Sunday, March 29, 2009

Special Poha

This special Poha / Avalakki is one of my all time favourite snacks. My brother's avalakki oggarane are the best in the world :) Regardless of how many times I have tried making the avalakki oggarane following the exact recipe that my bro follows, I have never been able to reproduce the taste. So I decided to make my own "recipe".. so after numerous tries this is "the recipe" for avalakki fry.

Beaten rice - 1 cup (i have used the thicker / hard variety)
Groundnuts - 1 tbsps
Almonds - 1 tbsps
Cashews - 1 tbsps
Raisins - 1 tbsps
Pista - 1 tbsps
Garlic - 8 cloves
Butter - 1 tbsps
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Worcestershire sauce - 1 tbsp

Take the poha in a MW bowl and MW on high for 3 mins
remove it into a plate
Put the ground nuts in the MW bowl and MW on high for 4 mins
remove it into a plate
Put the almonds, cashew and pista in a chopper and give 3 short pulses.
Add the butter to the pan and melt it in MW.
Add the cumin seeds, salt and Worcester sauce to it.
Mix well.
Add the roasted poha, ground nuts, chopped nuts and raisins.
MW on high for about 4 mins. Turn once in 2 mins.
Store in air tight container at room temp.

Note: Do not get scared by looking at the color.. thatz just the sauce :)

This is my entry to Sunday Snacks - Grab and Go Event hosted by Pallavi and to MEC-Savoury snacks event hosted by Priya. The MEC event was forst started by Srivalli.


Suparna said...

hi shree,
poha gets a great make over! :) great innovation...sihi avalakki, khara avalakki, huli avalakki one more to the list....seems international ;) gr8 job girl!

Ashwini said...

That is one healthy avalakki..nice entry..

Srivalli said...

Nice one...looks great!