Aval Puliodhari

For this weeks blog hop i was partnered with  Gayathri of http://gayathriscookspot.blogspot.com  and loved going through her recipes . Bookmarked a lot of them and decided to try   AVAL PULIODHARAI today.This  recipe  is very quick to prepare with store brought tamarind pulp.

Thick Poha/Aval - 1 cups
Tamarind - small lime sized ball
Tamarind Paste(store brought) - 11/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Sambar Powder - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves -1 sprig
Cashew - a few
Channa Dal - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tbsp ,grated
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

  1. Wash and soak the tamarind in water for an hour.
  2. Extract juice from tamarind using the 1/2 cup water.
  3. Wash aval well and soak for 5 minutes , drain and keep aside.
  4. Heat ghee and add asafoetida, chana dal.
  5. Fry till dal is just turning golden.
  6. Add urad dhal ,cashews and then mustard.
  7. As mustards starts popping,add curry leaves and asafoetida.
  8. Add the turmeric , sambar powder and pour the tamarind pulp.
  9. Cook till oil starts to separate and add jaggery and salt.
  10. Add the prepared rice flakes and give it a nice stir.
  11. Mix well and serve hot or at room temperature.
Sending it to bloghop Blog-Hop-Wednesdays" at tickling palates.

Also sending it to Fast Food not Fat Food @ sizzling taste buds


  1. Simple yet delicious puliyodharai,looks yummy.

  2. Nice idea to use aval in a different way....

    Event: Dish name starts with M

  3. Looks so nice n luv the outlook, sounds yum...

  4. perfectly made poha..I never tried tamarind in poha.looks delicious!

  5. Looks incredible and super tempting..

  6. Super delicious puliodharai,am loving it.

  7. Looks very delicious...I love the addition of tamarind to poha

  8. poha with tamarind sounds really good...

  9. Looks so appetizing. Usually poha gets mushy when mixed with ingredients. You have kept it intact.

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    - Meg's Delicious Adventures

  11. Interesting and new recipe for me. Looks really great.

  12. looking good..even I prepare this some times just for change.....yummy recipe..