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Monday, December 22, 2008

Aloo Poha / Aloo Avalakki


2 medium sized Potatoes / Aloo

2 cups Beaten Rice / Poha / Avalakki

2-3 Green Chillies

4-5 Coriander leaves

3-4 tsp grated Coconut

Pinch of Turmeric powder

1 tsp Lemon Juice

1 tsp Sugar (optional)

1/4 tsp Chilly powder

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1/2 tsp Blackgram seeds

1 tsp Peanuts / Groundnuts

3-4 tsp Oil

2-4 Curry leaves

Salt to taste


Cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker by adding sufficient amount of water(3-4 whistle). Once the pressure goes off, remove the outer skin of potato, smash it and keep it aside.

Chop coriander leaves and chillies into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put beaten rice in a bowl, add same amount of water and mix well. Once beaten rice is almost wet squeze it (to remove excess of water) and keep it aside. Add mustard seeds, blackgram seeds, peanuts and oil in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, chopped green chillies and fry them for about 30-40 seconds. Add smashed potatoes, chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame. Add grated coconut, lemon juice, sugar and mix them well.

Add wet beaten rice and fry them for 2-3 mins in low flame. Add chopped coriander leaves on the top of aloo poha and mix well. Serve hot along with sev /potato chips.

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