Avalose podi, a traditional Kerala snack which can be eaten either by mixing little sugar and banana, or can be transformed into Avalose unda another famous snack of Kerala or Churuttu a famous delicacy of my home town!!! Avalose podi, an evening snack (nalumani palaharam) back home is very filling…and those days I preferred Meat puffs, Ethakka Vazhattiyathu, Ethakka Appam etc….But now after spending years away from home I do like to have this more often:) …So now when ever I go home my mom's sister makes this for me so that I can either eat it in a podi form or I can easily make Avalose Unda, one of my favorite snacks, without much hassles ;)… So the Avalose podi recipe here is from my Mom's sister…
Grated Coconut- 3 cups
Salt- to taste
- Soak the rice and powder coarsely.
- Rub the coconut and the rice powder together and keep it for about one hour.
- Place a big flat bottomed pan (uruly) on fire, put the cumin seeds, stir till they are fried and add the rice powder mixed with coconut.
- Stir well all the time and when it starts turning the colour, lower the heat.
- Remove when it is fried well (light brown colour).
- Sift the powder through a coarse sieve and pound well the bigger pieces that are left.
- Fry that again and mix with the fried avalose.
- When cool, keep it in a tin tightly closed.
- Avalose podi can be stored for almost a year if it is fried & stored well.