Saturday, 9 December 2017

Atukula Upma | Aval Upma | Poha Upma | Aval Recipes


Atukula Upma or Poha Upma -- an easy, quick and delicious breakfast recipe.  Upma is a regular breakfast in most South Indian homes.  This Poha upma is a variation of the South Indian Upma recipe.  You can add veggies too to this aval upma, but I have skipped them here.

You can serve this healthy poha upma for breakfast or as an evening snack.

If you are looking for more breakfast recipes, do check idli, rava upma, vermicelli upma, coconut sevai, masala dosa, aloo paratha, instant oats paniyaram.


Poha Upma, Aval Upma



Ingredients:

  • Poha/Flattened rice - 1 cup
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Onion - 1 medium sized, cut into small squares
  • Fried groundnuts - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Channa dal/Bengal gram - 1 tsp
  • Hing/Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - A few to garnish
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 2 tsp

For detailed step-by-step instructions, please check Poha Upma Recipe Video:





How To Prepare Aval Upma:

  • Wash the poha well at least twice and squeeze out all water from the poha.  Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard and cumin seeds.  Once they start to crackle, add channa dal, hing, red chillies and green chillies.
  • Once the dal turns light brown, add groundnuts and onions and saute until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add turmeric and mix well and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Then add the poha and mix everything well.  Let it cook for another 3-4 seconds, garnish with coriander leaves and remove from fire.
  • Enjoy this poha upma along with a cup of tea or as a snack in the evening.

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