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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.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Avalakki/Poha Upkari

I'm sure, all you mangloreans out there will agree with me that Avalakki Upkari is one of the most simple and tastiest snacks ever! I had it for the first time at my in-laws place after my wedding and I loved it instantly!! I tried making it myself many times since then, but never got the masala right. So this time, I got my mother- in-law to make it for me and it turned out as good as ever! Avalakki upkari makes a very good evening snack!! It also goes really well with Upppittu/ Upma for morning breakfast. Here's the recipe:


1.5 cups Thin poha/ paper avalakki
1 Onion, chopped finely
1 tsp Jeera seeds
3-4 Dry red chillies, low spiced
1.5-2 tsp Coriander seeds
1-2 strands Cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp Lime juice
1 tsp Sugar
Salt as per taste

For tadka:

2 tsp Oil
3-4 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
A pinch of haldi
A pinch of hing


  1. Grind together red chillies, jeera and coriander seeds to form a smooth powder.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl; Add the masala powder and toss well. Adjust ingredients according to taste.
  3. Temper with mustard, curry leaves, hing and haldi.
  4. Serve with hot tea/coffee and enjoi!


FH said...

We make Avalakki uppittu as well,little different from this though without the ground masala.This recipe sounds great,I will try your way.Thanks,good to see you!:)

Roopa said...

yum Ramya! just love this vogarne avallaki. one is sure we can never get the taste of our elders. i always love when my mil makes it. :)

Sharmi said...

That sounds simple and nice. the pic looks good. I make by adding aloo too. we call it aloo poha.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ramya,
Thank you for sharing the great recipe. My name is Gauri, came across your blog while surfing. I have a question on this avalakki, do you add raw onions to this mixture. Please clarify.


chand said...

hey Ramya ..nice to c ur recipes back..avalakki upkari looks awsome...will try this :-)

Arts said...

nice recipe.. have other version of pohe but this is new to me.. will try soon..

archana said...

Even we make something similar. Yours is nice masaledar :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx a lot, girls!!! yep.. this avalakki is indeed different! and it tastes really good too. Do try it out and let me know....

Glad you liked my blog!! :) Yep, I add raw onions to this recipe. You can even roast it a little if you dont like it raw. Enjoi!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ramya! I love these recipes!! I can't wait to try this one out.

Also, I've been trying to get a hold of you but can't find your email...so could you email me when you have the chance? It's jingardona@platform-1.com!


Home Cooking said...

looks so nice :)

Chitra said...

Soooper !!

Anonymous said...

Love it (Lit), Lit,Lit,Lit,Lit,Lit........I tried to source paper avalakki(nylon avalakki) here in Singapore but I did not find it. I satisfy myself with khara mandakki. We get thick avalakki where we make avalakki oggarane.

Prajusha said...

nice tea time snack of poha. pic looks good

Anonymous said...

Hi Ramya,i tried ur avalakki upkari and it tasted so good!!! that my hubby demanded it for the next day breakfast also....thanks for the recipe:-)

Anonymous said...


Its a great snack. We make this with a small variant. We add 1/2 cup of fresh coconut gratings to the ground powder / masala. The coconut helps to soften the poha. Thanks for stirring memories with this dish.

Richa said...

hey that sounds like a nice variation to my regular poha :)
BTW, an award waiting for u over at my blog :)

Seena said...

hi ramya,
nice recipe, will try it..

swapna susarla said...

Nver heard of this dish with poha!!the powder(grinned) u used will give a great taste i think!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your recipes, Ramya. I have tried some of them, and they turned out just wonderful. Have to try this one too!!

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