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Avalos Podi


Avalos Podi

  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 2 to 4 people
  • Spice Level: Zero

Authenticity Slice

You can use frozen shredded coconut for making the Avalos. People who do not like lumps in the dish can powder it in a mixer-grinder. Also remember to keep stirring continuously so that the powder does not stick to the bottom of the kadhai.

Trivia Tadka

Avalos Podi is a very popular tea-time Malayali snack that is made by roasting rice flour and grated coconut. ‘Podi’ means ‘powder’ in Malayalam. Avalos Podi, if prepared properly, can be stored for upto 3 months in an airtight jar. It is usually eaten along with ripe bananas and sugar.


  • Raw rice flour (2 cups)
  • Fresh coconut, grated (2 cups)
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) (1 tsp)


  • In a paraat (big, flat plate with shallow edges), mix the rice flour and grated coconut, half of the jeera and salt. Keep aside for an hour.
  • Heat a kadhai, add the remaining jeera into it and lightly roast. Then, add in the rice flour and coconut mixture.
  • On a medium flame, keep stirring continuously till all of it has turned light brown.
  • It takes about 20 to 25 minutes for the powder to get thoroughly roasted.
  • Allow it to cool completely and store in an airtight container. Serve as required.

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