Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha)
Easy to prepare Karnataka style quick morning fix for breakfast
Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha) is very popularly made for breakfast or a evening tiffin in Karnataka. It is a quick snack made from beaten rice that is spiced and flavored with coconut and an aromatic seasoning. Serve the Khara Avalakki along with a Green Coriander and Coconut Chutney Recipe or simply as it is along with a strong filter coffee.
If you like this breakfast recipe, you can also make other breakfasts like
Notes: Like upma, a combination of vegetables can be used in this recipe like carrots, potato, capsicum, green peas, avarekalu, beans. Just make sure that the vegetables are soft enough to match the softness of the poha.
- 3 cups Poha (Flattened rice)
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 teaspoon Vangi Bath Powder
- Salt , to taste
- 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
- 5 Curry leaves
- 1 tablespoon Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali)
How to make Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha)
To begin making the Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha), wash the beaten rice under water and well. You can use a large strainer for washing and draining. After the wash, allow it to rest for about 10 minutes so that it gets softened.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add in the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Stir in the channa and urad dal and roast them until they turn brown. Stir in the chopped onions, and curry leaves and stir fry until the onions are tender.
Stir in the turmeric powder and asafoetida and saute for a few seconds. Finally add the flattened rice,salt, peanuts, and Vangi Bhat spice mixture. Combine well, cover the pan and simmer for a few more minutes.
Finally stir in the lemon juice, coconut and coriander leaves and serve hot.
Serve Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha) with Green Coriander and Coconut Chutney Recipe or simply as it is along with a strong filter coffee.
I love to cook simple food which were passed on to me by my mother and my mother-in-law. Being traditional South Indian Brahmins, our recipes are healthy and home cooked. Some recipes I learnt from friends and in the places I lived. Now, we do include North Indian food but, any day any time it is the Rice and Rasam that satiates us.