Huli Avalakki or Poha


Huli in Kannada means sour and Avalakki as you know is Poha or the flatten/beaten rice. Huli Avalakki is Authentic South Indian recipe often prepared during festivals. Even this is prepared as Prasadam in many temples. I recently prepared this for Shivarathri. You can always prepare this dish when you have a small gathering at home. Your guests will love this light snack. I can say this Huli Avalakki is mostly sour to taste, but also as you go on eating you can taste mild spicy and sweetness.

Huli Avalakki Poha
Huli Avalakki Poha

Huli Avalakki or Poha Ingredients :

  • Coconut grated – 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera  – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Red chillies – 5-6
  • Tamarind paste – 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Medium sized Avalakki (Poha) or Flattened Rice – 2 cups
  • Oil – 4 tsp
  • Urad dal / White Lenthils – 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut Oil – 1 tsp (optional)

Preparation Time: 20 mins

How To Make Huli Avalakki or Poha:

  1. Soak the Poha in water for 5-7 min. Check it once that the Poha turned soft. Do not soak Poha more than 7 min. Drain the water from the vessel and keep the Poha aside.
  2. In a mixer jar, add Coconut grated, Cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds and Red chillies grind finely these ingredients without adding water.
  3. Mix Tamrind paste, Turmeric, Jaggery and Salt well with the help of hand. Let the Jaggery dissolve properly in Tamrind paste. Add grinded Coconut and mix well with this preparation. Add Poha to this mixture and mix properly by hand. Now the white Poha turned to Red color.
  4. Heat the Oil in a pan, (One can add coconut oil, it gives good aroma) add Mustard seeds, once it splutters, add urad dal, Curry leaves, cut Red chillies. Once the color of the red chillies changes, add Poha mixture and mix it properly with the above Oggarane.
Huli Avalakki Oggarane
Huli Avalakki Oggarane

We have prepared this Poha on Shivaratri. It turned out good. You can prepare this as your regular Breakfast dish.


  1. i am searching this recipe for a long time.thank you for your recipe.tomorrow i want to try this recipe.i think my hubby will be like the way,i like all your recipes.once again,thank you very much.

  2. I tried this recipe for dinner tonight and it came out awesome. My hubby and I loved it. Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe.

    • Huli Poha or Spicy Poha is one of my favorites. We prepare this during Shivaratri and Krishnashtami. Happy to hear that your family had a good time together during dinner by trying out this recipe. Thanks for writing to me Siri.


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