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Avalakki Vaggarane or Spicy Poha(parched/flaked rice) is a great breakfast delight!It is easy to make and can be made with lot of different variations !


  • Avalakki/Poha/pressed rice- 2 cups
  • Capsicum- 2
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • urad dal - 1tsp
  • bengal gram - 1tsp
  • Curry leaves - 2 strands
  • Green Chillies - 6-7
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger- 1 inch
  • Freshly grated coconut - 1 small cup
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

  • Take Avalakki/poha, wash it well and drain the water.
  • Soak the avalakki in about 1 cup of water and keep aside for 8-10 minutes. After soaking, poha will become soft and dry.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the mustard seeds,jeera,bengal gram,urad dal. After they sputter add curry leaves.
  • Add cut ginger,capsicums and chillies and fry well.
  • Fry till they become soft.
  • Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
  • Now add poha to it and mix well.
  • Finally, add grated coconut and squeeze a little bit of lemon juice on it. Mix well.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Note: You could add all the vegetables you like for some variety!


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