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Puli aval recipe

Tangy tamarind flavoured poha recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Breakfast | Dinner, tiffin,
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: South Indian breakfast recipes
Servings: 2
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup thick poha
  • 5 tbsp thick tamarind extract
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 red chili
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • Salt as needed
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder


  • Wash the poha | aval and drain the water.
  • Make a thick extract from a small goose berry sized tamarind.
  • Add this to the washed poha and mix evenly.
  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal, peanuts and red chilli .
  • When the mustard seeds splutter and the dals turn brown.
  • Add in the turmeric powder , salt and asafoetida.
  • Add the tamrind poha mixture to this and mix gently.
  • If you feel it is dry just sprinkle few drops of water.
  • Garnish with curry leaves
  • Always serve this hot with roasted papad.


1. Use thick poha for making puli aval.
2. Puli aval pairs well with papad or curd.