Thin Poha Masala / Avalakki Masala

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thin Poha masala

It’s a jat pata tea time snack. Its summer vacation, all mothers are wondering what to prepare instantly as snacks for their kids. Here is one simple thin poha masala or avalakki masala recipe which I learnt from my mother and mother-in-law. Myself and kids enjoy this with thick curd.

Course: Snacks

Cuisine: Karnataka

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Serves: 2 nos


Thin poha – 1 cup

Fresh grated coconut – ¼ cup

Jaggery liquid/grated / joney bella – 2 tbsp

Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Red chillies- 2 nos

Turmeric powder-1 tsp

Urd dal-1/2 tsp

Curry leaves-3-5 nos

Salt to taste

Water- 1 tbsp or little less


  1. Take a small kadai or pan, add oil, mustard seeds, sauté well.
  2. Now add urd dal, curry leaves and red chillies. Saute well.
  3. To the above add turmeric powder, coconut gratings, mix well.
  4. Switch off and cool this mixture.
  5. Take a big bowl, add the seasoning, jaggery, salt and crush this properly to get a coarse masala
  6. Now add the thin poha, sprinkle some water and mix properly so that the masala is incorporated well into the poha.
  7. Now it’s ready to be served with a cup of curd.

My Notes:

If less water is used, it can be stored for more than two days in airtight container.

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