Poha Puliogare | Tamarind Poha | Gojjavalakki | Puli Aval

You must be wondering.. So many names for one dish.. Must be something difficult {atleast if you have not heard of Puliogare before!}.. But No!! This breakfast dish with rice flakes is the easiest of all…. With a combination of sweet-spicy-tangy flavors in every bite, you can call this the tastiest of all too….. Even though our usual with poha is Kanda Poha , this time i found a unique recipe of Poha Puliogare from my dearest friend Asha Radhakrishna Shenoy.. As soon as i saw it, i knew what was going to be my breakfast the next day… No prizes for guessing it right! Poha Puliogare, of course!!

                          My hubby was excited too with the new “invention” {as he calls it!} i was about to make and stood beside me the whole of my cooking time {which btw did not last more than 10 mins!}.. With the seasoning done and having mixed the poha, i invited my personal salt/spice tester {Mr.Hubby! ;)} for the Taste test and kept my fingers crossed hoping he would like it {He is also my best critic for that matter..} and after what seemed like ages, he said “Perfect!”….. Wow!! Wasn’t i happy…. 🙂 One more recipe with poha for me to make and also for the blog {how can i forget! ;)}…

We enjoyed the Poha Puliogare {like every poha/upma!} with bhujiya… Just love the combo!! As he had said, the poha had absorbed perfect flavors of sourness and spice with a hint of sweetness… If you have tasted the Puliogare made from rice, then you can imagine how yummy this must be.. Simply loved it!!

So, do try this for your breakfast or as a quick evening snack and enjoy the flavors… Happy and Healthy Cooking!!  Thank you Ashakka for your tasty recipe of Poha Puliogare…

Health Benefits of Poha/Rice Flakes: Prevents Diabetes, Heart diseases, High cholesterol and helps in losing weight..


2 Cups Poha/Aval/Rice Flakes/Beaten Rice/Flattened Rice {Thick Variety}
1/2 Tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
A pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
A sprig of Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Urad dal /Skinned split black gram
1 tsp Chana dal /Skinned split bengal gram
8 to 10 Groundnuts/Peanuts
2 Green chillies, slit
1 Red Chilli
2 Tbsp Tamarind extract
1 Tbsp Sambar Powder
1 Tbsp grated Jaggery
Salt to taste

1. Wash the rice flakes well and keep aside..
Note: Some quality of rice flakes need to be soaked for 10 mins {or till soft} before use.. If you are using it for the first time, just check if it gets soft while washing.. If so, no need of soaking..
2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.. Add hing, curry leaves, urad dal, chana dal, groundnuts, green and red chillies and keep frying on medium flame till the dals turn light brown..

3. Add tamarind extract, sambar powder and grated jaggery & cook for 2 to 3 mins..

4. Add the washed rice flakes.. Keep mixing continuously till rice flakes are coated with the seasoning evenly.. 

5. Lower the flame to the lowest possible.. Cover and keep for 2 more mins..
6. Remove from flame and serve hot!

Notes {Tips from Ashakka}:
1. You can also prepare the seasoning {ie till step 3 } and store in an air tight container.. Mix poha or rice when required..
2. You can also add onions after step 2 and fry till translucent if you have no plans of storing the seasoning… 

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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