Aval Mixture is a perfect tea time snack or a munch prepared by deep frying Aval / Flattened rice, peanuts, cashew nuts and finally flavoring them with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Aval Mixture or Poha Mixture or Flattened Rice Mixture is prepared commonly on Krishna Jeyanthi as an offering to Lord Krishna in India especially in Tamil Nadu. My hubby was the one who gave the idea and tips of getting the perfect deep fried Aval. Had a steel colander, but rarely I use it. But today I deep fried aval/flattened rice with the steel colander, which helped me to bring out the perfect, crispy, crunchy and colorful Aval/Flattened rice.
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This is a very simple and can be prepared in minutes. Let me share the recipe…
- Aval / Flattened Rice – 1 ½ cups
- Raw peanuts – ¼ cup
- Cashew nuts – 20 nos
- Curry leaves – a handful
- Chilli powder – ¾ tsp
- Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil for deep frying
Making of Aval Mixture –
- Heat oil in a kadai, add the curry leaves, deep fry them, drain the oil, and remove the curry leaves to a plate.
- Add the raw peanuts, deep fry until them, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
- Add the cashew nuts, deep fry until it turn golden brown, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
- Add the aval/flattened rice in a steel colander, drop them to oil, deep fry until it becomes crispy, drain the oil and remove it to a plate.
- Take a wide mouth bowl, add all the fried ingredients, sprinkle salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder, mix them well with a spoon.
Store it in an air-tight container, once it comes to room temperature and it stays fresh for 4 to 5 days.