January 11, 2016

Aval Puliyodharai (Poha Pulihora/Puliyogare)

A delicious, spicy, tangy South Indian recipe made often as breakfast. Light and simple breakfast that doesn't give the feeling of heaviness. It does not need any special side dish and it tastes heavenly when had with 2 tea spoons of grated coconut sprinkled on it..


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Pre time: 05 mins
Cooking time:10 mins
Serves; 4


Ingredients for making Aval Puliyodharai (Poha Pulihora/Puliyogare):


Poha/Aval/Beaten Rice/Rice flakes  1 large bowl (250gms)
Tamarind juice taken from a lemon size tamarind 500ml
Gingelly oil 3 tb spoons
Red chillies 6
Groundnuts/Peanuts 2 tb spoons
Mustard seeds
Urad dal 2 tea spoons
Chana dal/Bengal gram 2 tea spoons
Hing powder 1/4 tea spoon
Fenugreek 1 tea spoon
Sesame seeds 2 tea spoons
Curry leaves
Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
Salt to taste



How to make Aval Puliyodharai (Poha Pulihora/Puliyogare)?


Dry roast the fenu greeks to golden brown and sesame seeds till they splutter separately, powder them and keep aside.
Wash the Poha, drain the water out and pour the tamarind juice on it adding salt and turmeric powder
Let them to get soaked for 15 to 20 mins.
After 15 mins you can see the Poha absorbing all the tamarind water well.
Now heat a pan with oil.
Add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, peanuts and red chillies
Once they splutter and dals become roasted add the curry leaves and hing powder.
 

Transfer the soaked Poha to the pan and stir well
Keep the flame low and allow the stuff to get blended well with the spices.
Sprinkle the powdered fenugreek, sesame seeds and give a stir.
Now the flavoured and aromatic, tangy Poha Pulihora is ready to serve.




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