Wheat is considered to be the less  carbohydrate food and is also a staple grain of North India. This has prevailed its benefits in South too and is believed to be a simple and healthy platter. This type of Poha/Avalaki recipes are found to be an authentic and a healthy breakfast. Its diabetic and diet friendly too.





Wheat Poha/ Godhumai Aval- 1 bowl

Shallots/onion – 1/4 cup sliced

Curry leaves – few

Mustard – 1/4 tsp

Grated coconut – 1/4 cup

Channa dal – 1/4 tsp

Urad dal – 1/4 tsp

Green chilli & Red chilli -1 each

Coriander leaves – To garnish

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Oil -1 tbsp


1.  The image shown here is the beaten/flattened Jowar/sorghu/chollam poha.


2. Wash and soak the Aval/avalaki/poha for about 5-8 minutes.


3. After being soaked, poha/aval looks as shown the picture.



4. Drain out the water completely by pressing using your palm. DO NOT squeeze. Add 1/4 tsp salt, mix well and set aside.


5. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and let it splutter. Fry channa dal and Urad dal into golden brown.

6. Fry the sliced onions, chillies, curry leaves and chopped ginger.


7. Add the grated coconut and fry in low flame.



8. Fry until slight golden brown or you get the mild aroma.


9. Now add in the soaked poha/Aval/Avalaki. Also sprinkle additional salt.


10. Saute until the flakes are hot and garnish with coriander leaves.


11. Transfer into a hot case and serve either with a pickle or curd of your choice.


  • Soaking is an important step in preparing this recipe of poha/Aval/Avalaki
  • Do not squeeze much to drain the water,just give a gentle press using your palm.
  • Take care not to fry the coconut into golden brownish as they tend to give a fried flavor.
  • You can also add cashews while frying the dals.
  • Adding salt has to be done in two steps which gives even spreading and taste.


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