Poha Seasoning / ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

This snacks resembles the memories of my childhood. I was born n brought up in a joint family. So, myself and 2 - 3 of my cousins we of the same age group. Daily, we used to have some snacks after coming back from school in the evening. Poha seasoning was our favorite snacks those days and most of the days, we used to demand for the same :D
Even when I was working, I used to carry this poha seasoning for my lunch box. Although its not a stomach filling snack, I was preparing it for lunch box on some lazy days ;) There, it was a big hit! My colleagues were fond of this poha and they used to finish my lunch box whenever I carry poha! And I was satisfying myself with somebody else's lunch box :)
This poha is a perfect snacks for evening time with a cup of hot tea or coffee. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Thin poha / Paper Avalakki - 2 1/2 bowl
Groundnuts - 3 spoon
Urad dal - 1/2 spoon
Dry red chillies - 2 pieces
Mustard seeds - 1/2 spoon
Coriander seeds - 1 1/4 spoon
Big pinch of turmeric
Green chilli - 1 (adjust according to taste)
Curry leaves 8 - 10
Salt to taste
Sugar - 2 spoons or to taste
Oil - 4 spoons (I prefer using coconut oil)
Grated coconut - 1/2 or 3/4 cup
1 medium size onion
Water - 1/2 cup

Cut the green chilli into medium size pieces; chop the onion finely.
Transfer the poha to a mixing bowl. Add salt and sugar for taste.
Heat oil in a wok. Add groundnuts, red chilli pieces, urad dal, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, turmeric, green chilli pieces and curry leaves. 
Once it starts spluttering, pour the seasoning on the poha. Add 1/4th cup of water to the wok to clean it and sprinkle the same on the poha.
Also add grated coconut and chopped onion to the poha and mix it nicely with your hands. Add little more water, if needed. Don't add too much water, otherwise poha will become mushy mushy.
Check the taste and add salt or sugar, if needed.
Serve this poha seasoning along with some spicy snacks. Some people love to have it with curd also!

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