Saturday, August 27, 2005

A snack- Huli Avalakki(Sour puffed rice)

Huli Avalakki. - (Spicy and sour puffed rice)
Today I made Huli avalakki ( sour puffed rice preparation) . It is an item which is a favourite with everybody. The other day my neighbour first asked the receiepe and then requested me go to her house to show her how to cook it. They were expecting some guests(her cousins from US) and she wanted to make that to take that to KRS as a snack for their picnic.
So here it is :Huli avalakki ( sour puffed rice preparation)Ingredients:
Puffed rice (finely ground to powder) -1cup
tamarind (squeezed into pulp)
Salt to tasteOil - 3tbsp
Jaggery - Grated -2 tbsp
Water – 1 cup
Curry powder – 1tea spoon.
Method : - Mix together tamarind pulp, salt, curry powder, jaggery in ½ cup water. Add puffed rice powder to it. Mix well. Add a little more water if necessary. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.In a pan heat oil. Add mustard seed, cumin seeds, asafetida (hing), turmeric powder, curry leaves, ground nut, chana dal (split gram), urad dal (split black gram). Fry a little. Do not let the dal turn black.Add the puffed rice mixture. Mix well. Cover and cook on slow flame for 5 minutes. Add grated coconut, chopped coriander. Mix well. Serve decorated with grated coconut and coriander.

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