Puli Aval

Puli aval is cooked quite regularly in a south Indian home and it is served as a breakfast in my home.The tangy taste due to the tamarind and the minimum quantity of oil , makes it a perfect breakfast.You can prepare it within 20 minutes too...Perfect for me:-)


Thick Aval/Poha            1 cup
Tamarind                       1 small marble sized
Water                             1cup
Turmeric powder            1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds                1tsp
Black gram dal                1/2 tsp
Bengal gram dhal             1tsp
Peanuts                           1tbsp
Turmeric powder            1/4 tsp
Asafoetida                      1/4 tsp
Red chillies                     7-8
Curry leaves                   few
Oil                                   2tsp
Salt                                 to taste


Soak tamarind in 1 cup of warm water for 10 minutes. squeeze the extract and keep aside
Wash the aval, squeeze it.
Add the tamarind extract and turmeric powder to a bowl. Mix well. Add the aval to this, mix well and let it soak in it for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add both the dhal's, saute, next goes in redchillies, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Conyinue to saute in low flame for a minute adding peanuts. Next add the curry leaves and soaked aval
Mix everything evenly, sprinkle salt. mix well. Switch off the fire and serve!!

Linking this to Vegan Thursdays by Priya

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