Saturday, October 31, 2015


#AvalMixer : #Mixer is a famous savory done in India in many ways and in different combinations. The seasoning of mixer also varies from region to region. Generally omapudi, karabhoondi, maida biscuits are prepared separately and then added together with fried pea nuts, fried gram, curry leaves,fried cashew nuts, etc.,... All these items are mixed together with seasonings like red chilly powder, asafoetida powder, salt & sugar. Some people also use chat masala powder, amchur powder, etc.,.. for seasoning the mixer.
The above things in a mixer can be replaced [ or can be included ] by #avalpori [ puffed beaten rice or puffed rice flakes ], pori [ puffed rice ], fried horse gram, corn flakes etc.,... N number of different combinations of mixer can be prepared with varied tastes & flavour.
Here I prepared a mixer from aval pori and omapodi. Aval pori [ puffed aval or chivda ] can be bought from puffed rice makers.
Now let us see the preparation.

Aval mixer

Ingredients :
2 - 3 cupsPuffed rice flakes [ Aval Pori ]
6 TspOil
1/4 cupGround nut [ peanut ]
1/4 cupFried gram
4Red chilly, break into pieces
1/2 TspMustard seeds
15 - 20Curry leaves
1 TspSalt [ adjust ]
1/4 TspTurmeric powder
1/2 - 3/4 TspAsafoetida [ adjust ]
1/2 TspRed chilly powder [ adjust ]
2 cupOmapodi crushed

Method :
Heat a big kadai with oil on a stove over slow flame.
Add mustard seeds after oil becomes hot and wait till it splutters.
Then add asafoetida powder, broken pieces of red chilly, ground nut and fry until peanut crackles.
Now add fried grams and fry for a minute or until fried gram becomes golden color.
At this point add curry leaves and swiftly stir for few seconds.
Then add salt,turmeric powder and red chilly powder and turn off the stove.
Now add aval pori and stir well so that the fried ingredients completely mix with the aval pori.
Finally add omapodi and adjust salt and red chilly powder.
Mix well.
Tasty spicy avalmixer is ready.
Enjoy with a hot coffee or tea.

Karabhoondi, fried corn flakes can also be added to make aval mixer.

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