Huli Avalakki(1)

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‘Huli’ is the kannada word for the sour. ‘Avalakki’ is the kannada word for beaten rice or poha. This is a recipe for Huli Avalakki using Lemon juice. Generally ‘Huli avalakki is made with tamarind, the recipe for which I will post at a later time. There are 3- 4 types of Avalakki available in grocery stores, depending on the thickness. For this recipe, the Avalakki has to be the thickest type, since it needs to be powdered in a grinder to give it a rava like consistency.

Ingredients-

1. Thick Avalakki- 2 Cups

2. Fresh Coriander- a small bunch( some finely chopped for garnish)

3. Green Chilies- 5 to 6

4. Fresh Coconut- 2 Tbspns

5. Peanuts- a fist full

6. Mustard seeds- 1/2 Tspn

7. Channa Daal- 1 Tspn

8. Urad Daal- 1 Tspn

9. Asafetida- a pinch

10. Curry Leaves-1 Sprig

11. Salt- To taste

12. Sugar- 1 Tspn

13. Lemon juice- From 1 lemon

14. Oil- 2 Tbspns

Method

Take small amounts of the avalakki in a dry grinder and run the grinder once or twice, to make a coarse powder. Wash the powder once or twice, and keep it aside for a few minutes. The grains absorb water. Grind the coconut, coriander leaves and green chilies to a paste using a blender.

In a kadai, heat the oil, fry the peanuts and keep aside. add the mustard seeds, when they stop popping, add the channa dal, urad dal and asafetida. Add the curry leaves, and the coconut- coriander paste. Add the salt and the sugar. Add the avalakki and mix well with the paste. Toss in the peanuts. Turn off the heat, and add the lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with finely chopped coriander.

Tastes great on its own or with fried sandige and happala:-)

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One thought on “Huli Avalakki(1)

  1. Roopa, I just returned from office & made this avalakki. It was easy to make & tastes so good..Thanks for the recipe

    Regards,
    Chaya

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