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Avalakai upkari
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Avalakki Upkari recipe

Avalakki upkari sweet and spicy snack or breakfast recipe using poha | aval, recipe with step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 3/4 cup Poha | aval
  • 2 tblsp Jaggery
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 +1 Red chilli
  • 1/4 cup Coconut
  • Salt as needed
  • 3 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Urad dal
  • Curry leaves few


  • Grind the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chili into a powder. No need to roast it. Let this be slightly coarse. Alternatively you can use Udupi style rasam powder.
  • In a wide bowl add the ground mixture (if adding rasam powder add as per your spice preference) , jaggery, coconut and salt.
  • In a pan add coconut oil and temper the mustard seeds, urad dal and 1 red chilli.
  • Add this to the bowl. Mix everything well with your hands.
  • Now add the thin poha to this. No need to wash the poha.
  • Mix everything. Serve immediately.


  • Add the jaggery and the spice mixture as per your taste. 
  • Do not forget to temper in coconut oil. That will enhance the taste of the avalaki upkari