Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Spicy Awalakki (Beaten or Flattened Rice).

Spicy Awalakki (Flattened or beaten rice) can be made quickly and it is easy too. Awalakki is prepared in different ways. We can have gojju awalakki , awalakki uppittu (upma), awalakki bisibele baath, awalakki kichidi, Kheer, Unde and halwa also can be prepared from Awalakki.
Awalakki is also known as Aval in Tamil and Malayalam, Atukul in Telugu, Pohe in Marati, Pauwa in Hindi and Chira in Bengali.

Let us see some benefits of using Beaten (Flatten) rice.(Awalakki).
Awalakki (Beaten rice) is packed with iron. Adding beaten rice in our daily diet regularly can prevent anaemia since it contain iron. Poha is a good source of carbohydrates. It is low in gluten. It is good for diabetics. Poha is considered to be a great meal option for diabetics as it prometes slow release of sugar into the blood stream. It also keeps you full for longer time.

Here is a recipe of Spicy Awalakki and we can have this for break fast or as snack in the evening.

Things Needed:

Thin sized Beaten Rice (Awalakki) : 2 Cups
Green Chilly : 1
Rasam Powder or chilly Powder : 1/2  tea spoon
Jaggery : 1 Table spoon
Fresh coconut : 1/2 Cup
Salt : as required
Onion : 1 (optional)
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Coriander Leaves : 1 Table spoon
Coconut Oil : 1 Table spoon

Method :

1. Clean the beaten rice and keep it aside.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Wash curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chilly and cut them in to small. Cut onion also into small pieces.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil, mustard seeds and urid dal. Let the mustard seeds splutter.
5. Add curry leaves and green chilly and put off the gas.

6. Take big bowl add cut onions, coconut, rasam powder, jaggery, salt and mix it nice with your hand.

7. Add Awalakki (Beaten rice) and the mustard splutter to the onion mixture and mix it nicely.

 8. Add coriander leaves and mix nicely and serve Spicy Awalakki with a cup of coffee or Tea.

Note :

Use a thin size Awalakki (well flattened poha) to get the good result. You must add fresh coconut. You can also add grated carrots to the mixture. Adding onion is purely optional. (You can prepare Awalakki with out onions). You can use any cooking oil instead of coconut oil.  You can also add chat masala, fried semiya and turn this awalakki in to Chat Awalakki.
Time : 10 minutes.
Serves : 4


  1. looks yummy aunty....my mom used to prepare this....will definitely try...:)

  2. This is looking so tasty and tempting!

  3. Thats one of my fav ...from avalakki

  4. wow thank you friends...so sweet of you each and every one...thank you once again..