This is a tasty khara recipe which can be made as evening snack and during picnics. It also compliments the traditional sundal that is made during navaratri festival season. The snack made using Aval (Tamil word for flattened rice) is called Avalaki Gothsu in Karnataka.
Aval (avalaki/Poha) – 1 cup
Tamarind – small lemon size
Jaggery – 1 tbsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – to taste
Mustard – 1 tsp
Red Chilli – 1 no.
Urad dhal – 1 tsp
Channa dhal – 1 tsp
Hing – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 8-10 nos.
Grated coconut – 1 tbsp.
Gingelly oil – 3-4 tsp
For Dry Roast powder
Methi – 1/2 cup
Dhaniya( Coriander seeds) – 1 tsp
Urad dhal – 1 ½ tsp
Channa dhal – 1 ½ tsp
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Makes : around 2 cups
In this article both the step by step text procedures with photo images as well video procedures are explained for the reader convenience.
Take 1 cup of Aval in a strainer and wash.
Spread the wet Aval on a muslin cloth and allow it to dry under a fan for about 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, the aval is dry but soft. Transfer to a pan and roast till the color changes to light brown. Then grind coarsely.
Place a pan on the stove in low flame. Add Methi 1/2 tsp and roast. Add other ingredients such as coriander seeds(dhaniya), Urad dhal 1 1/2 tsp, Channa dhal 1 1/2 tsp. Roast the mixture and grind.
Take lemon sized tamarind and soak it in 1 1/2 cups of water for 15 minutes and extract the juice . Discard the tamarind pulp after extraction. Pour the extracted tamarind water to a vessel.
Boil Tamarind water. Add jaggery 1 tbsp, chilli powder 1 tsp, Tamarind 1/4 tsp and salt to taste. Boil till the water quantity becomes half.
Heat 3 tbsp gingelly oil in low flame , add 1 tsp mustard, red chilli 1 no.,urad dhal 1 tsp,
Add channa dhal 1 tsp,ground nuts 1 tbsp, hing powder 1/2 tsp, curry leaves 8-10 nos. Roast the mixture.
Add ground Aval powder, ground dry roasted powder and boiled tamarind water
Switch off the stove. Mix well
Add grated coconut 1tbsp and mix well. Aval khara puttu ( Avalaki gothsu) is ready
The preparation procedure is explained in the following video.