Nowadays the availability of helpers are less and some of the rice mills here have started producing ‘pooram varuthathathu’ in packets with rice powder. I don’t like buying machine made pooram varuthathu, which don’t have the real fragrance and taste of our home made one.
The intention of making pooram varuthathu in bigger quantities is to keep some home for long term during festive seasons or to send some parts as gifts to relatives. After people started going abroad, especially Gulf regions, they take “pooram packets” along with usual achar, rice powder and snacks pack.. :)
Ingredients and how to prepare
Raw- rice powder (not roasted) / rice flour / pachari podi 1 kg
Coconut grated 1
Shallots / chuvannulli chopped 4
Balck cumin /karim jeerakam 1 tsp
Mix together all the above. Roast them in a pan until you get the golden red color ( refer picture)
Do you think how to have this “podi / powder” ?
Take little, add sugar, mix with tea.Black tea or verum chaya / kattan chaya is good. No problem you can take with paal chaaya (milk added tea) too. Don’t worry you can take them without tea also..
Update - Priya had mailed me for asking about Avalose unda. For making avalose unda , you have to make avalose podi first. For this , no need to add egg and black cumin. Only rice powder , coconut and enough salt are needed. (Some would add cumin and sesame seeds etc. Don't know much about it.) After roasting , seive and powder the lumps, add it to the avalose podi. Melt jaggery and mix with this. Make balls.