Onion or kanda poha (Avalakki) recipe

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


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE AVALAKKI OR POHA RECIPE Soak flattened rice for 2 minutes with just enough water to immerse the flattened rice.

Step 2

Then remove the water with the help of a strainer and set aside.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Add green chillies, green peas, curry leaves, onions and saute for some time till the onions become translucent.

Step 5

Add flattened rice, turmeric powderr, salt, sugar and mix well.

Step 6

Cook on a low flame for 5 to 7 minutes and then remove from heat.

Step 7

Add the lemon juice and combine together.

Step 8

Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.

Step 9

Serve avalakki or onion poha hot.


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