I have made this Aval mixture from memory, my memory of watching my father making large batch of them to sell everyday in the Hotel. Yes, my one cup of thick poha plus little over a cup of plain sev feels like tiny mouse in front of large mammoth of mixture made by my father. Our hotel was not modernized with gas stove and other accessories, in those days wooden burner was common. Wiping his sweated face with left hand in front of large wooden burner how my father would fry these poha and combine with all spices is very well pictured in my mind. I can vividly remember all the steps though ingredients and their quantity was beyond my knowledge at that age.
When I was planning for Diwali snacks this year to post here, aval mixture was the first one to come in my mind. Poha chivada without plain sev is something I could not imagine, so I made a batch of sev first and then tried my hands on this savory. I love to accompany this crunchy poha mixture with rice-rasam as side dish but my hubby loves to pick all the groundnuts and cashews from the mixture and eat them as snack while watching TV. The leftover aval mixture in the snack box would have no groundnuts and cashews in them 🙂 🙂 .
Meet you all with one more interesting recipe. Till then bye.