Tried and tasted by Nivedita
I am in Pune for my and my kid's vacation. They both are enjoying their summer camp. I am also enjoying my getting up late in the morning chatting with my sis-in-law, shopping and other things.
I am very sorry I am not able to post regularly. The main reason for this is, my brother's computer is under repair and I have to wait for him to come home to use is personal laptop. But I will try maximum to use it and post the recipes when ever I get chance.
Coming to the recipe,
Poha, beaten rice, flattened rice, avalakki, call by any name!! A great help for unexpected guests or for quick food for a hungry stomach. Can make many dishes with this!! There is thick poha also which is used either soaked in water or fried in oil.
Even the thin poha is used in many ways. Today, I am giving you one recipe, and hopefully will try to give other recipes also.
This was my father's favorite. He was the first to come home from office. And he loved to keep this ready for us!!!
And, this is a common evening snack in North Karnataka. In Dharawad, there is a canteen from many years named "L.E.A. CANTEEN" which is mainly famous for this poha which we call in Kannada "Hacchida Avalakki". The way he prepares this is really so good, and difficult to get the same taste in the house!!!
What we need for this is,'
Flattened rice or thin poha - 200gm
Onion - 1 big, cubed
Green chilly - 2 to 3, cleaned and finely chopped
Curry leaves -few
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pea nuts - 2 tbsp(Optional)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - pinch
Sugar - 1tsp
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Fresh coconut - 3 tbsp, grated