this, looks so so delicous.

Sush said...

gojjavalakki is looking so good Prathi :)
wish I could take a bite from your plate.

Padma said...

Nice huli avalakki Prathibha... good twist by adding sambar powder ... this dish is one my fav also mainly served as prasadam in many temples esp Ragi gudda temple in Blore ...love to have there :)

Parita said...

This way of cooking poha is new to me, never used tamarind and sambhar masala in poha, sounds tasty!!

Gita said...

Wow...tamarind with poha! awesome combo dear! Looks yum!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks fantastic. Beautiful pictures.

Ann said...

So colorful and looks tempting.

Laavanya said...

My grandma makes this tamarind soaked version too - i love it's tangy taste.. This looks more elaborate and the jaggery must be a nice touch.

Priyameena said...

Wow spicy..I love to have some..Really a tempting dish

Vani said...

We call it huli avalakki in our house. LOVe the look of yours, Pratibha! Nice clicks

Vrinda said...

I hav tasted this tangy poha from my friend's home.Was tasty,nice click

kittymatti said...

This is my favourite!! Typical karnataka brkfast!
You have cooked it soooo well. The colour is siimply perfect! Love it:)

Pavithra said...

Looking so good prathy.. pass me that bowl here everyone fav..

Rush said...

poha looks amazing..have never given it a shot this way..will try it out!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Very pretty presentation... Sambar powder in poha - I am sure it was great! I love sambhar powder in everything...

Pooja said...

Wow poha with tamarind! Looks awesome!

Sweta said...

I love this-my MIL makes it and it tastes great!

Valarmathi said...

Never made this with tamarind. Looks yummy and delicious.

Yasmeen said...

Love the tang n spice in this poha:)

DEESHA said...

This is my fave .. very nice pic

Priya said...

Never made this tamarind version, will definitely give a trial, looks gorgeous!

Vij said...

Hi prathy
Poha dish looks so good. Yummy!

Pooja said...

Looking delicious prathibha..never heard of this..

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Prathy, Beautiful picture I must say...looks mouthwatering.

littletastebuds said...

Quick and simple dish.Delicious one.

Shama Nagarajan said...

a new poha recipe...delicious ..will try this next time

Priti said...

This is so new for me...nice idea.but my DH dont like much of tamarind ....:(..and your sandwich looks so yummy...loved it

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks delicious, love the blend of tamarind and jaggery; must be great, tempting one!

aquadaze said...

this sounds really nice n tangy, have to try it soon!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very different recipe with poha... sounds wonderful. i am tempted to try.

Uma said...

sambar powder in poha is a nice twist Prathibha!! looks gorgeous and yummy :)

Hari Chandana said...

looks sooooooo delicous..very tempting.. amazing clicks.. :)

rekhas kitchen said...

nice recipe.nevery tried poha with tamaring looks so tempting will try soon.yum yum.

Aparna said...

This is indeed a very great way to start one's ady. It also make for a very tasty "tiffin".

Vibaas said...

looks soooo yummy and tempting!

Vibaas said...

can we use readymade sambar powder?

Renu said...

yummy poha!!! and nice click!
collect your award from my blog !

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks new to me....looks yum.....will try this version....

Divya Vikram said...

That makes a great breakfast! Thanks for sending it to "Show Me your breakfast"Event!

Shirag said...

Love gojju avalakki anytime of the day and my all time favorite. Urs look yummy. We prepare slightly different. With Saaru/rasam powder and no coconut or onions.

Hemavathi Murari said...

Hi Prathibha,

Nice to see this after 2+ years, it served my purpose of breakfast today.

PuliAval/GojjuAvalakki.

I have tweaked it to my style.

Thanks,
Hema.

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