Kallepuri Avalakki / Puffed Rice Poha

This is something you can eat as breakfast or as a snack in the evening. Usually in Bangalore, most of them make this as a snack without the veggies. I just added the veggies and made it as a breakfast.
Ingredients: Puffed rice - 6 cups Onion - 1 Potato - 1 small Chillies - 5 Curry Leaves Coriander Leaves - 2 Tb spoon Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp Ground nuts - 2 Tb spoon Channa Dhal - 1/2 tsp Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp Peas - 2 Tb spoon Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp Salt Oil - 2 Tb spoon
  • Soak the puffed rice in water for 1 minute.
  • Press the puffed rice and remove all the water and keep it aside.
  • In a pan, add oil and then mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard splutters, add ground nuts, channa dhal and Urad dhal.
  • After it is golden brown, add onions, chillies and curry leaves. Fry till the onion is golden brown.
  • Then add the veggies, add salt and turmeric powder and fry till they are soft.
  • Then add the puffed rice and mix well . Sprinkle coriander leaves on top.
  • Serve hot with some lemon juice on top.

Avocado Akki Rotti / Rice Flour Roti

This is one of the favourite breakfast for Bangaloreans. Surprisingly this is not the common menu item in most of the restaurants I have a favourite place in Bangalore called "AraliMane" in Malleshwaram. They make very nice big rotti along with different chutneys.
You can prepare this rotti by adding any vegetables or greens or just plain. This is the season for Avarekayi in Bangalore. Averekalu rotti is famous during this season.
As I had an avocado, thought of adding and trying it out. I did not find any difference in taste. But the rotti was very buttery and soft. So enjoy....
ಅಕ್ಕಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು / Rice flour - 2 cups ಅವಕಾದೋ / Avocado -1 ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ / Onion - 1 ಶುಂಠಿ / Ginger - 1 tsp ಜೀರಿಗೆ / Jeera - 1 tsp ಹಸಿಮೆಣಸಿನಕಾಯಿ / Chillies - 5 ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ ಹೂವ್ವ್ / Spring Onion - 1 Packet ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು/ Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup ಕರಿಬೇವಿನ ಸೊಪ್ಪು / Curry Leaves ಉಪ್ಪು / Salt Method:
  • Mix all the above ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Add little warm water to the mixture and mix until the consistency of a dough.
  • On a plastic paper apply little oil, then take a ball size of the dough, spread it evenly with hand till it is thin and the size of a chapati.
  • Keep dipping your hands in water while spreading to avoid any sticking.
  • Fry on a hot tava on both side until brown.

  • Serve hot with ghee or coconut chutney or any gravy of your choice or you can serve it by itself.

Bendekayi Fry / Okra Fry

Today is one of those days, when I am feeling very lazy to spend too much time in kitchen making tedious curries or side dishes. Seeing the okra, I wanted to make something very simple without any masala, just wanted to put the ready powders which are available.

So, I came up with this and tried it out.. It really gave the crunch and also the spice for this cold weather. You can just eat it as a snack or as a side dish..


ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿ /Bindi / Okra - 1 Lb(25- 30 Pieces)

ಕಾರದ ಪುಡಿ / Chili Powder - 1 Tb spoon

ಧನಿಯ ಪುಡಿ / Coriander Powder - 1.5 tsp

ಜೀರಿಗೆ ಪುಡಿ /Jeera Powder - 1 tsp

ಅರಿಶಿನ ಪುಡಿ /Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp

ಉಪ್ಪು / Salt - 1 tsp

ಎಣ್ಣೆ / Oil - 1 Tb spoon


  • Cut Bindi and mix all the above powders along with salt as shown below.
  • Cover it and set it aside for half an hour.

  • In a non stick pan, add oil, then add bindi and fry till it is done.
  • Serve hot with any main dish.

PS: If you want it crunchy, just fry without adding water. If you want it soft, you can add little water.

Madhur Vada

In Karnataka, there is a small town by name "Madhur" between Bangalore and Mysore. This is the place where these vadas are very famous and you will see them being sold in all restaurants, railway stations and bus stops. If you are travelling via Madhur, you cannot resist the smell, crispiness, taste and the size of this vada. So, it has got its name too as Madhur Vada.
I make these very often, as everybody loves this and is also very easy to make if you have all the ingredients.
I would also like to post this as my savoury for the Event for the month hosted by Srilekha.
This is the recipe..
Ingredients: ಅಕ್ಕಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟು / Rice Flour - 1 cup ಮೈದಾ ಹಿಟ್ಟು / Maida Flour - 1/2 cup ಚಿರೋಟಿ ರವೆ / Fine sooji - 1/2 cup ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ / Onions - 2 ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು / Coriander Leaves - 1 cup ಕರಿಬೇವಿನ ಸೊಪ್ಪು /Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup ಎಳ್ಳು / Till - 2 Tb spoons(Optional) ಜೀರಿಗೆ /Jeera / Cumin - 2 Tb spoons ಎಣ್ಣೆ / Oil ಉಪ್ಪು/ Salt Method:
  • Mix all the above ingredients except oil.
  • Heat half cup oil, then add the hot oil to the above mixture and mix well.
  • Add water accordingly till you get the consistency of a chapati dough.
  • Cover it and leave it for 1 hour.
  • Take a lemon sized dough and press it with hand (or on cover) to the required size and deep fry them till brown.
  • Drain it on paper towel.
  • Serve it with coconut chutney or just like that.

PS: You can also add grated ginger too. It can be kept for 2-3 days.