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January 4, 2019

Avalose Podi (Roasted Rice Powder) and Avalose Unda (Roasted Rice Balls), originates from the state of Kerala (South India). Its a traditional and popular evening snack of “God Own Country” and one of my favorite among snacks.

Most of the Kerala snacks recipes ask for rice flour and coconut base..This is one among them. This is a combination of roasted raw rice flour, grated coconut and cumin seeds.

This snack is usually eaten along with sugar or honey. It pairs well with cup of steaming tea or coffee. Avolose Podi (Roasted Rice Powder) can be easily transformed into Avalose unda (Roasted Rice Balls). Traditionally, avalose unda is made with jaggery syrup mixed in and rolled into balls.

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  • Raw rice – 500 Gms / Rice flour – 3 cups
  • Grated coconut – 2-3 cups
  • Cardamom – 4 Nos
  • Dried ginger – 1 medium piece or Dried ginger powder – 1 Teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon
  • Sugar – 4-5 Tablespoon, adjust according to your taste
  • Salt – ½ Teaspoon


  • Soak rice in water for 4-6 hours and drain the water completely. Once dried, grind it into a fine powder. Skip this step, if you are using rice flour.
  • In a bowl, mix together the rice flour, grated coconut, cardamom, dried ginger, cumin seeds and salt.
  • Place a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat. Add in the prepared rice mixture and stir continuously till it turns medium golden in color on low-medium heat. It will take 25-30 minutes on low-medium heat.
  • Remove from heat, keep stirring for some more time to avoid burning to the bottom of the pan. Let it cool completely.
  • Once cooled, add in the sugar and grind it to a fine/coarse powder. Keep it in an air tight container.


 Method of preparation:

Prepare syrup of one thread consistency by boiling 4 cup of water and 150gm jaggery. To this syrup, add 3/4 cup of Avalose podi  and a pinch of ginger powder and cardamom powder. Mix it well. Remove from fire and make small balls before cooling.

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