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Avalose Podi

- Submitted by Dahlia on 7th Jan 2011

(Naalumani Palagaram, Varutha Maavu, Traditional tea time snacks)

Avalose Podi


  • Rice Flour - 2 cups
  • Grated Coconut - 1 cup
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek Powder - a pinch
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp


  1. Traditionally avalose podi is made by soaking rice for few hours, drying it and then making a coarse powder with it. To make life easier, we will use store bought rice flour.
  2. Mix the grated coconut, cumin powder, fenugreek powder and salt with the rice flour and let it rest for about 1 hour.
  3. Dry roast the mixture on a medium low flame for about half an hour till  the mixture becomes dry and turns light brown in colour.
  4. You may use the podi in its coarse form or grind it in a mixie to a smooth powder.
  5. Cool completely and store  in air tight containers for upto 6 months.

Serving Suggestion

  1. Serve the avalose podi mixed with sugar as a tea time snack or as a light meal.
  2. Avalose podi is typically served with some sugar and/or banana. This is a very common travel snack. 

Avalose Podi mixed with banana and sugar and made into balls (Avalose Unda)

Avalose Podi

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Comment by grace lin
          I had this with banana a week back at kerala . wanted to have somemore this morning . thanks 4 sharing . cant wait to try this

Reply :- 
          Hi Gracelin, Do make and enjoy. You can make a big batch and store it for many days.
Comment by Merlin Ajith
          Typical KK dist mom used to pack this when i leave for college after holidays...n now my mother in law, when we leave to kwt....
we use dried ginger powder also....Thanks Dahlia, for bringing out our special flavours to the world....
Reply :-

          Thanks Merlin. This was a regular item during my hostel days too. Simple comforting meal.

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