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Friday, March 13, 2015

Avalose Podi & Avalose Unda(Mavu Unda) | Roasted Rice Powder & Rice Balls | Kerala Snacks

Avalose podi(roasted rice powder) is a nostalgic Kerala snack recipe,made with roasted rice powder & grated coconut that can be made and stored for long.This is best served with a sprinkle of sugar.This is a healthy snack as there is no frying(oil free snack).Mom used to make this snack often esp avalose podi.I used to carry to hostel during college days and this used to be our midnight relief sometimes during long study sessions or writing works.Avalose unda,on the other hand is even more healthier with the addition of jaggery.Avalose unda is also called as 'mavu unda' in some places in Kerala.Avalose unda(Rice balls) is a little tougher on hands as they need to be worked quickly else they tend to crumble and not hold shapes.Whenever mom used to make avalose unda,I remember helping her in making balls.And mine used to be oval shaped ones which everyone made fun of the shapes(now I think it's much better).The mixture used to be very hot on touch and we used to start off quickly as it becomes bearable to touch.Both store very well and are healthy snack recipes.If you love this snack,do try and enjoy at home with your dear ones!!

Avalose Podi

 A glimpse of avalose unda :)

Avalose(Mavu) Unda
Ingredients
to make avalose podi

*coarse rice powder (puttu podi) 3 cups
grated coconut 1.5cup
cumin seeds 1.5 tsp
salt 1/2 tsp or as per taste
sugar as per taste

to make avalose unda
jaggery  2 large cubes(200 gm)
water 1 cup
cardamom powder 1tsp
dry ginger powder(chukku podi) a pinch

rice flour a cup (for dusting)



Method
TO MAKE AVALOSE PODI
  • I have already made a post on homemade rice  flour(puttu podi & idiyappam podi).Make puttu podi as shown in this recipe link(don't roast the flour,just grind and sieve)
  • Mix the ground rice powder,grated coconut,cumin seeds and salt.Keep it covered for an hour so that the moisture in the flour and grated coconut blends the mixture well.

  • Transfer this mixture in a kadai/wok and dry roast on low medium flame with continous stirring(otherwise the flour may burn).It may take around 25-30 mins to get the light brown color and the rice flour and grated coconut gets nicely roasted.Switch off flame and let it cool.
  • Serve by sprinkling sugar as per taste or store in air tight containers just like that till use.

TO MAKE AVALOSE UNDA
  • Follow the procedure of making avalose podi just like above except mixing sugar.
  • Then,let it cool and pulse in a mixer for 3- 4 times until looks combined(the long strands of coconut gets coarsely ground.If you are using freshly grated coconut then,grate it very small.I have used frozen grated coconut).Add the cardamom powder and dry ginger powder(chukku podi),mix well.
  • In a sauce pan,melt the jaggery with water.Strain the impurities once melted and return the mixture to the pan.Boil the mixture until it reaches one string consistency.Remove from heat immediately and pour over the avalose podi.Mix until combined.

  • Start making unda(balls) when the heat is bearable in hands.Hold the mixture tight in your palms and make balls.Be quick to make balls as they may not hold shape once the mixture turns cold.
  • Place the made balls in  rice flour and roll them gently.Shake off excess and place on plates.
  • Let it cool and then serve.Enjoy with a cup of tea or store in air tight containers.
Serves ~ 18-20 avalose unda 


NOTES
*I used 1 1/2cup raw rice/long grain rice(pachari) which yielded 3 cups ground puttu podi.
* Don't add sugar and store avalose podi,add sugar whenever you serve. 
* Store brought puttu podi may not work good for this snack as the flour is roasted.Homemade unroasted puttu podi has moisture in the flour which binds well with grated coconut.
* You can add sliced banana when serving avalose podi,tastes great.
*If the mixture cools down when making avalose unda(if not holding shapes),then reheat the mixture on low flame and then start making balls again.
* You may find an extra coating of powder on the avalose unda,Try rolling immediately and shake off the excess flour.

For all Kerala snack recipes from this space,refer this link.


A last one to enjoy with a cup of tea /coffee,till we meet next.Happy weekend !! :)


15 comments:

remya sean said... Best Blogger Tips

wow appreciating your hard work!!!!!!It is really yummy!!!!!

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very tempting, love your traditional recipes

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Avalose unda adipoli Julie

Suchi Sm said... Best Blogger Tips

Kids love this balls.. looks tempting..

Mira said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! nice recipe Julie. I remember my friend's mom used to serve this when I go their place. I just enjoy that flavour.....

Remya Elizabeth Anish said... Best Blogger Tips

Hats off for ur patience and lovely avalose undas..... and beautiful clicks too.... enikkum koodi parcel cheyyamo... ? :)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried this before. Look so yum...

beena stephen said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW SUPER YUMMY

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious. Do you make the coarse powder at home. Previously one could with the chakki at home. Wonder if it is available readily in a store.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love avalose podi... we call it pooram varuthathu in our side... :) I always carry a pack as they are awesome to have with some banana, just like puttu style... :) Appreciate your hard work, thanks for sharing... I thought that instead of cumin, we use the black jeera?

Farin Ahmed said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!! Looks so perfect and tempting dear... My granny makes a similar kind of this but never adds cumin to it dear

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@radha yes,dear..I make the puttu podi at home as this recipe requires rice flour with moisture and not roasted rice flour :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rafeeda AR That's a new name to this recipe dear,haven't heard before :)

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

this brings back so many memories.. lovely post..

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

these look so yumm.. beautiful clicks too..