Avalakki mixture | Crispy flat rice | Poha chivda [Video]

Crispy Avalakki Mixture or Poha Chivda recipe with step by step video instructions. Avalakki or Poha is deep fried until crispy and then mixed with peanuts, curry leaves, roasted gram and spices. This can serve as a light tea time snack or as a topping for other dishes such as chat or bisi bele bhat. It is super easy to make and takes less than 10 minutes to make. Crispy Avalakki Mixture is vegan, gluten-free, and fit a Jain diet.

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I made masala puri for dinner (recipe follows) and had no mixture at home to go with it. So instead of venturing out in the rainy Bangalore night to go buy mixture, I decided to just make something by myself at home. I'd never made it before, but the avalakki mixture seemed to be  very simple to make. So I did give it a try and as I had expected, it is very easy to make. It was perfectly crispy and went along well with the masala puri.

crispy fried avalakki, poha chivda

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Avalakki mixture | Crispy flat rice | Poha chivda

Poha/Flattened rice deep fried and flavoured with spices and peanutsPoha/Flattened rice deep fried and flavoured with spices and peanuts.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:          South Indian
Prep Time:     5 minutes
Cook time:     10 minutes
Yield:              Around 2 cups


1 cup Avalakki / Flatenned Rice / Medium Poha
0.25 cup Peanuts
0.25 cup Roasted gram or Fried gram(futana / puthani)
Oil for frying
8-10 Curry Leaves
1 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt to taste


1. Heat oil in a kadhai for frying.
2. Use a net strainer or a spoon with small slots for easier frying.
3. Add the poha to the net strainer and dip it in the hot oil and stir fry until the poha is fluffed up and crispy.
4. Drain excess oil and remove to a large bowl.
5. Add the peanuts and fried gram to the oil and fry until browned. Preferably fry them separately.
6. Add the curry leaves and fry until crispy.
7. Add the peanuts, fried gram and curry leaves to the crispy poha.
8. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well.
9. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

crispy fried avalakki, poha chivda

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