Paunva (પૌંઆ) in Gujarati / Pohe in Marathi,Phovu in Konkani, Avalakki (ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ) in Kannada, and Pauaa

This easily digestible form of raw rice is very popular across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and is normally used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food in a variety of Indian cuisine styles, some even for long-term consumption of a week or more. It is known by a variety of Names: "Poya" in Rajasthani, Chuda in Oriya, Atukulu in Telugu (Atukulu), Aval inTamil(அவல்) and Malayalam(അവൽ), Chiura in parts of Bihar and Jharkhand, Chira in Bengali (চিঁড়া) and Assamese,Chiura (चिउरा) in Maithili, Nepali, Bhojpuri and Chhattisgarhi, Poha[1] or Pauwa[2] in Hindi, Baji in Newari, Pohe in Marathi,Phovu in Konkani, Avalakki (ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ) in Kannada,[3] and Pauaa/Paunva (પૌંઆ) in Gujarati.

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