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  • Thin Flattened Rice/ Poha White/ Red - 2 cups (I used white)
  • Puffed Rice / Pori – 1 cup + 1/4 cup
  • Roughly chopped Walnuts - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted Peanuts – 1/4 cup
  • Cashew - 12
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida/Hing – a generous pinch
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon + 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Cooking Spray/ Oil - to grease I used cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Line the baking tray with aluminum foil or any parchment paper and grease with cooking spray/oil
  • In a wide bowl add flattened rice, turmeric powder, salt and 2 teaspoon of oil; mix well
  • Spread the seasoned flattened rice in the baking tray. Avoid overlapping
  • Bake the flattened rice for 15 minutes
  • Take out from the oven and mix well, bake again for 15 minutes
  • Mix well and bake again for 10 minutes or till the flattened rice turns crispy, Transfer it to a separate bowl
  • In a flattened rice marinated bowl add pori, turmeric powder, 2 teaspoon of oil and salt; mix everything  well
  • Use the same baking sheet but grease it with extra oil
  • Bake for 12 minutes or till poha turns crispy
  • Mix well and add to the flattened rice marinated bowl
  • In the used bowl add cashew, peanut, curry leaves, walnut and 2 teaspoon of oil; mix well
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Mix everything well and bake for 6 minutes or until nuts and curry leaves turn crispy
  • Combine roasted flattened rice, poha and nuts
  • Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and mix well
  • Spread them in a baking tray
  • Bake again for 10 minutes. Baked aval mixture is ready


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  1. Can add Fried gram, almonds , raisin or any other Nuts or dry fruits  of your choice
  2. Instead of baking, you can also deep fry flattened rice, and shallow fry puffed rice. Combine everything together
  3. Baking time may vary from oven go oven 
  4. I have a never user thick poha
  5. Poha can also be microwaved for 3/4 minute in small batches
  6. If you prefer more pori adjust accordingly 
  7. Chilli powder, garlic powder,garam masala, etc. can be added for extra flavor
  8. Hing can be added for extra flavor
  9. Store it in an airtight container to retain freshness
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