Showing posts with label Avalakki. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Avalakki. Show all posts

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Crispy Chakkuli

Chakkuli /Cripsy Chakkuli/ Muruku/Chakli is loved by almost all people in the world. Crispy chakkulis are very good snack for all the age group. There are varieties of chakkuli available in the shops. But it is always better to eat home made food. Here is a Crispy Chakkuli tried by me. I am sure you all love to have it and do prepare and enjoy each bit of it.
I have used rice flour, thick variety of Avalakki/Aval/Poha and roasted chenna/Hurikadale/Pottu kadale.

Chakkulis are favourite of many and you can munch them at any time of the day. Good for kids snack box, travelling, ladies kitty party, festival or feast and any other type of parties to serve as starters.
We do love chakkuli and I always try different types of chakkuli recipes from different pages /groups whatsapp extra. This particular chakkuli recipe is from Indira Upadya's post in Healthy Home made food. The chakkulis were so inviting and it made me crave for chakkuli.  I did changes according to my taste and prepared chakkuli and they turned out crispy and crunch.We all loved it very much.
Let us see the recipe  :

Ingredients :

Rice flour : 2 1/2 to 3 cups.
Avalakki : Thick :  1 Cup
Roasted Chenna/Huri Kadale/ Pottu Kadale : 1/2 Cup
Butter : 1 to 1  1/2  Tablespoons
Sesame Seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon 
Chilly Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Salt :As required 
Water : As required 
Cooking Oil : 2 Cups

Method : 

1. Clean and dry grind Avalakki into powder form. 
2. Dry roast chenna slightly and dry grind it when it cools. Keep it aside. Dry roast rice flower for a minute and let it cool. 
3. Take a big bowl and put rice flour, powdered avalakki, powdered roasted chenna.
4. Add Butter, salt, chilly powder, sesame seeds and jeera/cumin seeds.
5. Mix all the ingredients nicely and then add required water slowly and prepare chakli dough. Kneed it the dough well. 

6. Kneed the dough nicely and divide the dough in to small portions.

7. Keep a frying pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and let it get heated. 
8. Take one portion of the chakkuli dough and fill in the chakkuli mould.
9. Press chakkuli on a plate or a wet towel. Put already pressed chakkuli in hot oil.

10. Let it fry on medium heat. Fry on both sides. Remove and put it on a kitchen towel/tissue.

11. Repeat the same and prepare rest of chakkuli.

12. Serve or eat whenever you feel like. Store it once it is cooled in a air tight box/bottle.

Note :

1. Dry grind avalakki into thin powder. Or it might stuck in the chakkuli plate while preparing chakkuli and is difficult to press chakkuli dough.
2. Avalakki absorbs water and the dough might turn hard. Take care of the dough and cover with wet clean towel. ( After preparing the dough). 
3. Kneed the dough well once again while inserting the dough into chakkuli mould. (It should be soft not watery). 
4. Fry chakkuli on medium heat. Fry nicely till they turn golden brown. Turn the other side and fry it. 
Adding more jeera/sesame seeds, chilly powder is optional. 
5. Adding more butter turns the dough very soft and it might absorb more oil. 
6. Try the small quantity first and then try the large quantity. ( Is always better to try small quantity).
7. Add more chilly powder makes the chakkuli very spicy. ( Not that good for kids and elders).
Time : 40 Minutes.
Serves : 25 to 30 Chakkulis can be prepared. (According to shape and size).

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Carrots -Coriander leaves & Avalakki Cutlets

Cutlets are one of the yummy snack that most of the people and kids love it.  They are spicy, tasty and stomach filling. They are done in many ways. I have just tava/pan roasted the cutlets, used very little oil to shallow fry.

I have used wheat bread crumbs, carrots, coriander leaves, avalakki /poha/flattened rice to give a good bind. Cooked on tava using little oi.
No Onion and No garlic is added here.
Green chutney is also done at home and it is an easy dish.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

Carrots : 2 +  2
Coriander leaves : 1 small bunch
Bread crumbs : 1 Small bowl. ( 4 to 5 slices)
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger : An inch
Avalakki /Flattened rice/Poha : 1 Cup
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Dry grind bread and keep it aside. (Including the sides).

2. Wash and remove the outer layer of carrots and grate 2 carrots. Cut green chilly into small pieces.
3. Wash and clean coriander leaves nicely. Cut them into very small pieces. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger, wash it again and grate it.
4. Wash thick avalakki and remove  all the water.

5. Now take a big bowl. Add grated carrots, ginger, powdered bread and cut green chilly.
7. Add cut coriander leaves and washed avalakki. and the spices like jeera, garam masala powder and turmeric powder. Add required salt.

8. Mix all the ingredients nicely and keep it aside. Do not add any water. It mixes well with avalakki/poha and bread crumbs.
9. Kneed the mixture nicely and divide them into small portions.

10. Take small portion and give a desired shape.
11. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add some oil and place the cutlets you have done.
12. Cook them on low flame till they turn slightly golden brown. Turn the other side add oil and cook.

13. Remove from the pan and serve hot cutlets as you wish.

14 We had the cutlets with like this.
a)  Cutlets with carrot's gratings and spicy sweet and spicy chutney.

b) Cutlets with carrots and pomegranate

c) Cutlets with little fried cornflakes

d) Cutlets with all the above mixture and curd.

Note :

Little carrot gratings should be kept aside for serving with cutlets.
You can deep fry the cutlets. (optional). You can use more oil and shallow fry it. (optional).
You can also use minimum oil and cook on low flame. (optional).
You can also use lots of other vegetables like beans, peas, capsicum. (Optional).
I have done with only carrots and coriander leaves. Use of bread slice edge is optional. ( I have used).
Use of other spices like chat masala/amechur powder or any other masala is optional.
Use of more chilly/red chilly powder is optional.
No potato is used here. Use of potatoes, onions or garlic is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4. ( Shape ans size matters).
Type : Indian snack.

Green chutney preparation :

Clean and wash coriander leaves, pudina/mint leaves and green chilly.
Grind coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilly, 3 to 4 soft dates,  little tamarind and salt with minimum water. Add water whenever you want the chutney to be little more liquid. 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Quick Avalakki

Avalakki/poha/flattened rice /Aval is such a handy grain and you can prepare lovely dishes using this grain. Avalakki comes to help when you are tired, bored, just want to relax with some simple dish.
I have tried this Avalakki for breakfast. It is simple, quick and yummy. I am sure you all are going to try and enjoy this quick Avalakki.

I have used medium size avalakki/beaten flatten rice, home prepared spice powder, lemon, ginger and jaggery. Not to forget the seasonings and coconut.
Avalakki is always a better choice because it is easy to prepare and good for health. You can prepare this Avalakki on festival or feast days since there is no onion or garlic added here in this recipe.
No Garlic OR No Onion is added to this Quick Avalakki. Good for breakfast or snack.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

To Cook :
Avalakki /Flattened rice : 2 Cups

To Add :
Lemon : 1 Lemon extract/lemon juice
Jaggery : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ginger : An inch
Spice powder : 1 Teaspoon
Coconut : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons.

To Season :
Coconut Oil : ! Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves :  8 to 10
Green chilly : 1
Ground Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

!. Wash and cut coriander leaves, slit green chilly and  curry leaves.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash ginger and remove the outer layer. Grate it and keep it aside.
3. Wash avalakki and drain all the water from it.
4. Add turmeric powder, powdered jaggery, salt, lemon juice, spice powder and mix it well.
5. Add 1/4 cup of water and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a tablespoon of oil. Add mustard seeds, urid dal and let mustard seeds splutter.

7. Add slit green chilly and fry for a minute. Add curry leaves and stir once. Let the flame be low.
8. Add avalakki and mix it nicely. Slowly mix it. Let all the mixture mix it well. Add water if required.

9. Let all the ingredients mix well. Add water if required. Cover the lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Put off the fire. Cover with lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add ghee and mix it well.
10. Keep a small pan and heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil and fry ground nuts. Fry till they turn slightly golden colour. Add this fried groundnuts to avalakki.

11. Now shift the ready Avalakki to a serving bowl. Add coconut and fried groundnuts on the top of avalakki.

12. Serve with a cup of curd.

Note :

If you are using very thick avalakki put little more water and let it rest for little more time. Adding groundnuts is optional. Use of coconut oil is optional. Any cooking oil can do. You should  add ghee when the avalakki is hot. So that it melts and mixes well with avalakki. I have used dry roasted methi seeds and raw mustard seeds powder as spice powder. I have used green chilly which has naturally turned red when kept it for a long time.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3.

Spice Powder : 

Dry roast 1/2 Teaspoon of methi seeds and dry grind with 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds and 1 teaspoon of red chilly powder. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Easy Avalakki

Avalakki/Poha/Aval is a handy ingredients and you can do varieties of dishes. I have tried this easy avalakki and it is nice to have it at any time of the day.

I have used very simple ingredients like Avalakki (organic and brown/not removed the husk completely or unpolished). Ground nuts, green chilly and little coconut.
It is an easy dish and goes well with a cup of coffee/tea/juice or it can be eaten with curd.
It is good to take for travel too.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Avalakki/Poha/Aval : Thin variety : 2 Cups
Green chilly : 1
Roasted chenna/Hurikadale : 1 Tablespoon
Ground Nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Coconut Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Coconut /Dry coconut/Copra : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method : 

1. Clean avalakki and keep it aside.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Wash curry leaves and green chilly , cut into small and keep it aside.
4. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and urid dal.
5. Let mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and cut green chilly. Fry for a while.
6. Add ground nuts and fry till they turn golden brown. Add roasted chenna and stir once, add avalakki fry for 1 minute.

7. Put off the gas, add required salt and let the fried avalakki stay in pan till it turns cool.

8. Add grated fresh coconut once avalakki is cool and serve with a cup of coffee/tea.

Note : 

You can add little sugar or jaggery while frying avalakki. You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder to the mixture. Adding any other spice like chat masala, garam masala powder or mango powder is optional. You can also add cut onions while serving. (Optional). You can add cut dry coconut if you using this avalakki for travelling.
Time 10 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3
Tip :Drying avalakki in sun for 1 to 2 days will help the avalakki to stay without any worms or insects.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Avalakki Chakkuli /Flattened Rice Chakli

ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ /Flattened Rice/Aval/ Poha or Poa is prepared using the rice. Avalakki chakli/chakkuli/muruku is one of the quick crispy, crunchy fried snack and chakli/chakkuli/muruku is loved by most of us.
Avalakki Chakkuli can be prepared whenever you want it.  

I have used flattened rice, rice flour, salt and curd. 
Chakkuli is one of the famous snack dish that loved by many. It can be munched any time of the day. It goes well with all the time. Kids love to eat chakkuli and is a perfect snack for their tiffin box.Ladies can enjoy this chakkuli during their get together or kitty party, one dish party, picnic and travelling too. Avalakki Chakkuli is good for kids snack box. 
Let us see the recipe Now :


Thick Avalakki/Poha/Aval/Flattened Rice : 1 Cup
Thick Curd/Yogurt : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Rice flour : 2 Cups or little more
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ellu/Sesame seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera / Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : To taste
Butter : 1 Tablespoon
Cooking Oil : 2 Cups

Method :

1. Clean and wash Avalakki/flattened rice and soak mix it with thick curd for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Grind it in dry grinder with out using water.

3. Put the ground avalakki mixture in a big bowl. Add rice powder, chilly powder, jeera, sesame seeds and salt.

4. Add butter and mix it nicely and prepare dough. Add water if required. Kneed the dough nicely.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil and let it get hot. (Medium flame).
6. Now put a small portion of the dough and press it in circle shape. Prepare 3 to 4 chakkuli on the plate.

7. Put this chakkuli and fry on both sides. Remove it from the pan once it is done.

8. Put it on a kitchen tissue and let the extra oil absorb by kitchen tissue.

9. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
10. Serve hot Avalakki Chakkuli with a cup of coffee or tea. Store it in a airtight glass bottle.

Note : 

Let the dough consistency be like normal chakkuli dough. Not so hard or very soft. Adding spice more /less is optional. No need to add more butter. It might turn soft and absorb more oil.
Time : 30 Minutes.
20 to 25 Chakkuli can be made. (According to size).