How to make Avalose Podi?


How to make Avalose Podi

Avalose podi is a popular teatime recipe from Kerala. Rice flour and grated coconut are the main ingredients used for making this dish.

Avalose podi is a powdered recipe which can be served with sugar or ripe bananas. Apart from other teatime recipes, avalos podi can be stored for long periods in an airtight container. Roasted raw rice flour, grated coconut and cumin seeds are the ingredients used for making this dish. The presence of jeera provides a unique taste. Back when the bakery recipes were not popular, avalose podi was commonly used as an evening snack in Kerala. Let’s try to make this delicious recipe at home. Have a look at the ingredients required and the method of preparation of avalose podi.

Ingredients required for the preparation of avalose podi
  • 1/2 kilogram of raw rice
  • 1 whole coconut (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds or jeera
  • 1 teaspoon of black sesame seeds
  • A pinch of dry ginger powder – optional
  • Salt as per the taste

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Method of preparation of Avalose podi
  • Wash the raw rice thoroughly and soak it in water for about 4-5 hours.
  • Drain the water and once the rice is dried, grind it into a flour.
  • Transfer the rice flour into a wide mouthed bowl.
  • Add the grated coconut, dry ginger powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds and salt.
  • Mix it well and keep it aside for 1 hour.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan or Kadai. Add the rest of cumin seeds and black sesame seeds for roasting.
  • Add the prepared mixture of rice flour, dry ginger powder, cumin seeds and salt.
  • Keep the flame in a low-medium level and roast the mixture to a light brown colour.
  • One the mixture attains a light brown colour, take it out from the flame and transfer it to a bowl.
  • Sift the mixture through a fine sieve and grind out the bigger pieces. Fry out the fine powder.
  • Add the powdered mixture to the avalose podi.
  • Once it cools, serve it with sugar and ripe banana. Store the rest in an airtight container for further use.