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5 from 9 votes

Pooram Varuthathu | Poora Podi | Avalose Podi ~ Malabar Roasted Rice Flour Snack

Course Snack
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups puttu podi roasted rice flour (I used Nirapara)
  • 3/4 cup grated coconut
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp black cumin seeds
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • Add ingredients from puttu podi to water in a large bowl and give a good mix.
  • In a large saucepan, once heated and dry, add these ingredients and start roasting, stirring occasionally till the mixture looks toasted and golden brown.
  • Cook on medium-low flame, tossing the mixture to avoid burning. The process may take around 20-25 minutes to get done.
  • Switch off and spread onto a large plate to cool. Once the mixture is lukewarm, toss in the sugar. Allow to cool completely.
  • Store in airtight container and enjoy with a cup of tea as is, or with a banana.


This keeps good in an air tight container for two weeks.