Brown Aval available in Chennai @ CholayilSanjeevanam ( Mogappair, Nungambakkam & Adyar )
You will need
2 cups brown poha 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon oil 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon jeera ( cumin seeds ) 1/4 teaspoon uraddal 1/2 -inch piece ginger, finely chopped 1 spring curry leaves 1 green chilli , slit lengthwise 2 tablespoon grated coconut ( optional )
Mix 1/4 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon water.
Sprinkle this water on brown poha and rub it slowly with fingers ( Do not soak poha in water ).
In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop add cumin ( jeera ) seeds, uraddal, slit green chilli, chopped ginger and curry leaves. Saute for 3 - 4 minutes / you will get a nice aroma.
Add softened poha and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook for 2 minutes. Do not add water.
Sprinkle grated coconut ( optional ) and serve hot. It’s a tasty, low calorie evening snack.