Thursday, August 9, 2012

HACHIDA AVALAKKI/ CHIWDA


Avalakki is flattened rice, called as poha, aval, chuda and many other names. Avalakki looks flat but when soaked in water it swells. it is used in preparing variety of dishes like sweets, avalakki bath, smashed avalakki and hachida avalakki in Karnataka style. Hachida avalakki means avalakki together with, so here together stuffs are peanuts, curry leaves, coconut dried, red chilies, turmeric and salt. We can store this food as a snack, like for more than 3-4 months and will be good and crispy to eat whenever you like.

A quick list of ingredients are here..

INGREDIENTS
Peanuts- 1 cup
Dalia split- 1 cup
Dried coconut - 1/2 cup, thinly sliced
Curry leaves- 10
Red chilli- 5-6
Oil- 3 tb sp.
Salt to taste
turmeric- 2 tb sp.
Sugar- 1 tb sp.
Chilli powder/sambar powder/ a pinch
Avalakki/flattened rice- 500 grams

PREPARATION
1. Add all ingredients one after the other (in any order but turmeric 1st), except avalakki, and saute for 5-8 minutes.
2. Now add avalakki and mix everything thoroughly along with adding sugar and sambar powder, for 5 minutes or until the turmeric color gets into avalakki.
3. Few people follow to heat avalakki separately by adding 1 or 2 tb sp of oil and then mixing up with all other ingredients. Both ways are good, so follow any one.
4. Allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes and store in containers, air tight and use as snacks whenever you feel like.

You can eat as it is or garnish with tomatoes, onions and freshly grated coconut & lemon on top.

NOTE: make sure to fry coconut, dalia splits and peanuts 1st or separate (Best!) so as to remove raw smell, if any.




HAPPY COOKING :)








2 comments:

Supriya Guruprasad said...

How can i forget eating this when your mom would send it with you. Would eat all the coconut and extra ingredients without the avalakki. Make sure you include more of it.. ;)

Ruchiez said...

I know Supriya, I told to almost everyone who came who ate avalakki. Will soon catch up for avalakki eating. Thanks for comment