March 25, 2016

QuickNHealthy Avalose Podi

Avalose podi is a snack which is made with coconut and roasted rice flour, and a hint of ginger and cumin. It is served as-is with a sprinkle of sugar, or with mashed bananas and warm milk, or as a combination of all of these.  It is a staple snack from Kerala, which many of us malayalees might remember fondly as an after-school snack.

Like many other regional delicacies, I have never tried making the original version :), I have only tasted versions made by different people I know.  This one here is a quicknhealthy version, and that is not surprising right:-). In this version, I am using flattened rice (aka poha) instead of rice, and I am using dates instead of sugar. As always I try to use as much of organic ingredients as possible. Here is a vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free snack.


  • Powder flattened rice using a dry blender.
  • Dry roast in a heavy bottom pan on medium heat for about 15 minutes, or till slightly turning brown and nice aroma starts coming. 
  • Dry roast the coconut till golden brown. 
  • If using fresh ginger, dry roast till excess moisture is absorbed.
  • Let everything cool and powder in batches to get a coarse powder. 
  • Store in airtight container. 
Serving Suggestions:
  • Just like that, enjoy spoonfuls :-)
  • Serve with sliced banana and/or warm milk as a filling snack or as a breakfast. 

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