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Friday, July 24, 2015

Aval Upma / Flattened Rice Upma / Poha Upma

Aval Upma / Flattened Rice Upma / Poha Upma


Aval / Flattened Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Green chilli - 2
Mixed vegetables - carrot, peas, potato
Ginger, very finely chopped - 1 tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as needed

To Temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 3/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Channa dhal - 2 tsp
Peanuts - handful


Chop onion into fine pieces and slit green chillies.
Chop vetables ( i used potato and carrot) into small pieces. Steam cook the vegetables and keep aside.
Wash the flatten rice/aval and drain the water completely from it. If using thin variety aval then this should be enough. It using thick variety soak the flatten rice/aval in hot water for 10 minutes. The water must be just enough to soak the aval. Almost all the water will be absorbed by the aval. Aval is ready to use.


Heat a kadai with oil and when hot add mustard, urad dhal, channa dhal, peanuts and saute.
When the dhal turns red add onion, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves and wait for onion to turn transparent.
Now add the steamed vegetables, salt, turmeric powder and saute for a couple of minutes.
Now add the flattened rice, little salt (remember we have added salt for vegetables) and mix well.
Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Poha is ready to be served.