Avalakki Pulioggare

Avalakki Pulioggare is a dish typically served on the occasion of Shiv ratri . The festival is indeed one of the few Hindu festivals involving fasting instead of feasting. This dish is the one that is served in temples as prasada and also consumed to break the fast.

We will need,

Beated rice (avalakki, poha)
Peanuts 2 tablespoon
Channa dal 1 tablespoon
Urad Dal 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Peanut Oil
Dry red chillies
MTR puliggare spice powder
Jaggery 1 small piece
Tamarind paste 1/4 tbsp


  • Wash the beaten rice and drain well. Sprinkle some water and keep it aside to swell.
  • Mix the Pulioggare powder and tamarind paste in some warm water. Set it aside.
  •  Heat oil in a skillet. Drop mustard seeds, hing, channa dal, urad dal, red chillies and peanuts. Keep stirring.  Add the pulioggare mixture. 
  • Drop the jaggery and salt and keep stirring till oil floats on top and the tamarind is completely cooked. Reduce the heat and mix in the softened beated rice gently and throughly. Serve with Yogurt on the side.

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