Gojjavalakki / Huli avalakki

GOJJAVALAKKI is a tangy and little sweet dish prepared using powdered thick poha/ beaten rice/ avalakki ( in kannada).The tangy taste of tamarind coupled with the sweet taste of jaggery and spices like rasam powder,roasted til (sesame seeds) and the crunchy peanutsmakes it delicious dish for breakfast or evening snack. Tastes like puliyogare.

1 cup thick poha / gatti avalakki / beaten rice
1.5 tblsp tamarind pulp
1tblsp jaggery
2 tsp rasam pdr
1 tblsp sesame / til 
Pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
3 tblsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 sprig of curry leaves
one red chilli cut into bits
Pinch of hing / asafoetida powder
2 tblsp chana dal
2 tblsp urad dal
2 tblsp peanuts
1/4 cup dry coconut gratings 


  • Grind poha and make powder  without adding water (rava consistency)
  • Put the powdered poha in a bowl add salt,powdered jaggery,rasam powder and turmeric powder to it and mix well
  • Add tamarind pulp and 3/4 cup water to it , mix well and keep covered for 20 mins
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add mustard, once it starts crackling add curry leaves,hing, red chilli bits and fry for a second
  • Now add chana dal, urad dal and peanuts and fry till they turn crisp and brown
  • Finally add the soaked powdered poha and mix well, cook for 5 mins 
  • Serve with tea or coffee.


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