Sunday, May 15, 2011

Puli Aval/Aval Usili

Puli Aval or Aval usili(it is called) is a Tamarind flavored rice flakes.It is a traditional south Indian snack.Its tangy flavour makes it special and tasty.It is quiet easy to make especially if you have some ready made tamarind paste.
My mother used to make it as a evening snack when we used to come back from school.It will always be followed by some sweet!!!Now coming to the recipe....

You will Need

  • One cup of Aval or Poha
  • Small gooseberry size Tamarind ball
  • A generous pinch of Turmeric powder
  • A Generous pinch of Asafoetida
  • Three tbs of Gingelly Oil
  • One tsp of Mustard Seeds
  • One tsp of Channa dal
  • One tsp Urad dal
  • Six Broken Red Chillies
  • Few Curry leaves.
  • One tbs Peanuts
  • Salt to Taste.

How to

  • Soak Tamarind in hot water and extract water three times when it cools down.
  • Wash the Aval(rice flakes)in water and soak it in Tamarind water for ten minutes.

  •  Heat Gingelly oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds,add channa dal,urad dal,red chilies peanuts and curry leaves.fry until the dal becomes golden brown.

  • Add the soaked poha,turmeric powder and salt.cover and cook for two minutes.  Add asafoetida and mix well.

  •  Heat until all the mosture evaporates.It tastes yummy either hot or cold.

  • Soak the aval for 10 to 15 minutes depending on how soft it is.
  • Use gingelly oil for the perfect taste and flavour.

1 comment:

RENU said...

jaya this combination s nice ....