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Avalakki Khara pongal | Aval pongal | Easy and healthy Poha ven pongal recipe – Karnataka style avalakki khara pongal recipe with full video and step by step instructions.
Avalakki Khara Pongal is a popular recipe in Karnataka cuisine. I have heard about Aval sakkarai pongal and tasted it in a friend’s house too during Navaratri too. When my friend Meera shared the Ash gourd dosa recipe, she shared this recipe of Avalakki pongal also. I always love her recipes and shared a few of her recipes in Jeyashri’s kitchen. This recipe sounded very interesting and simple too. I tried this a few weeks back at home for a weekend breakfast. Our family loved it and no one could make out that it is made with aval | poha.
Usually, I make Millet ven pongal or the usual raw rice pongal at home during weekends. This one with poha is an interesting variation to the usual one. This is a perfect one for fasting days as no rice is used in this. Also, this is a no onion no garlic recipe too. The addition of coconut and green chili in this Avalakki khara pongal tasted very unique and yum too.
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Avalakki Khara pongal recipe
Avalakki Khara Pongal | Poha Ven Pongal
1 tsp pepper1 green chili1 tsp cumin seeds2 tbsp coconutA small piece gingerFew curry leaves
2. Avalakki khara Pongal can be made using red poha too.
Wash the moong dal and add 1 cup of water to this. Add ¼ tsp of turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida to this.
Pressure cook this for 3-4 whistles and keep aside.
Wash the poha and drain the water. Keep aside.
In a mixie jar add things to grind. Add the pepper, cumin, coconut, ginger and few curry leaves.
Just pulse this twice into a coarse powder. Do not add any water.
In a pan add ghee and oil.Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, asafoetida red chili and cashew nuts.Let the mustard splutter and the dals and nuts turn golden brown.
Add the coarsely ground mixture now.Saute this for 2 minutes.
Add the cooked moong dal to this now.
Add ½ cup water to adjust the consistency.Mix well and let this cook for 2 minutes.
Now add in the washed poha.Mix well.
Add ¼ cup of water to adjust the consistency.Now add the salt.
Mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Drizzle with a tsp of ghee. This is optional only. Mix well.Aval pongal is ready.
Serve this hot with any chutney or gotsu of your choice.