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February 13, 2010

Atukula Pulihora(Aval Puliyodharai)

Even though the recipe may sound very simple, it is very easy to mess up. For a great tasting dish, soak aval/poha with the right amount of tamarind extract so that the flakes are fluffy and separate and not soggy. My mom makes the best Aval upma! We make it frequently at home. Aval puliyodharai is slightly different from Aval upma. I came across this recipe in some blog and tried it. It's a super quick brunch or tiffin item that can be made in 10 minutes flat!

Aval/Poha/Atukula/Beaten Rice-2 cups
Tamarind-small lime size ball
Hing-1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Oil-2 tbsp
Curry leaves-a few
Broken Red Chillis-3-4
Mustard Seeds-1 tsp
Urud dal-1/2 tsp

Soak tamarind in 3/4 cup warm water for 10 minutes and extract thick juice. Discard the tamarind.
Now soak aval in tamarind extract for 10 minutes or until it absorbs all the liquid and the flakes become soft, fluffy and separate.
Meanwhile heat oil in a wide pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing, red chillies, urud dal, turmeric powder. When mustard seeds crackle, add poha. Sprinkle salt.
Gently toss everything together without mashing poha. Fry for 2-3 minutes and serve hot.

Note: Any dish made using poha should be consumed when hot. 

This recipe being so simple and easy, let me add it to my own event-Cooking Basics! For details, click the logo on the side bar.

Due to time constraints, I have not been regularly commenting on some of your blogs these days. I apologize for the same. I will try to catch up with your recipes whenever I can.

Happy Valentine's Day to all my readers :)


  1. I too am a big fan of dishes out of mom makes it very nice too! :)
    I make also lemon and love this tamarind aval the best,nice click!

  2. Beautiful clicks dear..Aval puliyodharai looks delicious...

  3. Beautiful picture ...... and delicious too !!!!!

  4. Happy Valentine's Day to you too!! Puliyodharai looks mouth watering!

  5. Simple yet delicious dish.

  6. we call it puli aval..yummy breakfast!!

  7. Yummy looking puli aval. Happy V-day.

  8. Congrats on ur own domain!! Ava puliyohora looks very tasty adding tamiarind sounds new to me...Sucha a colorful click...!!

  9. wow..u bought ur own domain!!!
    I love this gojju avalakki...simple n easy one

  10. your own domain, great .. love the pulihora recipe .. new to me

  11. This is my favourite dish and you have made it perfect..a cute click too..

  12. My fav, looks very yummy and tempting!!!

  13. COngrats on the new website Mahi. Poha looks perfect and yummy!

  14. Beautiful pic mahima,looks lovely and quiet an easy one too...

  15. Hey i tried this yest Mahi...came out really well. Kids loved it...easy n quick to prepare too...tnx...keep rocking!!

  16. Congrats on the new website! Poha looks delicous!

  17. Very delicious and I can have these anytime ..

  18. Aval is one of the easiest things to cook and being a fan of pulihora of any kind, I'm sure to like this. Trying it soon.

  19. Simple and delicious.

    Sara's Corner

  20. I make with lemon -kanaddiga way! Tamarind poha sounds good!


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