avalakki upkari
Avalakki Upkari / Hachida Avalakki / North Karnataka
Written by Jayashree
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Avalakki Upkari / Hachida Avalakki is a popular snack from North Karnataka. Thin flakes of flattened rice is mixed with coconut, cucumber, onion, tomato, chilly powder to form a tasty snack. It is commonly made for breakfast or as a evening snack.

This is a humble snack which has never withered with time. It’s been passed on through generations, the only change is the variety of dressing that we put over it. Onion was hardly used in the earlier days. Now, onion and sev mixture, are added to it along with other ingredients. It is ideal as a quick snack or on those days when you do not want to cook. It is also good for fasting menu sans onion.

Children like avalakki upkari and most often, it is our Sunday breakfast. One can customise this snack as per their need. Grated carrot, finely cut capsicum may be added, onion can be avoided and the amount of coconut that goes into it is as per the liking of the indivdual.

A variety of mixture or sev may be added to it. This is one of the snacks I relish anytime.

avalakki upkari / hachida avalakki

Let’s get to the recipe of Avalakki Upkari /Hachida Avalakki

  • 4 cup thin poha
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • 1.5 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste

For the Hachida avalakki:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 4 cucumber
  • 2 cup fresh coconut
  • green chilly
  • mixture or sev (optional)
  • 1 lemon


  1. Take a wide bowl, add chilly powder and salt to it. Mix it. Add thin poha to it and mix it well. Now, this can be stored for a couple of days. Use as much quantity you need with vegetables.
  2. Take the required quantity of mixed poha, add grated coconut, onion and cucumber to it. Mix it well. Add any mixture that you have to it, this is optional. Put lime juice and tomato pieces, mix it and serve.

Avalakki Upkari / Hachida avalakki

Avalakki upkari or hachida avalakki is a traditional snack from North Karnataka. Rice flakes are mixed with fresh coconut and veggies to make a tasty snack.

Course Breakfast, evening snacks
Cuisine karnataka
Keyword avalakki upkari, gluten free, no cook recipes, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Jayashree


  • 4 cup thin flattened rice
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • 1.5 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt

To make avalakki upkari

  • 4 cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 2 cup fresh coconut
  • 1 lemon
  • coriander

Other ingredients

  • sev or mixture for topping (optional)


  1. Take a wide bowl, add ghee and oil to it. Put salt and chilly powder, mix it well. Add rice flakes and mix them together. This mixed rice flakes can be kept for a week.

  2. Chop onion, tomato and cucumber finely.

  3. Take the required quantity of mixed rice flakes, add grated coconut, onion and cucumber. Put lime juice, mix it well. Finally, add tomato and sev (if using), mix and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • No water is added here. The water released from onion and cucumber helps to soften.
  • Roasted papad, sev or mixture may be added.

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Avalakki Upkari

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  1. Sandhya

    It is called dadpe pohe in Maharashtra. Your addition of cucumber is new to me and sounds so yummy. I will add it next time!

  2. poonampagar

    Love this healthy, guilt-free snack Jayashree. Even kids can prepare this no-cook dish for themselves.

  3. Geetanjali Tung

    Though I have heard the name first time but I am just loving the simplicity of the dish. I am sure with all those fusion of flavors it must taste delicious!

  4. FoodTrails

    It’s a new dish for me. I have had poha in curd known as Dahi chura. Poha in with salad veggies sounds interesting, a kind of bhel I suppose
    . looks so refreshing and yumm!!

  5. Vanitha Bhat

    Yumm! Love this; a favorite in our house ūüôā Being from Mangalore, we add a coconut masala with flavors like coriander and sambar powder! We call it poha upkari eaten with some sev, finely chopped onions etc. Such a nostalgic and wonderful share dear!

  6. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    Great share…. I love this healthy and that too Guit free snack.. Use of poha with vegetables to make a salad is a lovely idea

  7. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    In my great hurry this week i made this recipe as a quick option. it was not only tasty it was very filling. Thankyou jayashree



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