Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha)

Make this super easy dish for a quick breakfast. This Khara Avalakki Recipe is packed with flavour and the addition of coconut makes it absolutely delicious. Serve it along with Adak chai or a filter coffee for breakfast or dinner.

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Khara Avalakki Recipe (Karnataka Style Poha)
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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

  1. Karnataka Style Sooji Upma Recipe With Coconut
  2. Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pulao Recipe (Karnataka Style)
  3. Karnataka Style Avarekai Upma-Uppittu Recipe

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.

Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 3 cups Poha (Flattened rice)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 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)

  1. 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.

  2. 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 golden brown.

  3. Stir in the chopped onions, and curry leaves and stir fry until the onions are tender.

  4. 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. 

  5. Finally stir in the lemon juice, coconut and coriander leaves into the Khara Avalakki Recipe and serve hot. 

  6. 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.