Friday, June 10, 2011

Kothimeera Atukulu/ Dhaniya Poha/Kothambari Avalakki.....FFF#7

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This is the 7th successful week for my Family Food Friday series and I am all excited for the coming weeks as well as I am getting many more interesting entries for this series.If you have missed any of the previous posts in this series,check them here.
Today's entry is sent by my S-I-L 'Ashwini',who was the first one to send an entry for my series,check her earlier entry here.
I have already posted three versions of poha-'Gojju avalakki','Lemon Poha' and 'Coconut poha' in my blog which are regularly prepared in our house.This is another variety of poha which is made at my SIL's place which is made in a different way and is apparently Mangalore style.This is really flavorful and aromatic because of the liberal usage of coriander and this recipe can be even adapted to make mint variety replacing coriander in the recipe This is a ideal snack or breakfast during festivals and ekadasi as it does not use onions or garlic in the recipe.
When my SIL was clicking the photographs my 2+ yr old niece herself picked my SIL's i-phone to capture photos of the set up,this tiny girl wants to do everything what my brother and SIL do.She has become very naughty now and look at this photo how she was trying to capture the photograph with those tiny hands.

Can you see whats there in the left hand side corner of the above photo?My niece 'Kushi' has her own kitchen and own vessels for cooking and you know what are her specialties? its our family favorite dosa and rotti.Every time we ask her what is being cooked in her kitchen she always says either dosa or rotti or fried rice.I am sure she will definitely take over my blog space one day.You know she can take decent photographs with i-phone and also can play her favorite rhymes,games,photo slide shows in i-phone and she can even operate skype(she knows just to call and end the call..he he).She always surprises me with her new talent everyday,Kudos to this generation kids!!


2 cups flattened rice/poha/atukulu/avalakki
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1 1/2 cup fresh coriander,chopped
1/4 tsp tamarind paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp grated jaggery (optional)
1 tbsp chana dal
2 tsp urad dal
8-10 curry leaves
2-3 tbsp oil
salt to taste

to roast and grind:
4 - 6 red chillies
3/4 + 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds

  • Wash poha thoroughly and leave it aside. (I used the thin variety,if you are using the thicker variety one wash and soak poha in enough water just up to the level of poha for 15 mins and squeeze out the extra water)
  • Dry roast 3/4 tsp of mustard seeds, jeera and red chilles separately and let them cool.
  • Grind the roasted ingredients with turmeric powder, grated fresh coconut, fresh coriander, tamarind paste, jaggery and salt into a paste.Add 1 or 2 tsp of water for grinding if required.
  • Mix the ground mixture well with poha and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil and crackle mustard seeds add chana dal,urad dal and fry until they are golden in color.
  • Now add curry leaves and fry for a minute,add poha mixture and give it a stir until everything is mixed well.
Serve it hot or warm with cucumber salad/coconut chutney/simple raitha.

Can replace Coriander with mint in the same recipe for a refreshing taste.

This is how my SIL has decorated the plate for my niece,how cute is that naa!!


Shylaja said...

Wonderful recipe with Poha.Looks so delicious and tempting.Loved the flavor of coriander.Little one is so cute
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Pari Vasisht said...

A very interesting and healthy version dear, will surely give it a shot sometime.

lubnakarim06 said...

Cute little....i can still remember u saying how is used to like that cafe world in facebook and how we use to play this variation.....looks yum....liked that presentation...especially last one...:-)

Priya Suresh said...

KUdos to ur niece, seems she have an excellent future in photography..btw kothimeera atukulu looks super delicious,flavourful and healthy..

Aps Kitchen said...

sweet girl!! U kno mlorian konkani version we add corriander seeds n no pastes n daal..this one is nice too.

Rinku Naveen said...

Loved the way poha is used to make a healthy dish. Very colourful..loved the first click.

Pratibha I tried your DBD and it was a hit. Thanks a lot for sharing such yummy recipes..

Rinku - Kinnathappam

Rumana Rawat said...

So so yummy:)

Chitra said...

Very nice. Sounds healthy :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

wonderful recipe, more so because this doesn't have onions. Hey I was looking for the picture that your niece took with the mobile camera:-) She looks a cute and smart girl

Hamaree Rasoi

Raks said...

Loved the click of your niece clicking..looks like another food blogger is growing up ...haha... Lovely recipe too!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so delicious and beautiful clicks. Your niece looks so cute.

Sobha Shyam said...

looks super delicious..amazing clicks..niece is so u said the current generation is too fast with technology :)..loved ur space..glad to follow u :)..visit mine as time permits..

Lemons and Rinds said...

Wow, looks tempting. Makes me run to the store to fetch some poha. This will be so good for breakfast tomorrow!!!!

aipi said...

Yum, love this version, looks superb !
Cute little girl :)
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Pushpa said...

Poha looks delicious Prathiba.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Very cute the way she decorated too...nice clicks, this dish is new to me...sounds interesting dear :)

purabi naha said...

mmm....these look so yummy! This is my first time here and I loved your recipes. Looking forward to sharing more recipes with you!!

Indian Khana said...

I love poha and this looks just so yum ...going to try it ....lovely pic n Kushi going great job :)

Unknown said...

Kanda Pohe looks fabulous and good enough for breakfast or lunch... Yummy!!

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Great dish with interesting recipe! Kushi having fun there ;)

sangeeta said...

Nice pictures and loved the kido doing her own photo session :)
I like poha with greens and this one looks yummy..

Unknown said...

Nice poha recipe..looks so welcoming and loaded with the flavors of coriander..It looks super delicious!

chef and her kitchen said...

Thanks all..:)
@Rinku Thanks for trying DBD and letting me know..I am glad that you liked it...:)

Elaichii said...

SUper delicious recipe dear! My little girl has a play kitchen and she is always cooking there too!

Unknown said...

Very nice variation to this recipe :)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

your little one is sooooo cute...yummy recipe with tempting clicks..:)
Tasty Appetite

Urmi said...

Wonderful and mouth watering recipe. Poha looks fabulous and tempting. Very beautiful presentation.

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