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.
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
- 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)
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