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January 12, 2013

LEMON AVAL | LEMON POHA – BREAKFAST RECIPES


Aval lemon - bowl

 

This is a simple & healthy breakfast recipe which comes to my mind when I run short of idli/dosa batter.
I make this at least once in a week either for breakfast or for dinner. We like this very much. We usually have this topped with sesame oil. I learnt this recipe from my MIL.It can be made in jiffy..If u want to make it fluffy , please add the water quantity which I mentioned in ingredients. Add more water to make it mushy.

Poha
 
 
INGREDIENTS
 
  • Thick Aval / Thick poha – 2 cups
  • Lemon juice – 4 tbsp ( adjust acc to tanginess of lemon)
  • Water – 1.5 cups
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafetida / Hing – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
To temper
  • Sesame / gingelly oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 2 tsp
  • Channa dal – 2 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 2 nos
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
Coriander leaves – To garnish (optional)
 
METHOD
 
  • Wash the poha once or twice to remove the debris and drain the water.
  • In a wide bowl take the poha & add lemon juice , salt , turmeric powder , hing and curry leaves. Add the mentioned amount of water ( OR ) water to soak the poha (  i.e the level of water should be 1/2 inch above poha)..Let it soak for 30 minutes.
  • Then in a kadai , heat oil and temper with the above given ingredients in the same order.
  • Finally add the soaked poha and mix well using a fork like ladle to avoid turning mushy. Cover & cook for 5 minutes.
tILE
  • Serve hot. Add sesame oil before serving and enjoy!!
 
aval spoon
 
NOTE
  • Sesame oil is a must for this recipe as it gives a nice smell & taste to this recipe. It is also good for health.
  • U can also add roasted ground nuts for crunchy taste while tempering.
  • Please adjust the amount of lemon juice based on the tanginess of lemon. U can always add any time (even after cooking) if u require.
  • It will be initially tangy to eat but it levels down after it is warm..
  • Adding coriander leaves is completely optional.


11 comments:

  1. Mmmm! these look so delicious.

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  2. Love the color and looks delicious..

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  3. Never get bored of this delicious and tangy poha, inviting.

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  4. My favorite recipe. Normally I make it for dinner. Nicely done !!

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  5. my favourite.. looks so yumm
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  6. quick breakfaast recipe, yummy!!! Happy pongal to u n family!!!

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  7. My fav snack as well as breakfast dish..

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  8. Poha lemon rice looks very nice. Happy Pongal dear!

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  9. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards, Poha

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