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moong dal poha | hesaru bele avalakki

very healthy and tasty breakfast –  moong dal poha | hesarubele avalakki | easy breakfast or any meal of the day recipe.
A breakfast prepared with moong dal and poha offers numerous health benefits. Moong dal is rich in plant-based protein and dietary fiber, promoting a feeling of fullness and aiding in weight management. Poha, being low in calories and gluten-free, provides a nutritious source of carbohydrates and iron, making it a great choice for a balanced morning meal. This combination is easily digestible and can boost energy levels, while its versatility allows for customization to suit individual tastes and dietary preferences. A well-prepared moong dal and poha breakfast is a wholesome, nutrient-rich start to the day.
Few benefits of this healthy breakfast!

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Moong dal and poha/avalakki are both rich sources of essential nutrients. Moong dal provides protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, while poha is a good source of carbohydrates and iron. Together, they make a well-rounded meal.
  2. High in Protein: Moong dal is an excellent source of plant-based protein. Including protein in your breakfast can help keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning, which may assist in controlling your appetite and managing your weight.
  3. Low in Calories: poha/avalakki is relatively low in calories, making it a suitable choice for those looking to maintain or lose weight. It’s a light and nutritious option that won’t lead to excessive calorie intake.
  4. Good Source of Fiber: Both moong dal and poha/avalakki contain dietary fiber. Fiber promotes digestive health, helps prevent constipation, and can aid in maintaining a healthy weight.
  5. Gluten-Free: Poha is naturally gluten-free, making it a suitable option for people with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
  6. Easily Digestible: Moong dal and poha/avalakki are easy to digest, which is beneficial for those with sensitive stomachs or digestive issues.
  7. Balanced Meal: When you combine moong dal and poha/avalakki with vegetables, spices, and a variety of seasonings, you can create a balanced breakfast that includes proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

Other avalakki/poha recipes!
Avalakki bisibele bath
Poha /avalakki cutlet
Poha /avalakki voggarane/upma
Poha /avalakki masale bath

Poha /avalakki – kuttavalakki
huli avalakki/gojjavalakki


  • We are using this measurement in all our recipes – 1 cup = 250ml
  • 1/2 cup ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ /green gram / moong dal
  • 2 cup gatti avalakki/ thick poha
  • 2 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • 2 tsp jaggery
  • few curry leaves
  • chopped coriander leaves
  • juice of lemon or lime to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
  • around 2 cups of water

For seasoning:

  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • ~5 green chilies(more or less)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp uddina bele/urad dal
  • 1 tsp kadale bele/chana dal
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped capsicum / dodda menasinakayi


  1. Wash and cook(3/4th) the bele/dal with 2 cups of water
  2. Once it is 3/4th cooked turn off the heat
  3. Wash the avalakki/poha.
  4. Add cooked dal to the washed poha( add little more water if avalakki is thick, if you are using medium avalakki no need to add extra water)
  5. Mix it well and keep it asode for few minutes(add water if needed)
  6. Once the avalakki is well soaked ( i have added 1/4 cup water as well) we have to prepare the seasoning.
  7. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat, add mustard seeds, after it pops add dals, fry it
  8. As the dal turns golden brown add chopped green chillies, fry it
  9. Then add curry leaves, turmeric powder and capsicum,
  10. Increase the flame and fry it for a minute or so
  11. Reduce the heat and add avalakki,
  12. Mix it well, add jaggery and salt, mix it
  13. If i f you have coconut oil add a tbsp, mix it and let it cook for 5 minutes on low heat
  14. Then turn off the heat, add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves,
  15. Mix it well and Serve.