Archive for October 30th, 2012

Updated Chatni Pudi Avalakki – ಚಟ್ನಿ ಪುಡಿ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ

Who doesn’t know chatni pudi avalakki – ಚಟ್ನಿ  ಪುಡಿ  ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ, right? It’s so simple and easy to make; it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. I think this is the most simple and easy to make dish in our Indian cuisine.

When we were kids, my mom used to make this for evening snack. It tastes so yummy. This is a snack you can eat on days you are fasting also. Enjoy 🙂

Chatni Pudi Avalakki

Chatni Pudi Avalakki


  1. 2 cups thin poha
  2. 4 tsp chatni Pudi
  3. 5-6 tsp grated coconut
  4. 1-2 tsp oil or ghee
  5. salt to taste


In a large bowl, mix the Poha with the oil or Ghee , chatni pudi, grated coconut, salt. Garnish with finely chopped corainder leaves.

Serve immediately.

Another look at Chatni pudi Avalakki:

Chatni Pudi Avalakki

Chatni Pudi Avalakki

Instant Rubbida Huli(Sambar)

One of my signature dishes within my family & friends is Rubbida Huli. In Bangalore and here, all my relatives make 2 kinds of huli. One in which the masala is fried and ground or the huli with instant pudi. In my case, I do use the huli pudi, but with a different twist. So, here comes my recipe for the huli.

I use the same recipe for making huli with different kinds of vegetables, aqnd lentils.

Ingredients for the masala:

  1. 3-4 tsp huli pudi
  2. 1 tsp ground cinnamon powder
  3. 1/4 cup grated coconut
  4. 3 tsp tomato paste
  5. 1 tsp tamarind paste

Ingredients for the huli:

  1. 1 cup toor dal
  2. 2 chopped potatoes
  3. 2 chopped carrots
  4. 1/2 lb chopped beans


In your mixer, grind all the ingredients as listed in the masala. Pressure cook toor dal along with all the vegetables. In a big vessel, add 3 tsp oil. Add mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves, and haldi. Next, add the masala and fry for 2 -3 minutes. When the masala for the huli starts boiling, add the cooked toor dal and vegetables. Add salt to taste.

Serve with Rice or chapathi.

You can use beans, carrots and potatoes and follow the recipe for Kootu also which is posted here:

You can find Sambar Powder recipe here:

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