Onion or kanda poha (Avalakki) recipeTweet
Flattened or beaten rice is used to prepare avalakki or poha which is a light snack and with spices, chillies, onions and peas added to it makes up for an ideal and nutritious breakfast. This dish is very popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
- Beaten or flattened rice - 2 1/2 cups
- Onions - 2 nos (chopped finely)
- Green peas - 2 tablespoons
- Green chillies - 5 nos
- Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
- Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
- Chana dal - 1 teaspoon
- Cashew nuts - 1 tablespoon
- Ground nuts - 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- 1 string of curry leaves
- Few coriander leaves
- Sugar - 2 teaspoons
- Lemon - 1 no
- Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
- Oil - 2 tablespoons
HOW TO MAKE AVALAKKI OR POHA RECIPE Soak flattened rice for 2 minutes with just enough water to immerse the flattened rice.
Then remove the water with the help of a strainer and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once they start spluttering, add urad dal, chana dal, cashewnuts, and ground nuts and stir fry till the dals turn light brown.
Add green chillies, green peas, curry leaves, onions and saute for some time till the onions become translucent.
Add flattened rice, turmeric powderr, salt, sugar and mix well.
Cook on a low flame for 5 to 7 minutes and then remove from heat.
Add the lemon juice and combine together.
Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.
Serve avalakki or onion poha hot.