Friday, November 8, 2013

Avalakki Oggarane | Batata Poha | Avalakki uppittu | Seasoned Rice flakes : Without onion & garlic


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After all the festive cooking, I wanted to make something simple for the next couple of days. Hence, made this avalakki oggarane for brunch. Avalakki oggarane is a very simple, yet filling breakfast item that can be cooked in 20 mins.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Serves: 3-4



Ingredients:
Thick rice flakes | Gatti avalakki | Thick poha: 3 cups
Boiled Potato: 1, medium sized
Diced bell pepper: 1/4th cup (I have used red bell peppers)
Frozen corn: a fistful, refer notes
Green chillies: 3-4 nos, sliced
Curry leaves: 4-6 nos, torn
Oil: 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Urad dal | Skinned black gram dal: 1 tsp
Peanuts: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder: 1/8 tsp
Salt: As needed
Sugar: 2 tsp, optional
Lemon juice: 2 tsp


Method:
Dice the boiled potato & keep aside. Thaw the frozen corn kernels.
Wash the rice flakes thoroughly. Add the washed rice flakes to a colander & let the rice flakes sit in the colander for about 5 mins. The rice flakes will absorb water & become soft.



Meantime, heat oil in a broad kadai/pan. When oil is hot, throw in the mustard & cumin seeds. When seeds turn golden brown, add the urad dal & peanuts. Cook till the peanuts turn golden brown.


Add the sliced green chillies, curry leaves & saute till the curry leaves wilt. Add the diced bell pepper. Cook till the bell peppers are soft & yet firm.

Throw in the corn kernels, diced potato & turmeric. Mix well. Cook for a minute.

Add the soaked rice flakes to the tempering. Throw in the salt, sugar & mix well.

Cook the rice flakes on a medium heat for 2-4 mins.
Add the lemon juice. Mix well & turn off the heat.


Serve the seasoned rice flakes (avalakki oggarane) hot or warm. It tastes great either ways.



Notes:
  • You could replace frozen corn kernels with frozen sweet peas or frozen green peas too. 
  • Fresh corn kernels could be added as well. Make sure to cook the fresh corn kernels before adding it to the tempering. 
  • This is a very basic avalakki oggarane or batata poha recipe. You could add or omit vegetables as per your choice. 
  • One more variation is making the avalakki oggarane with onion. Onion adds the crunch & a different flavor to the poha.