Friday, August 5, 2016

Sesame Gojju Avalakki

Avalakki/Poha/Aval/ is one of the easy dish that one can do within in a short time.You can prepare many many dishes using avalakki. This time I have prepared Sesame (Ellu/Till) gojju Avalakki.
I have used thick variety of avalakki, added some spice, Sesame seeds gojju, jaggery and little ghee.

Lets see some benefits of eating sesame seeds in our diet.
Sesame seeds/Gingly seeds are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins. They are rich in copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. They are rich in dietary fiber. They help to prevent high blood pressure. They help to build strong bones, increase heart health, help to cure sleep disorders and improve digestion. It also helps to reduce inflammation,
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients : 

Thick variety of Avalakki/Aval/Poha/ Beaten or flattened rice : 2 Cups.
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Sesame Gojju : 1 Tablespoon
Rasam Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Coconut : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Teaspoon
Ground Nuts : 2 To 3 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8 or more
Ingh : a little
Salt : As required

Method : 

1. Wash avalakki remove all the water and keep it aside. Add a spoon of Sesame gojju.
2. Add rasam powder, turmeric powder, jaggery, salt and mix it well.
3. Keep this avalakki for 5 to 10 minutes.

4. Wash curry leaves and keep it aside. Grate coconut.
5. Keep a pan on the fire. Add oil and heat. Put mustard seeds, urid dal and let the mustard splutter.
6. Add groundnuts and fry till they turn golden brown. Add curry leaves and ingh.
7. Now add mixed avalakki and mix it well. Add 1/4 cup of water. Let it cook on low flame.

8. Mix it slowly and let all the moisture disappear. Add a spoon of ghee on the top.
9. Add grated coconut and mix it nicely. Shift the ready avalakki to a serving dish.

10. Serve with a cup of curd.

Note :

You can use any puliyogre gojju instead of sesame gojju.  Use of any brand rasam powder is optional. Adding more/less spice is optional. Adding ghee is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 

Recipe for Sesame gojju : 

Things Needed :
Sesame seeds : 3 to 4 Tablespoons, 4 to 5 pepper pods, 1 Tablespoon of jaggery, 1 tablespoon of ground nuts and little salt.

Method :
Dry roast sesame seeds (black/white), peper, till it pops up. Remove from the fire and let it cool. Dry roast groundnuts slightly. Dry grind sesame seeds and pepper pods till powder. Remove from the mixi jar.
Soak a lemon size of tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp.
Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add tamarind pulp, salt and jaggery. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Add a pinch of turmeric powder, dry ground sesame powder and mix it well. Add roasted ground nuts. Let every thing mixes well and get thicken. Put off the fire and leave it for cooling. Sesame gojju is ready to use.
Do not keep this gojju for a long time. ( Maximum 1 Week).


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    1. Try it Amrita Roy..You will be surely like it...Thank You ...