Saturday, March 2, 2013

Puli Aval - Tamarind Poha Recipe | Aval Recipes

Puli Aval Recipe
I have endless love towards all tangy dishes with lemon, tamarind etc.This puli aval upma is quick to fix for snack time / for breakfast.The recipe is quite similar to lemon aval recipe that I posted sometime back.You can see more poha recipes often here in this space :) I have already posted a simple aval upma yrs ago, this is a variation of the usual aval upma.
Puli Aval Recipe

Tamarind Poha - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Thick Poha - 1 cup
Tamarind extract - Add 2 tsp tamarind to 1/4 cup water
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 small sprig
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 1 tbsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Red chillies - 3
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Kasoori Methi - 1/2 tsp crushed
Salt - to taste


  1. Rinse poha well. Extract tamarind pulp and soak poha in it.If it does not immerse fully add little water.
    How to make puli aval - Step1
  2. Heat oil - add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' , add required salt and fry well until dals turn golden brown and peanuts are crisp. Then add the soaked poha and mix well. Cook covered for 3mins ad switch off.
    How to make puli aval - Step2
Serve hot/warm.
Tamarind Poha Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can use any variety of poha but thick variety takes little more time to soak than the thin ones so soak it accordingly.
  • Dont add more water else poha will turn mushy.
  • If you make it thin poha it may not turn out as grains separated as in thick poha.
Puli Aval

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. looks like rice sharmi ! super snack !

  2. Tamarind is my favorite ingredient, thanks for the idea of including it in poha.

  3. My absolutely fav dish.. looks perfect.. :)

  4. Ohh this must be soo tangy.. yumm

  5. Love it anytime.this is my mom's signature dish.

  6. im so tempted to try aval in making upma, this looks very tangy n yummy...

  7. Wish i get the bowl now, love this tangy and droolworthy puli aval.

  8. Simple and delicious breakfast.. Looks very inviting.

  9. this is my fav one, love to have this anytime.

  10. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards, Poha

  11. Sharmi is soaking poha compulsory? Also there r 2 subtitle as 'to temper'.can u edit it?


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