Wednesday, December 28, 2005


Poha (Avil)

Poha(Avil) is good for a snack any time. Poha is also eaten for breakfast. I never forget to buy poha when I visit the Indian grocery stores. Poha always serves as a handy snack for me in the evenings. Poha can be made as a sweet dish or spicy dish. If you want to have a quick spicy snack you can follow my recipe.
Ingredients: Recipe for two
  • 2 cups Thick Avil (flaked rice)
  • ½ onions finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 1tsp cilantro finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • For seasoning: 1tsp of mustard, cumin, chana dal and urad dal.


Wash poha and drain water completely. Add salt to the poha and leave aside for 5 – 10 minutes.

Heat oil in pan, add mustard, cumin, chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves and fry until they crackle. Add the ginger, green chilies and onion and sauté until the onions turn into brown color. Now add the poha and mix them gently and cook for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks appetising! Nice blog! gonna try this soon.

11:32 PM   Edit
Blogger Priya Bhaskaran said...

Lera & Paz, Let me know how it turned in your kitchen:)

6:19 PM   Edit
Blogger tris said...

no peanuts? Sorry, avil makes it sound like th allergy tablet :-).

3:10 PM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm... I think you missed the haldi.

2:57 PM   Edit

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