This is my favorite like the Lemon Aval I posted earlier. Mom makes this for me for dinner. I had forgotten this one after I got married. Once when she came here to SG, I was wondering what to have for my dinner. This is my daily routine. What’s for dinner routine. I always want something hot and prepared freshly, preferable a tiffin for dinner, where as Vj is just opposite. So the problem is always for me. So mom quickly asked me why dont you make puli aval. Its easy to make and u like it also? Then only I remembered this after years, though I dint showed up to mom that I have not prepared it for so long. Most of the times I am lazy to prepare something for myself and eat this and that(all unwanted junks! ) and fill my tummy. But aval/ flattened rice or poha is healthy also. Why I dont find time for myself to prepare this I always wonder. Sometimes things dont come to mind at that instant of time!
And while everything was running behind my mind, mom took the poha she took from India and made this under 20 minutes and gave me. Should anyone tell the heavenly taste of the comfort food made by your own mom and placed in your hands? It was divinely. Sigh. If only we get the same feeling everyday . I usually do not use peanuts, but added this time to get it beautiful for the photoshoot . And the below picture is the inspiration from the Murugan Idli shop’s puli sadam/ lemon sadam banner here in SG. I always drool and watch it without batting my eyelashes. I wanted to make a picture look like that – GORGEOUS- ! But the picture came out the same or not is another question, still … I myself liked the click. A rare satisfaction hehe. And actually I have to admit, I made this post just for clicking these pictures. Otherwise its similar to my Lemon aval recipe.
Ingredients (serves 2)
|Flattened rice/ poha/ aval (thick variety)||1 cup|
|Tamarind||Goose berry sized|
|Salt||1 tsp + adjust per ur taste|
|Sesame oil||1 tsp|
|Sesame oil||1 tbsp|
|Urad dal||1 tsp|
|Channa dal||1 tbsp|
|Asafoetida||3 generous pinches|
|Curry leaves||1 sprig|
Mix well and top with sesame oil and enjoy the Puli aval. Tastes great even after cooled down.