Aval Poha

   This is the end product  inspired from Sig's Aval Poha. I am really a fan of Sig and her blog , really gets surprised at the charm and beauty of different dishes and pictures, most of them am not familiar at all.. While going through her dishes / restaurant reviews i dream of a day when i can also do like that or at least taste those dishes, but i don't think i will ever reach there. No, not because of any financial/cultural/geographical difference, just because of something which i couldn't trace out till now.

Recently, i went to a Mall here and as expected my daughter became hungry as soon as we reach the food court. She is always very tired and cannot walk a bit more - only when we reaches the food court, not before or after.. I just looked through various boards-KFC, Burger King, McDonalds etc etc and soon my eye got a catch of a restaurant.I got an advertisement paper of this restaurant which resembled some things in Sig's blog and i was so excited.Ah, now i am going to write the restaurant review of  this with some enchanting pictures of dishes , like Sig and i will defintely send her my blog link too.. With all these calculations in mind, i led or dragged the other two not at all interested figures. Cool, everything set, got the menu card and i stared at the pictures..hmm Buffalo strips, Jalappeno Peppers, cheese bla bla ., am familiar with all these names from various blogs, but am not getting a courage to place any order, i am not sure whether i will eat some, i don't like cheese , buffalo - does it taste like kerala beef? I just looked up to see a chilly red face of B, and to the side to see a horrifying face of kid , She's worried on the glance of a green color, may be Spinach Dip or something like that.. phew, my whole interests dipped, Both of them won't even taste a dish they dislike and i am also not sure , how extend i can taste some dishes which make me feel not properly cooked.I just looked around to find some dish which has a slight similarity with any Indian/kerala recipes, but that too failed. Slowly and very much embarassed , we walked out of the restaurant. Hmm, this is the perfect scenario to remind the proverb ,"Kakka kulichal Kokkavilla".

Anyways Sig has a wide variety of kerala dishes itself ,so let me try to be a master in that section. I had a packet of Aval , which i bought long back and i had a packet of raw peanuts(kappalandi) too. So one evening, when i was craving for some mixture, i tried this recipe.. It was good, and both B and M ate it whole heartedly. Recently i made it again for my parents and they also liked it. So now this entered into my list of good snacks, i guess this is much healthy too. Thanks Sig.

  • Aval
  • Peanut
  • Mustard
  • Chilly powder
Fry aval , sprinking very little hot water.If water is more , we can make aval payasam :). Fry peanut also. Heat a little oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and then put some chilly powder, add the fried peanuts and aval. Serve hot. 
For good recipe, please visit Sig's Aval Poha


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