Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mosaru Avalakki (Beaten rice in yogurt)

This came as a total surprise.I did neither register for a poll nor vote for winning this Tote Bag. I was randomly chosen from the list of registered blogs at Foodie blogroll. This is the first gift Savi-Ruchi has received so far. I’m really happy & thankful to them.

(My son exhibiting Foodie blogroll's tote bag)

Thanks Asha for the wonderful TOFA (Token OF Appreciation). I have already written about myself here.

When I published this recipe using beaten rice, few friends of mine requested me to post mosaru avalakki(Beaten Rice in Yogurt) too. So, this recipe is for them & for all others who are interested. This dish is a “must to-do” on Krishna Janmastami as it is Lord Krishna’s favorite food.

Language Translations for beaten rice:
Kannada: Avalakki
Tulu: Bajeel/Bajil
Hindi: Poha
Tamil/Malayalam: Aval
Konkani: Phovu
Marathi: Pohe
Telugu: Atukulu
For other languages: refer here

Beaten rice (Thicker version): 2 cups
Yogurt/Curd: 1 cup
Salt: According to taste
For tempering:
Oil: 1.5 tsp
Mustard Seeds: ½ tsp
Urad dal: 1 tsp (optional)
Green chilli : 1 (chopped)
Curry leaves: 4-5
For garnishing:
Grated coconut: 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves/cilantro: 1 tsp (finely chopped)


  • Wash the beaten rice in water 2-3 times. Soak the beaten rice in water for 5-8minutes.
    Drain the water. Add yogurt to the beaten rice & let it soak for another 10-15minutes. By now, beaten rice will become soft & spongy (firm yet).

  • Prepare the tempering, heat oil in a small wok. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add urad dal & sauté till the dal turns golden.Add curry leaves, green chillies & sauté for another 10secs. Turn off the heat & pour this tempering to the beaten rice-yogurt mixture.

  • Add salt, coconut, coriander leaves & mix well. Chill if needed.

  • Serve it with pickle or papad.

(In the above picture, top most: Avalakki bhath(Beaten rice bhath), right most: Halasina Happala (Raw jackfruit papad/fritters), Down: Mosaru avalakki)


  • To make it more healthy, add some grated carrots, cucumbers or pomegranate seeds.

  • Some people also add, fried onions to this. However I refrain from adding them as I prepare this mostly on Ekadashi (11th lunar day of Krishna & Shukla Paksha of every month in the Hindu Calender)


  1. looks deliicous..am going to try this for breakfast tommorow..

  2. Congrats! That is one huge bag, great for hauling groceries. Good for you.

    Mosaravalakki looks yummy.

  3. Congraz sush for winning it...and avalakki looks good, just like curd rice isnt it...i havent used that this way,surely must be good as well

  4. Nice shopping bag!

    never tried aval with curd,will try soon :)

  5. Yummy mosaru avalakki....halasina appala....I love it..looks yummy

  6. Amiable post and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you on your information.

  7. WOW!!!! I am so happy for you..... I love that bag too... I had left a comment for it when I commented for Sanjeevji's book.... I won that instead..... But that looks good for those 'bhaari bharkam' shopping's....
    KUDOS TO YOU!!!! All The Way.....

    Loved to KNOW YOU, literally.... & that questionnaire was a lengthy one, but interesting... few are past... Of course.... but still enjoyed reading & imagining them for that day u posted it....

    I can now see & understand your love for yogurt.... All said & done... This prep is so divine.... I wanna thrust a spoon into the bowl for a taste of its divinity...
    I am saving it for my future encounters...... I would surely prepare & let u know too....

    And that halasina happala, is getting me nuts.... I wanna go to Mangalore right away to fetch some for myself..... I miss those days I hogged on them....

    YOUR PICS are so enticing..... I loved every bit of this post.... I'm thinking what else could I do to have this post close to me.... not just comp... but literally close.... I just fell in love with this post.... like crazy.... U would not believe me, I know, but every letter I punched is true....


  8. Congrats on your first gift... Beaten rice in yogurt is a comfort food simple and easy to make!!! Nice pics!!!

  9. That is one delicious bowl of comfort food. Looks fantastic.

  10. hey nice bag and recipe too congrats!

  11. Congrats for winning the foodie blogroll bag...prefect for shopping...never tried any dishes with aval and curd, looks tempting..

  12. Congratulations! Nice and big tote bag kanri chance nimdu :). We love mosaruavalakki too, it looks so very tempting.

  13. Congrats...thats a great big bag.Avalakki looks great too:)

  14. Congrats....on the win....beaten rice and yogurt combo is new to me...looks yum....

  15. Love mosaravalakki...goes great with gojjavalakki...

  16. I have not tried this with beaten rice.Looks delicious.

  17. mosaravalakki is good , avalakki-mosru is also good, good looking with little garnish !

  18. Love Masoru avalakki, congrats sumi, The bag looks lovely...

  19. Love curd rice..delicious click!

  20. Masoru avalakki looks delicious! The tote bag looks large and spacious, great for shopping ! Congrats on winning it..

  21. Thanks for accepting my request. Will try the dish & let you know the result.



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