Sunday, August 1, 2021

Aval Kozhukkatta | Poha Kozhukkattai


  • 1 cup powdered flattened rice
  • ½ plain flattened rice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp yellow roasted gram
  • ¼ cup shallots
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida powder
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • Grated coconut
  • Salt as required

Grind the flattened rice coarsely (it should have the consistency of semolina)
Around 3 ½ cups flattened rice is required for preparing 1 cup powder
Heat coconut oil in a thick bottomed vessel
Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and yellow roasted gram
Sauté finely chopped shallots, green chillies and curry leaves
Add grated carrot when the shallots are brown in colour
Add asafetida powder when the water in the carrot reduces and changes colour
Into it add 1 ½ cups water, grated coconut and salt as required
Add the powdered flattened rice when the water boils rapidly
Mix well
Turn off the flame when the mixture thickens up and separate on the sides
Now add ½ cup plain flattened rice
Mix well
Make lemon sized balls from this mixture after it has cooled down
Cook these balls in steam for 15 minutes
Enjoy aval kozhukatta with coconut chutney or tangy tomato chutney.

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