Kutta Avalakki ( Spicy Ground Beaten Rice Snack )

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Beaten Rice is one of the products of Paddy. It is available in so many varieties like the medium, thick and the nylon. I have already put up a few of the beaten rice items like the Alu Poha, Konkani Poha and Poha upkari before. Today I would like to put up Kutta avalakki – meaning dry spicy ground beaten rice powder. It can be enjoyed with either toppings of chopped onion and coriander leaves or grated coconut or even with curds. This is a North Karnataka dish. I borrowed this recipe from my mom-in-law. Like many spicy foods, it is a monsoon recipe.

What you need to have:

1. Medium beaten rice – 2 cups

2. Grated dry copra – 2 cups

3. dalia dal – 1 cup

4. Jaggery – a handful (chopped)

5. Salt – As per taste

6. Tamarind

7. Coriander seeds – 4 tablespoons

8. Cumin seeds – 3 teaspoons

9. Chilli powder – 1 tablespoon

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Ingredients of Kutt Avalakki (Dry roasted)

What you do with what you have:

1. Place a skillet on medium-low flame and pour beaten rice into it. Just dry roast it for about 5-10 minutes till you get rid of the raw smell and keep it aside in a plate.

2. In the same skillet dry roast dalia dal as well. Make sure that you do not burn it or cause a change of color. Keep aside.

3. Dry roast grated dry copra on a low flame till you get a pleasant aroma and to a light brown colour.

4. Powder both Coriander seeds and cumin seeds (raw) to a medium fine consistency.

5. Dry grind roasted Beaten rice, copra, dalia dal seperately in the mixer to a medium fine consistency along with the powdered coriander and cumin from step-4 and also salt, turmeric powder, tamarind, jaggery and run the mixie once more to get a homogenous mixture. The powdered mixture is as shown in the image below.

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The powdered Mixture

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 2 teaspoons

2. Red chillies – 2

3. Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon

4. Curry leaves – 4-5 strands

3. Peanuts – A handful

4. Dalia dal – A handful

5. Cooking oil – 5-6 teaspoons

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Ingredients of Seasoning

6. Place a skillet on medium flame. When heated dry roast peanuts till you get a pleasant aroma and also make sure you are able to peal it. On cooling peal it and keep it aside.

7. Place the same skillet with 5-6 teaspoons of cooking oil in it. On being heated add mustard seeds to it. When it sputters add broken red chilli pieces, curry leaves and turmeric powder, dalia dal and also roasted peanuts from step 6 to it one after the other.

8. Simmer the flame and add the beaten rice mixture from step 5 to it and keep stirring at regular intervals of a few seconds for about 20 minutes. But make sure that you do not burn it.

Ready to serve Kutt Avalakki is as shown in the image below. On cooling, Store it in air tight containers and will remain afresh for more than 15 days.

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Ready to serve Kutt Avalakki

Or you may enjoy with grated carrot, chopped onion and coriander leaves.

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Kutt Avalakki with toppings

One can also enjoy with fresh grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Picture 108

Kutt Avalakki with toppings

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 4-5


10 thoughts on “Kutta Avalakki ( Spicy Ground Beaten Rice Snack )

    Madhu said:
    December 1, 2009 at 9:51 am

    my fav tiffin item, we call it as gojju avalakki as well. like the variation with carrots and onions.

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 1, 2009 at 11:50 am

      Hi Madhu,

      I will put up my version of Gojju A valakki. This is not that i feel.

    carmen said:
    December 8, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    hi der….this is a novel recipe but why is it powdered finely..wont it taste like chutney powder?it may taste better if its granulated…..as xmas is coming could you please put plum cakes, almond marzipans,and other delicasies which are home made..atleast an eggless cakes as i am allergic to it…thx n merry xmas!!

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 9, 2009 at 7:14 am

      Hi Carmen,

      Actually the consistency of the powder is that of the upma sujee. If eaten with grated carrots, finely chopped onions it tastes gre8. If it is not powdered it will not gain the flavour of the masalas. As per ur request i will put up one or 2 plum cakes and eggless cakes as well for x-mas. Merry x-mas to u as well!!!

    carmen said:
    December 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm


    prathibalrao responded:
    December 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Carmen,

    Thanx a lot 4 ur comments. My intention is to put up authenticated recipes so that it reaches one and all to enjoy good food.

    carmen said:
    December 11, 2009 at 3:55 pm


      prathibalrao responded:
      December 11, 2009 at 6:04 pm

      Hi Carmen,

      Thanx a lor 4 ur complements.

    Anjali said:
    January 26, 2010 at 6:36 am

    What a tasty snack for evenings,tried it the other day.

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

      Hi Anjali, Really u r gre8 man. Hats off to u i say. Very tuff 2 find this typs of girls thses days wih the baby around and preparing these snacks at home , when such super markets are around and etc., etc., Lucky Harsha!!!!!Happy republic day. Rest fine by god’s grace.

      Ur loving uncle and aunty

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