Menasina Pudi Avalakki| ಮೆಣಸಿನಪುಡಿ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ| Easy breakfast recipes

ಮೆಣಸಿನಪುಡಿ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ or rasam powder poha- sounds strange right? Well it did to me as well, But to my surprise it tasted heavenly. Menasinapudi avalakki ( in Kannada, rasam powder  is called menasina pudi meaning hot pepper powder) so an avalakki made using rasam powder is called Menasina pudi avalakki ;) 

It is my MIL's signature dish ( it was passed on to her by her mother and gramma). It is one of the best breakfast I've had till date. My hub loves it so much that he can devour on it at any given point. This also makes for a quick and easy breakfast ( consumes as less as 15-20 minutes) and a light dinner. If you don't have homemade rasam powder you could use MTR or any other readymade rasam powder. 

It's a very easy recipe and is best suited for your busy mornings :) 
The quantity that i'm making here serves 3 people.
Here it is :)


Thick poha/ Gatti avalakki 2 cups
Onion, chopped 1
Tomato, Chopped 1
Menasinapudi/ rasam powder 1 ½ heaped teaspoon
Curry leaves 8
Green chilli. finely chopped 4
Salt As needed
Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal/ uddin bele 1 tsp
Channa dal/ kadle bele 1 tsp
Turmeric A pinch
Oil 3 tbsp

1. Wash poha with cold running water twice. Soak the poha for 5 minutes in water and drain it. Keep it aside. 
2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard. Once it starts spluttering add urad dal, channa dal, green chilli, turmeric  and saute for a minute or two. Then add onions and saute until they turn translucent. Now add tomato and fry until they become mushy.

2. Add rasam powder/ menasina pudi and curry leaves and give it a quick stir. Now add the poha and salt. Mix well. Enjoy with curd :)


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