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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Navratri recipes- Day 6: Gojju Avalakki (Poha/Atukulu/flaked rice in spicy tamarind sauce)

Gojju Avalakki is a Karnataka Delicay. Gojju means gravy and Avalakki is poha/atukulu/ flaked rice. Its basically Poha in a sweet and spicy tamarind sauce. Very simple recipe but big on flavors.
I made Gojju Avalakki as a part on Navratri Day 6 Neivedyam.


  • Flaked rice/Poha/Avalakki/Atukulu - 1 cup
  • Peanuts- 1/4th cup
  • Sambar powder- 1/2 tsp or adjust according to taste
  • Jaggery powder- 1/4th to 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind juice to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Chana dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4th tsp
  • turmeric powder- 1/8th tsp
  • Dry red chilly- 2
  • Littlt bit of crushed black pepper
  • Few curry leaves
  • Pinch of hing
  • Dry/ fresh coconut- 2 tsps
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

Take the poha and coarse grind it in a mixer. It should look like Sooji/Rava.

In a bowl put the tamarind juice, sambar powder, jaggery powder and salt.
Put this mixture in the coarsed grind poha. Mix. At this point the poha should be little wet. Leave on the side for ten minutes. After ten minuted the poha would have pluffed up.
Then take a pan add 3 tsps of oil, follwed by 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds. When mustard starts poping add the peanuts, chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilly, turmeric powder and hing. Fry for few seconds. Then add the poha mixture.  Cook for another three minutes. Turn of the heat. Add coriander leaves and coconut. Mix and its ready!

Sending this to priyavaasu for Navratri 2012 event

1 comment:

  1. So Delicious!!!!Never knew we can make poha this way too!!!


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