Avalakki is a simple breakfast made from aval/poha. It’s popular in Karnataka.


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Aval/Poha – 1 cup

Onions – 2 medium sized, sliced lengthwise

Green chilly – 1or 2, sliced

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Broken urad dal – 1 tsp

Channa dal/kadala paruppu – 1 TBsp

Tumeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Oil – 2 TBsp

Salt to taste


  1. Wash the Poha/aval well in running water, till the water is clear. 3-4 times should do. Drain the water by placing the Poha/aval in a strainer.
  2. Heat oil in a wok.
  3. Add mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
  4. Add the urad dal and channa dal.
  5. When the dal turns brown, throw in the onions, green chilly and curry leaves.
  6. Saute till onions are done.
  7. Add tumeric powder and salt.
  8. Squeeze in the lime juice.
  9. Add the Poha/aval and stir gently for few mins. Approximately 2-3 mins.

Your healthy and easy breakfast is ready.

Serve hot with Pickle or ketchup or chutney.

Enjoy 🙂