Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sasive Awalakki ( Spicy Beaten Rice)

Awalakki or Flattened rice or Beaten rice is known by different names in different parts of India. It is known as Awalakki in Kannada, Atukulu -Telugu, Aval -Tamil and Malayalam, Chira in Begali and some parts of Bihar and Jharkhand. It us known as Poha or Pauwa in Hindi. Pohe in Marathi. It is known as Phovu in Konkani and Pauaa or Paunya in Gujarati.

Awalakki is Beaten Rice and Sasive is Mustard seeds in Kannada. Sasive Awalakki is normally prepared for breakfast, as evening snack and even for dinner some time. It is also prepared during special days and Ekadashi (one of the fasting day). Sasive Awalakki does not contain onions or garlic in it. It is one of the traditional dish of South Canara. (Dakshina Kannada).

We can prepare different types of Awalakki. Here is a recipe of Awalakki, using mustard seeds, jeera, sesame seeds, jaggery and chilly powder.
As I said it is easy to prepare and will be liked by the whole family and all age group.

Things needed : 

Awalakki ( Flattened or Beaten Rice)  : 2 Cups ( Thick variety )
Mustard Seeds : 2 Tea spoons
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Chilly Powder : 2 Tea spoons
Tamarind Pulp : 2 Table spoons
Jaggery : 2 to 3 Table spoons
Sesame Seeds : 2 Table spoons
Urid Dal : 1 Tea spoon
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Coconut : 1 Cup (Half of one coconut)
Salt : required
Water : Required
Turmeric Powder : a pinch
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Table spoons.

Method :

1. Wash Awalakki and put it in a big bowl.

2. Wash and soak a small lemon size (1/2 of lemon size will do) tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp.

3. Add tamarind pulp and a glass of water to Awalakki. Add required salt, jaggery and turmeric powder. Mix it nicely.

4. Roast  sesame seeds and leave it for cooling.

 5. Grate coconut and dry grind with red chilly powder, 1 Tea spoon of jeera and 1 Tea spoon of mustard seeds and roasted sesame seeds.

6. Now add dry ground coconut mixture to tamarind soaked Awalakki.

7. Mix Awalakki nicely with all the added ingredients.

8. Keep a big pan on the fire. Add oil and heat. Add mustard seeds and urid dal.

9. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves.

10. Add soaked Mixture of Awalakki and mix it slowly. Add water if you feel the mixture is dry.
11. Cook on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir slowly in between. Add 1 Table spoon of ghee or  oil and mix it again.

12. Put off the gas and add coriander leaves. Shift the ready Sasive Awalakki to a serving dish.

13.Sasive Awalakki is ready to serve.

 14. Serve with a cup of curd and a banana.

 Should use the thick variety of Awalakki to get the good result. You can use more or less oil. Using ghee is an optional. Using more or less jaggery is also optional. You can use groundnuts. Fry groundnuts along with mustard and urid dal. You can also fry the coconut mustard mixture and then mix it. You can use lemon juice (lemon extract ) instead of Tamarind.
Time : 30 Minutes
Servings : 3 to 4


  1. Wow, this is very new and looks so delicious! Cant wait to try it!

    1. Thank you Poornima hegde...for the lovely complements ...

  2. Thanks Jayanthi Sindhiya...happy to see you here..