Powdered spiced poha (Kuttavalakki)


Avalakki/poha is supposed to be one of the easiest and cheapest snacks. We have heard in Mahabharat that Sudaama gave avalakki to Srikrishna which he ate with much pleasure. Many people like the dishes prepared with it very much. Many dishes are prepared with it depending upon individual taste.

Kuttavalakki kuttida(powdered or in literal meaning, pounded) avalakki(poha/flattened rice) is a dish prepared with powdered avalakki. This comes under evening snacks. My mother used to prepare this and we children liked it very much. She would make paper cones, put this in and give small paper spoons to eat this. I haven’t seen it prepared at my husband’s family. Some of the reader’s of this blog asked for “forgotten” recipes. So I thought of posting this.


8 cups poha/avalakki of thin thickness
1cup desiccated coconut
1 cup dalia
3 tea spn tamarind
6 tea spn jaggery
2 tea spn coriander powder
2 tea spn cumin powder
2 tbl spns chilli powder
1/2 tea spn turmeric powder
2-3 tea spns(approx) salt

4 tea spn coconut oil
2 tea spns mustard seeds
3 tea spns coconut pieces(cut into thin slices)
4 tea spns groundnuts(peanuts)
4 tea spns dalia
2 springs curry leaves
6-7 red chilli pieces

Heat or warmup the poha on a low flame and powder it using a mixer. Powder dalia separately and then mix it with powdered poha. Powder dessicated coconut with jaggery and tamarind. Mix coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder(do not add water). Add salt to this and then mix it with poha-dalia powder manually or using a mixer.
Take coconut oil in a pan and heat it on a low flame. Do seasoning with mustard seeds, coconut pieces, groundnut, dalia, curry leaves and red chilli pieces. Add the prepared mixture of poha, dalia etc to this and mix all these on a low flame. Take off heat and cool to room temperature. Store it in a air tight container. It remains good for a long time.
While serving, sprinkle some fresh coconut gratings or yogurt over it.

12 thoughts on “Powdered spiced poha (Kuttavalakki)”

  1. this dish is new to me …. sounds like a yummy snack and its great tht it can be stored – loved the write-up of the paper cones and plastic spoon thin 🙂

  2. Varadpachi this is a new snack to me. Haven’t even heard of this one. Shows how much has been missed or forgotten. Will try this in small quantity. Thanks for posting and sharing.

  3. Love your poha masala which you gave me as a gift. Its excellent. I would recommend everyone to try your poha masala.
    For the first few weekends I made poha with that continuously..Now I have started conserving it so that I can enjoy for a little more time 🙂
    Thank You so much

  4. Hi Varada Mami,
    Yes … i totally forgot about this dish. My Maushi used to make this all the time.
    Thanks for posting and reminding.

  5. mrskhubchandani

    hello varada aunty,
    ur recipe i will definetly try ..can u please give me the recipe of “BHADANG POWDER” which can used to make bhadang

  6. i think this similar to gojjavalakki but in that u mix water & keep for 10 min & eat it..one of my favourits…yummy

  7. Thanks Shilpa for reminding me my grand mom’s recipe. I loved the ones she used to prepare. I prepared almost immediately as I saw your recipe 🙂

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