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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Avalakki Mixture / Poha Chivda

A tea time snack for you guys today! Avalakki/Poha (known as "Flaked/Beaten Rice" in English), as most of you would know, is used to make different varieties of snacks in India. Chivda (more popularly known as "Mixture" in Karnataka) is one of many such varieties. As the name suggests, this snack is a mixture of many ingredients and there is no hard and fast rule as to what goes into the snack ! Here is my version of the recipe... Feel free to make variations according to your taste and choice. Enjoi!

Update: I am sending this dish to EasyCrafts for the Fun 'n Sun event that she is hosting this month.... "Avalakki Mixture" is a perfect snack to munch on and to be carried with you during all your summer outings and travels!!! Thanx EC for hosting... :)

Ingredients:

1 cup Thick Avalakki/ Poha / Flaked,Beaten Rice

1/4 cup Raisins/Kishmish

1/4 cup Whole Cashews/Almonds

1/4 cup Peanuts/Groundnuts

1/4 tsp Hing/Asafetida

5-7 Dry Red Chilies broken into pieces

2-3 strands Curry leaves

1/2 tsp Haldi/Turmeric

1/2 - 3/4 tsp Red Chili Powder (optional)

Sugar as per taste

Salt as per taste

Oil for deep frying

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; Once the oil is hot, add poha and deep fry for a couple of seconds; Make sure not to brown the poha.
  2. Remove poha from oil and drain into paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  3. Fry the cashews/almonds, peanuts, raisins, red chilies and the curry leaves in a similar manner and drain into paper towels; Let cool for a while.
  4. Mix all the ingredients and the dry powders; Toss well; Adjust the ingredients according to taste; Store in air tight container and relish with hot tea/coffee or just as a snack!

Prep time: About 10-15 mins

27 comments:

ANJALI J. said...

Ahhh! Avalakki is my hubby's fav. I find it boring though.. i will try ur avalakki recipe to make it more interesting.. :)
BTW thanks! And im very sorry abt that ,Ramya, i am sending u an email. reply to it.

Seena said...

Ramya,
Never got a chance to taste this, send me some.. :)

Happy cook said...

I love this mixture, i can eat them in heaps and heaps. Well now i am just imagining digging inot that plate full of your mixture.
Yummy

Mythreyee said...

The minute I saw the picture, I thought 'WOW'. Looks just wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

Kalai said...

I've never had this type of mixture before, but it sounds and looks mouthwateringly good! :)

Richa said...

looks so nice & crunchy.

Vasudha said...

Hi Ramya!Am a huge fan of your blog..I tried the Sowthekai hasi gojju (my mom in Bangalore makes a different version though..)and the Tomato puree saaru and I must say it was awesome!!and not to forget the yummy pictures..Thanks a ton..

Cham said...

My hubby fav snack. Got to try ur recipe.

Uma said...

yes, so crunchy and yummy!

Red Chillies said...

This is one of my favorite snack to munch on. My pet peeve however is the amount of oil the poha absorbs when deep fired. :-(

easycrafts said...

Looks very colourful

Sia said...

have u tried it with paper thin avalakki ramya? it was one of the things i would carry with me during hostel days :)

Sagari said...

delecioussss poha ramyaa

Manasi said...

Oooooooh! I love, love, love chivda/ mixture!! Wouldn't mind this RIGHT NOW!

meeso said...

I love this mixture, it looks really good homemade!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!.... Prefect snack for winter... Love them.... So colourful...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

hmmm very nice ...

Shankari said...

Oh this used to be my fav snack and I have not had this in years..pls dont tempt me to deep fry!

musical said...

Love the misture, and i used to pick out all the peanuts and munch away to glory :-D.

Andhra Flavors said...

crunchy.. yummy....

Prathibha said...

Hi Ramya.. I came to US just after my marriage and absolutely didnt know to cook...I feel this blog is like my mom nd mom-in-law :) keep up the gud workd.Thnx

Dina said...

very tasty mixture! my husband and myself both love it.

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