Mosaru Avalakki

During Nagara Chauthi pooje, as I mentioned in my previous post, we are supposed to fast. Also, we are not allowed to fry anything on this day. So, I needed to prepare something quick and easy and which wouldn’t take more than a few minutes. So, looked in the pantry and found thin poha. I remembered that my Mom used to make Mosaru Avalakki during Shri Krishna Janmasthami , and we loved it all.

So, here comes the recipe for Mosaru Avalakki which can be prepared in minutes when you are fasting. Mosaru is yogurt and Avalakki means Poha.

Mosaru Avalakki

Mosaru Avalakki


  • 2 cups thin Poha – Thelu Avalakki
  • 2 cups yogurt – Mosaru
  • 3 green chillies very finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 10 curry leaves finely chopped
  • For Seasoning – Oil, mustard seeds, jeera, channa dal, urad dal, hing to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash the poha in water briefly in a colander. Don’t soak the poha, since this is the thin variety it will become like a paste
  • In a pan, heat oil. Add all the seasonings and when the dals turn red, add green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Switch off the gas stove. Now, mix the poha. Add coriander leaves, salt.
  • Make sure the pan and also the poha is completely cool, than add the yogurt. If you add the yogurt when the pan is hot, it will split.
  • If the yogurt is sour, you can add milk.

Another look at the creamy, yet spicy Mosaru Avalakki:

Mosaru Avalakki

Mosaru Avalakki

P.S: In many houses, they don’t use channa dal and urad dal while fasting. If so, leave it out of the recipe and it should still taste good.

9 responses to this post.

  1. What do you mean by Poha?


  2. Posted by meeraghu on August 18, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    That sure is a good idea Venkatesh. Never thought about it.


  3. Posted by Venkatesh Rao on August 18, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    On Nagara Chaturthi and Panchami, we did not do any seasonings either. So, Mom always made extra seasoning (oggarane) the previous day.
    I don’t know about others, but this is how it used to be in my house.


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