Monday, November 23, 2015

Bajil Oggarane/ Avalakki Oggarane/Seasoned Flattened Rice ( Traditional recipe of Udupi)

This is a real quick breakfast prepared using poha (flattened rice). You will be done with it if you have all the ingredients handy.Thin poha ( flattened rice) will be mixed with fresh grated coconut, lemon juice, salt, sugar and typical south Indian hot seasoning. Serve this fresh and tasty light poha as breakfast along with hot tea/coffee.
  Typically this is served along with rava/semolina upma in coastal Karnataka and the combo is called "sajjige bajil".


 Try this easy recipe and let me know your comments.

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:
2 to 3 cups very thin poha/flattened rice/beaten rice
1 cup fresh grated coconut
salt to taste
1-2 tsp sugar
1 small size lemon 
2-3 tbsp warm water

for seasoning:
2-3 tsp cooking oil (  if you are ok with coconut oil , please use coconut oil)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp channa dal
10-15 curry leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1-2 dry red chilies split into halves
1-2 fresh green chilly , chopped 

How To Prepare?

  • Take a large mixing bowl with poha,grated coconut, salt and sugar.Heat 2-3 tsp of oil in a seasoning pan. Now add in urad dal , channa dal and mustard seeds to it. As soon as mustard seed pops out , add in green chilly , red chilly , turmeric powder  and curry leaves to it. Fry for few secs and switch off the flame.
  • Add this hot seasoning to the poha and mix it well. Now and lemon juice to the poha and mix well again so that all the spices gets combined with poha. In this stage, you can even add 2-3 tsp of warm water and mix well so that poha gets little moist.Close the lid and let it rest for about 5-10 minutes.


                      
  •   After resting serve it along with hot tea /coffee.                                                               

Tips/Alternative:
  • If you like coconut taste, use only two cups of poha for 1 cup of coconut.If you want to reduce the quantity of coconut, you can even add 4 cups of poha for 1 cup of coconut.As we all know adding more coconut enhances the taste.
  • Make sure you use very thin poha for this recipe.

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