Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Aval upma/ Poha (Serves 4)

Aval upma

How about giving “poha”  the popular North Indian breakfast a South Indian make over?? I learned to make this upma with flattened rice flakes/ aval from my husband. They have lived in several states in North India and hence he is very fond of a lot of Northern India preparations. My MIL taught him to make this upma, when he was first travelling to USA. It is more or less made like the North Indian poha except the fact that grated coconut and curry leaves are added to give that typical Kerala taste...

Thin aval/ poha flakes 2 cups, heaped
Red onions 1 medium, finely chopped
Green chilly 1 no, finely chopped
Ginger 1 tsp, finely chopped
Grated coconut 3-4 TBSP
Fennel seeds ½ tsp
Peanuts 2 TBSP (Can be replaced with cashew nuts to your liking)
Curry leaves a few
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Dry red chilly 2 nos
Salt as needed
Oil 1 tsp

Preparation

Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustards seeds and dry red chilly. Add the ginger, green chilly, curry leaves, fennel seeds and peanuts. Sauté this until peanuts starts to brown. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent. Add salt, turmeric powder and coconut. Now wash the poha/ aval in water (I generally use a strainer and hold the poha under running water for 30-60 seconds. Drain and immediately add to the pan. Mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Switch off flame and serve hot.

Notes: You can use thick aval/poha to make this recipe. I have used thin variety as we like it this way Smile

Poha/ Rice flakes upma

Cheers!!!
Suji

34 comments :

  1. Poha n tea is perfect combo ...can never get tired of it

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  2. Healthy breakfast,luks very tempting...

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  3. wow dear looking gr8 esp with the cup of tea

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  4. Good one. I would never try it earlier but when I finally did I kicked myself for not doing so earlier. Great as breakfast or snack..

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  5. Ahh- yummy looking-should I come over for a steaming hot cuppa tea now :D
    US Masala

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  6. A lovely quick one and your poha bowl looks colorful. Sans fennel seeds, this one is a common breakfast in Karnataka.
    Even the thick variety poha available here is bad compared to the thin variety one I have seen in India. :)What do you think?

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  7. Wowww... Truly delicious.. looks simply amazing..

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  8. Healthy and yummy breakfast, adipoli color dear

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  9. hi suji,
    poha and tea combo looks so inviting :) I make poha with thick aval, Shall try adding fennel seeds like u do ..thanks

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  10. hey suji this looks absolutely divine da...to b honestly my father in law make this at home...actually my hubby z fan of this pohaa cozz his father make this tooo good for mee i m nt in good in making this honestly....good click..

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  11. Breakfast time here Suja, Pls pass the bowl, will relish ..Super

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  12. adipoli aanallo... Good and easy one for breakfast..

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  13. Delicious aval upma..Njan kure naalayi poha undakkanamenne vicharikkunnu. Pakshe thick poha kittathathu kondu ethu vare undakkan pattiyilla..Ethu superb aayittundu Suji..Lovely clicks!

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  14. superb upma....!!!....athinde colorum presentationum ellam koode adipoli ayittundu....

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  15. Looks great..nannayittu undu..lovely clicks..glad to follow u :)

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  16. Perfect combo .... poha with tea ! My fav breakfast :)

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  17. a very nice and flavourful way of making aval upma by adding fennal seeds

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  18. Simply inviting, one of my fav...delicious!

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  19. wow.........grt combo vth that tea......

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  20. perfect and yummy poha clicks of black dish is super

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  21. fennel seeds and nut is a very nice addition :) nam nam!

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  22. Adipoli recipe kto..onnu try cheyyanam :)

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  23. adipoli...you got the perfect color..enikku valya ishtama ithu..

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  24. Looks great dear ... with great presentation too

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  25. wow..looks lovely dear...tempting..

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  26. I hope I m invited....wonderful presentation ..tempting click dear..;p
    Tasty Appetite

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  27. tempting indeed..have never tried upma with aval this looks so inviting. An award awaits you an my blog.

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  28. Suji.. this was my favorite breakfast.. undaakkanum easy aale.. wen i was pregnant, this was the breakfast mostly.. pinne delivery kazhinju kazhikkan thonnaathaayi.. :) snap nannayittundu, serving bowl um.. :)

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