Featured Video Play Icon

avalakki bath | methi leaves poha bath | menthya soppina bath

Avalakki Vangibath is a delightful South Indian dish that caters to dietary preferences by excluding onions and garlic. This gluten-free and vegan recipe features flattened rice (avalakki/poha) sautéed with a blend of aromatic spices and vegetables, takes on an added layer of freshness and nutrition with the inclusion of methi leaves (fenugreek) and capsicum. The dish gains its unique flavor from the tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, and a medley of ground spices(vangibath powder). With the absence of onion and garlic, this dish is not only light on the stomach but also aligns with cultural or dietary restrictions. The result is a wholesome and satisfying meal, perfect for those seeking a delightful gluten-free, vegan, and onion-garlic-free culinary experience.
Hope you enjoy this breakfast, if you are interested in more avalakki / poha recipes please see here.

vangibath powder recipe 


  • 1.5 cup gatti avalakki / thick poha
  • little tamarind – wash and soak it in water
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp uddina bele/urad dal
  • 1 tsp kadle bele/ chana dal
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • small bunch or a big handful of methi leaves / menthya soppu
  • 3/4 cup chopped capsicum/green bell pepper
  • few curry leaves
  • 1.5 tbsp vangibath powder (link will be in the description box)
  • 1 tsp salt or salt to taste


  1. wash the avalakki, to this washed poha/avalakki, squeeze the tamarind extract, mix it and let it soak.

To make the methi leaves avalakki bath:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat, once the oil is hot add mustard seeds
  2. After the mustard seeds pops add dals,fry it until the dals turn golden brown
  3. Then add curry leaves, turmeric powder, chopped methi seeds, mix it, fry it for 2 minutes
  4. , add chopped capsicum, mix it and let it cook
  5. Add vangibath powder, mix it.
  6. Add soaked avalakki(if you are using medium avalakki no need to soak)
  7. Add salt, mix it well. Let it cook for 4 to 5 minute on low heat, then turn off the heat
  8. avalakki bath is ready to serve.
  9. You can add potato and seasonal fresh beans as well.