Huli Avalakki / Tamarind Flattened Rice

This recipe I usually prepare it for Shivratri festival. As this is for fasting recipe, here I did't use the onion.  In regular day breakfast we could use onion to taste more.


  • Poha / Avil/ Flattened Rice- 2 Cups
  • Imli Juice / Tamarind Juice - 1 Cup
  • Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  • salt as per taste
  • Jaggary  - 1 tbsp (Indian Sweetener made from sugar cane juice - available in Indian store)

For Grinding

  • Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
  • Jeera /Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  •  Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Whole Dry Red Chili - 5 to 6 Nos.

For Seasoning:

  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urud Dal /White Lentils- tsp
  • Dry Whole Red Chili - 3 nos. 
  • Curry Leaves Few




Time Required : 20 mins


1) Wash poha till clean. Drain water sprinkle a handful of clear water and keep aside.
2) Grind the above mentioned ingredients smoothly without adding water
3) In the tamarind juice add the above blended mixture, salt, turmeric powder and jaggary. Make sure jaggary is nicely dissolved with tamarind juice. Use your fingers to do so. Or keep this mixture for 5 mins.
4) Add poha to this mixture and loosen the poha gently, and break lumps with fingers. This turns white poha into red
5) In a heavy saucepan, heat oil, add seeds, red chili, curry leaves and stir for  2-3 minutes
6) Add poha mixture, mix it well with seasonings. Adjust salt if needed. 
7) Return to low flame stir gently every now and then.

Variations: To tweak a taste a bit , in grinding you could also ingredients like pottu kadalai/Roasted gram, Dhaniya/coriander seeds and garlic.


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