Monday, September 24, 2007

Hacchida Avalakki (Spicy Poha)

This is one of my favorite snacks and i haven't tasted a yummier version than my mom's. No matter how much i try and use the exact same ingredients mom does, it just doesn't taste the same :).

A very healthy snack, its more like a salad as we use raw vegetables.
So mom, this post is dedicated to you for putting up with all our wishes and demands and continuing to do so till this day.

What you need:

  • 1 C Avalakki (thin rice flakes)
  • onion, tomato, and cucumber finely chopped
  • salt, chilli powder according to taste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • menthedhittu (called methkoot in Marathi). This is an aromatic powder made with menthe seeds. I do not have the recipe, will try to update or link if i find it. This is optional but really enhances the taste.
  • any chatni poodi if you want the taste
  • roasted peanuts
  • finely chopped coriander
  • lemon juice

How to prepare:

  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl, garnish with coriander and serve.

Yep, that's it. Really simple and tastes soooooooo good. And this one goes to Asha for RCI - Karnataka.


lakshmi said...

hachhida avalakki is like karanataka's bhel - love the raw spicy taste.

Asha said...

Love it Anu, looks like a great snack for rainy days.Thank you!:))

Nupur said...

Oh, that looks easy and delicious! So the uncooked poha does not taste raw here? Thanks for the recipe.

Happy cook said...

True one can't beat moms cooking.
Tasty looking snacks

Tee said...

Love this ! we call it kacche pohe and it is such a simple and delicious snack!

Jeena said...

Whata quick recipe! Looks wonderful I bet it is a great treat. :)

Sharmi said...

that sounds like a very simple, nice and easy recipe. looks good too.

Kumudha said...

So many wonderful recipes in this blog!

Grihini said...

looks very spicy and tasty too. I love avalakki in its any form.
Great Blog Anu.. thanks for sharing wonderful recipes with us!

Jeena said...

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Anu said...

Lakshmi: Me too :)

Asha: Thanks! Waiting for the round-up :)

Nupur: Like Lakshmi says this is karnataka's bhel. The poha absorbs all the flavors and tastes really delicious.

HC: Thanks :)

Anu said...

Tee: Thanks

Jeena: Yep it is

Sharmi: Thanks. Yep am forever looking for quick, easy recipes :)

Kumudha and Grihini: Thanks for your lovely comments :)

Puspha said...

Looks yummy.


looks hot n it very much..!!

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