Gorikayi (Guvar) Avalakki/Poha

Gorikayi (Guvar) Avalakki/Poha

Poha or flattened rice is really versatile – once it is soaked for a few minutes it gets cooked really fast. Plus it goes well with a ton of flavors. Traditionally, lots of savory and sweet dishes are prepared with Poha. Most often poha is prepared along with potatoes, onions or tomatoes – but there a lot of variations that you can do with a basic recipe. Including more vegetables in one’s diet is the easiest way to move towards a healthier lifestyle. Different veggies have different flavors and textures – by experimenting you can create your own recipes with your favorite veggies! Yes these recipes will be different from the traditional taste, but no less tasty – try it out for yourself 🙂

In this recipe, the finely chopped guvar adds a great chewiness and gives dimension to the simple poha. It transforms the Poha from a simple breakfast into a nutritious wholesome meal. The peanuts are an absolute must? They add a wonderful crunch. The chillies, lime and grated coconut add in the familiar flavors of hot, home-cooked delicious Poha.


1 cup poha/flattened rice (thick variety)
300 grams guvar/cluster beans
1 large tomato
2 tsp oil
1 tbsp groundnuts
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp urad dal
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Salt to taste
Chopped cilantro to garnish
1 tbsp grated coconut (optional)


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Full recipe: Gorikayi (Guvar) Avalakki/Poha

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