Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gojju Avalakki/ Hot-Sweet-Sour spiced Poha

Gojju avalakki/Hot -sweet n sour spiced poha has remained one of my favourite poha preparation ever since I had tasted it at my best friend S's place during my childhood days. I used to think this dish is really difficult to put together, coz it has all the flavours so well balanced, and the poha has just enough amount of moistness to it ;) This heavenly taste was long forgotten until recently I stumbled upon the same dish/recipe at Ramya's blog http://maneadige.blogspot.com/ My joys knew no bound, without wasting much time I just jotted down the recipe and prepared it the very next day for breakfast. S liked it a lot too :) it goes without saying that this recipe will be a treasured one for me :)
Thanks to Ramya.
here's the recipe link from Ramya's blog:

Here is the recipe for reference:
Gojju Alavakki/ Hot-Sweet-Sour spiced Poha

Ingredients:
Thick quality beaten rice (Aval/Poha)- 2 cups
Peanuts- fistful
Coconut grated- 2-3 tbsp
Rasam powder- 2-3 tsp (I used MTR)
Tamarind pulp-1-2 tsp( you could add more or less to suit your taste)
Crushed Jaggery- 1-2 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp
Black/White sesame seeds- 2 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Mustard seeds-3/4 tsp
Chana dal- 1 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Red chillies- 2, halved
Oil- 2 tbsp
Asofetida-1/4 tsp
Method-
1.Take small amounts of beaten rice and coarsely powder it by pulsing the mixie a couple of times, Make sure you don't powder it finely.
2. Wash the coarse powder once or twice in running water,drain the excess water and keep it aside for a few minutes and allow it to soften.

3.For the Hot-Sour-Sweet tasting Water or Gojju in Kannada:
In a vessel take about a cup of water add rasam powder, Jaggery, salt, asfetida, turmeric powder. Check for the balance of taste. Now this is ready.
4. Put the washed Aval/beaten rice in a wide mouthed vessel and pour in the prepared hot-sour-sweet tasting waster little by little to it. STOP WHEN NECESSARY, DO NOT MAKE THE MIXTURE TOO SOGY. Mix well and allow it to set for sometime.

5.Meanwhile, dry roast the fenugreek seeds and sesame seeds till it gives out nice aroma. cool it well and powder it and set it aside.

6. Make tempering: In a kadhai/wok heat oil and add mustard seeds, chanadal, urad dal,curry leaves, hing, red chillies and peanuts once its done pour it over the poha. Add the fenugreek-sesame powder to the seasoned poha and mix well.

7.Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.

40 comments:

sowmya said...

that looks nice and spicy...love the addition of rasam powder..sounds good..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too make similar to this,so delicious!

Parita said...

Poha is all time fav breakfast, i love having it with coconut chutney, looks sooo delicious my dear, very tempting!

Varunavi said...

This is new to me suparna,liked the way u presented it :)

Gita said...

Nice pictures Suparna...this makes a delicious and healthy breakfast :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious. Sweet, sour, hot combo should have tasted very nice.

Ann said...

A Poha preparation adding tamarind,asfoetida,fenugreek and then jaggery..? My God thats going to be a surprise in terms of flavour..would like to try this..no wonder why you love this sooo much..Thank you suparna

Cilantro said...

We do make this but adding Rasam powder is new to me, will try next time.

DEESHA said...

this is sooo yummy .. I love this one

Lisa said...

Sounds like an especially flavourful dish! Would love to try this.

Pooja said...

Wow I like this version! Sounds great! Looks so yummy!

Priya Narasimhan said...

Looks like a must try breakfast recipe. My husband likes poha very much even in its blandest form.:-) He would definitely love this recipe of yours.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! nice one ..:) lovely presentation dearie

Srilakshmi said...

I hated Poha when I was in India, and my mom teases me whenever I tell her that I made Poha at home. Rasam Powder in Poha? Very innovative gal!

ARUNA said...

everything looks so nice suparna!!!

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats new to me Sups..quite appetizing..:)..n i loved ur new border..looks like a rustic book page..:)

Smitha said...

Hey suparna,
I love the new look of your page.It looks so elegant.The filigree and color are all superlative.
The recipe, the mix of ingredients are new to me. Nice.

Red Chillies said...

Love the Gojjavalakki. We used to have this as evening snack during the weekends. Brought back old memories :-) Looks good.

aquadaze said...

hey...i just made poha today for breakfast...wish had seen this before, this sounds so yum!

Valarmathi said...

Looks so delicious. Very tempting.

bindiya said...

that's such a killer recipe!will try it out for sure!

Sush said...

Suparna, you make me eat gojjavalakki now. I love them & it is usually given as prasadam in temples. I love them soo very much. matte, innodu vishesha andre, namma amma exactly ide thara madodu gojjavalakki na(ditto-ditto). eega amma ille addare alwa, I have got it done from her many times already :)

Suparna said...

Hey gals I love to read ur comments :) Thanks so much for your time. Keep visiting.
TC

Priti said...

Looks gud...nice clicks..and thanks for droppin by again :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

A DIFFERENT POHA RECIPE...DELICIOUS

Raaga said...

I have not had this...but I'd love to try... I love poha :)

Vani said...

I lopve this type of avalakki, call it huli avalakki. Looks great, Suparna!

Vidya said...

Lovely dish. Reminds me of the puli avil that I've had before. I loved the addition of roasted and powdered methi & sesame seeds. So flavorful!

First time here. You have a lovely blog.

Indrani said...

Our bengali poha pulao is hot and spicy but not sour, I wud love to try your version of hot-sweet-sour poha...looks gr8,Su

Chitra said...

lOVE THIS AVAL...YUMMY!bLOG LAYOUT IS TOO GUD!!

Bharathy said...

A new recipe for me with Poha!.. :)!
Love the light dish!:)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

i make this but not with rasam powder...this looks spicy.. :)

sangeeta said...

liked your new layout...
i love poha but this version is new for me with rasam powder n all...will sure try this ..

Usha said...

This aval sounds very flavorful...am definitely planning to try this!

Soma said...

Very different from the kind of poha i make.. thanks ! a great snack.

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Suparna said...

Thanks for visiting dearies :) great to read ur comments :)

Veda Murthy said...

i love this avalakki! its usually our breakfasts on sundays!

K said...

Hi suparna, thanks for your message. I love this gojju avalakki which we used to have as a kid!

Have a nice weekend!

Viki's Kitchen said...

This poha dish is very new to me. Sure I m gonna try this for my weekend breakfast. Love the way u narrated about it.

Sowmya said...

Poha itself is wonderful and if its tangy and spicy its awesome :) lovely recipe..thanks