Lemon Avalakki/Lemon Poha

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, April 14, 2016

Poha is my goto breakfast option, anyday. I make it alteast once a week. I love the versatality of this humble rice flakes. It is almost compatible with any flavor. I already have sweet poha, coconut poha, pepper poha, chooda matar, kande poha, tomato poha, Poha moongdal in my kitchen.  For today's alphabet L, in Jpurney through the cuisine,  i simply chose to make my favorite poha with Lemon. A simple to make breakfast recipe, no chopping, no prepping required, just basic ingredients and there you have a scrumptious meal. 
1 cup thick poha/avalakki
juice of  1 lemon
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
2-3 tbsp broken cashews
1/2 tsp freshly pounded coriander seeds
fresh coriander for garnish

2 tsp gingely oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
2 pinches of hing/asafoetida
a strand of curry leaf
3-4 nos red chilies, round variety
1 tsp chana dal
  • Take the poha in a colander and wash under running water for 30 seconds, it will become soft. Let it sit on the counter until use.
  • In a tava, heat oil given tempering, splutter mustard seeds, add hing, curry leaves and red chilies. Once the curry leaves turn crisp, add chana dal, turmeric powder and broken cashew-nuts. 
  • Once the dal turns golden brown, add the fluffy poha and turn off the stove. Add lemon juice to this, mix, finally add salt, fluff it well and serve it hot garnished with fresh coriander leaves. 

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  1. This reminds me that its been so long since I made a poha at home...yellow colour is always so inviting..

  2. This is one of my go-to breakfast dish. Such a quick and easy dish and tastes great too. Love the lemon flavor in here.

  3. Lemon poha is a staple or the lazy days when I do not want to cook much.Looks totally delicious.

  4. Poha is usually a go to recipe for many. Lemon poha looks flavorful

  5. Such an easy and yummy option for lazy days. Love it. The coconut one and the onion versions are common to all south Indian and few other states, I guess. An authentic Karnataka version would be gojjavalakki, where the poha is pounded coarsely like rava, soaked in tamarind juice and jaggery and then prepared. You may already know it.☺

  6. Just want to finish that bowl, prefect to finish my dinner rite now.

  7. super cool. Always tried plain poha but lemon rice and lemon sevai. Never thought with poha.. will definitely try it.

  8. Wow, this looks so tempting. We like booth poha and lemon but never tried it together. Next time I am preparing this for breakfast..

  9. That's a very inviting bowl of poha, looks yummy:)

  10. Such an easy and healthy breakfast option,nice captures Priya..

  11. A very flavorful and lemony bowl of poha

  12. Poha is my go to breakfast recipe on busy mornings. Yours looks amazing!!

  13. Poha is definitely a very staple ingredient to have in the kitchen. Love cooking any dish with it and this lemon poha looks delicious.

  14. Avalakki is a staple breakfast in our place too, even while growing up ! loved the addition of pounded coriander seeds :)

  15. I am no great fan of poha but these look delicious..lemon poha sounds great.

  16. Pradnya made a yummy bowl of poha for breakfast when I was in Mumbai and loved it entirely - this version looks just as delicious

  17. This one is a perfect choice for a lazy morning and my favorite breakfast....yummm

  18. the clicks looks awesome. Poha is very inviting. Would love to much it during evening times


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