Showing posts with label awalakki. Show all posts
Showing posts with label awalakki. Show all posts

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Awalakki Chitranna (Beaten Rice - Oggarane)

Beaten rice or flatten rice is known as Awalakki in Kannada. Awal in Tamil and Poha in Hindi.
I have prepared simple Awalakki Chitranna/Huli Awalakki as it is famous as.

I have used thick variety of awalakki, rasam powder, ground nuts and other simple spices.
Awalakki is also used during fasting and we can prepare many items, like Awalakki uppittu, gojjavalakki, avaalakki payasa, avalakki bisi bele bath, awalakki chitranna in many varieties. I have done Awalakki Chitranna in simple way and it easy to prepare and will be definitely loved by all. We can have this Chitranna for break fast, lunch or as evening snack and also can be prepared for dinner. Its healthy and tasty.
Things Needed: 
To Cook :
Awalakki ( Beaten Rice) : 2 Cups. (Thick Awalakki should be used)
To add :
Lemon Juice or Tamarind Pulp: 1 Tablespoon
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoon
Rasam Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Salt: to taste.
Coriander leaves: 2 Tablespoons
To Powder :
Sesame seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut: 1/2 Cup
Turmeric powder: a little
To Season :
Mustard seeds: 1 Teaspoon.
Urd dal : 1 Teapoon
Oil: 2 Tablespoon
Ghee: 1 Tablespoon
Curry leaves: 10 to 15
Green chilly: 2
Ground Nuts: 2 Tablespoons.
Water:1/2 Cup

1. Wash and cut green chilly, coriander leaves and curry leaves. Squeeze out the juice from the lemon and keep it aside.
2. Roast Sesame seeds for 1 minute and powder when it is cool.
3. Wash Awalakki nicely and put it in a big bowl.
4. Add lemon juice or tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, rasam powder, jaggery and salt to the Awalakki. Add 1/2 cup of water and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil and add mustard seeds, urd dal. Let the mustard splutter. Add curry leaves, cut green chilly and ground nut. Fry ground nuts till brown.
6. Add soaked Awalakki mixture to the pan. Mix it thoroughly (Do this slowly) on the low flame. Add water if still required. Let all the moisture disappear. Add roasted powder sesame and rasam powder. Add coconut and mix it nicely again. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
7. Remove the cooked Awalakki and put it in a serving bowl. Add 2 spoons of fresh ghee and cut coriander leaves.
8. Mix it again and serve hot Awalakki Chitranna with a cup of curd.

Note: You can use lemon pulp or tamarind pulp, any of  one of them. Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes and squeeze out tamarind to get the pulp. This way you can get good and quick pulp. Using ground nuts is an optional. Instead you can use cashew nuts. You can also use more jaggery if you like sweet taste or you can use it very less.
Serves: 3 to 4
Time: 30 minutes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Awalakki( Beaten Rice ) Chat

Awalakki ( Povva in gujarati, awal in tamil ) /Beaten rice, chat is a snack..and you can enjoy this dish in the evening with Tea. We call it as avalakki oggarne.
Awalakki is one of the handy grain I can say because we can prepare so many dishes by using Awalakki.
I have used Oganic Avalakki, little organic jaggery, green chilly and the seasoning. You can create your own chat with using vegetables, peas, or any fried dishes like ompudi, khara seve, Sev or even potato chilps.
Let us see the recipe now : As I said it is simple and no onion or garlic is used here, one can have this avalakki during their fasting time. You can prepare as snack for ladies get together or party.

Things Needed:
Thin Awalakki : 1 cup
Green chillies : 2
Salt : to taste
Coriander leaves : 4 sticks
Jaggery : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seasoning : 1 Tablespoon

1. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
2 Wash and cut green chilly into small.
3. Clean Awalakki/poha/ pova/beaten rice and keep it aside.

4. Take a big bowl. Add coconut, awalakki, salt, jaggery and mix it nicely.
5. Keep a small pan and add coconut oil and heat. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
6. Add cut green chilly and fry for 10 seconds. Add curry leaves.
7. Now put this mustard seeds seasoning to awalakki and mix it nicely.
8, Shift this to a serving bowl.
9. Top up with your own creation and serve.

Toppings : 
Grated carrots. cut cucumber, cut onions, cut or grated mango or goose berry (Nellikai), roasted or fried ground nuts, Fried Sev (any variety) or potato chips.

Note : 

Top up awalakki with your own creative and yummy toppings. The healthy way is to top up with onions, grated carrots and little Goose berry grating/raw mango gratings.
Use of coconut oil is optional. Use of more/less spice is optional. Use of any spice like garam masala, chat masala, coriander powder, jeera powder is optional.
Serves :2 to 3 
Time : 20 Minutes.

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