Spicy poha snack

Spicy Pounded Beaten Rice, Kuttavalakki Recipe

Beaten rice, poha -can be used for preparing different types of snacks. One can make laddu, sweet dish, spicy mixture, poha upma for breakfast or just mix with yogurt and jaggery to satisfy hunger.

Mixed with various spices and condiments ingredients to a spicy coarse powder, traditional pounded beaten rice spicy powder tastes really yummy! This snack item is popular in Southern Indian states. It is recommended for fasting days, religious ceremonies and also as a simple ready to eat breakfast.

Kuttavalakki / spicy beaten rice powder recipe


  1. Beaten rice – 3 cups
  2. Tamarind – 4 inches (one medium lime size)
  3. Jaggery -3 Tbsp
  4. Red chilies – 7-8
  5. Cumin -1 tsp
  6. Coriander seeds – 1.5 Tbsp
  7. Mustard – 1.5 tsp
  8. Urad dal – 1 tsp
  9. Peanuts – 2 Tbsp
  10. Copra/dried coconut – thin sliced -1/4 cup
  11. Curry leaves – 2 leaflets
  12. Turmeric -1 tsp
  13. Chana dal – 1 tsp
  14. Roasted chana – 2 Tbsp
  15. Salt – as per  taste (1 tsp recommended)
  16. Asafetida – 2 pinches
  17. Cooking oil -2 Tbsp


  1. Add cumin, coriander, tamarind, red chili to a dry grinder and prepare powder.
  2. Add beaten rice and powdered jaggery continue mixing by pulsing to a coarse powder.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, chana dal.
  4. Once chana dal turns golden brown, add peanut followed by copra slices.
  5. Add curry leaves and continue frying till you get the aroma. Ingredients should not burn. Reduce the heat.
  6. Add turmeric powder, roasted chana dal, asafetida and beaten rice mix. Mix the contents. Add salt and continue mixing on low heat. Turn off the heat.
  7. Allow content to cool down and transfer beaten rice spicy powder to an airtight container.
  8. One can eat this powder with tea, coffee as an evening snack. Or can have this as morning breakfast with yogurt and banana on side or mix with yogurt.

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Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: July 29, 2021

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