Saturday, January 3, 2015


250g thin avalakki (flattened rice)
2/3 cup ground nuts
1/3 cup roasted chana dal (split chickpea)
2/3 cup sliced dessicated coconut
1-2 tsp mustard seeds
&frac12 tsp cumin seeds
2 sprigs of curry leaves
1 green chili - optional
4-5 dry red chili
1-2 tsp red chili powder
&frac12 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sugar
2-3 tsp salt
Pinch of asafoetida
4-5 tbsp oil

1) Dry roast avalakki in a pan on medium heat until an aroma wafts out. Keep aside.
2) Heat oil in another pan on medium heat. When hot, add ground nuts and fry for a minute. Add chana dal and fry until it starts to change colour. Keep stirring.
3) Add mustard seeds, dry red chili and wait for it to splutter.
4) Reduce the heat to low, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chili, desicated coconut slice and stir.
5) Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, sugar, salt, asafoetida and stir.
6) Add avalakki and mix thoroughly. Keep aside and wait for it to cool before storing it in a container.

1) I use Kashmiri red chili powder as it is low on heat, implying you can use more of it and get great colour
2) Before eating, stir in a finely chopped onion, coriander leaves and grated carrot. Yummmmm! :)

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