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April 4, 2016

Aval Upma Recipe – Poha Upma - Tamilnadu Style Aval Upma

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Aval upma recipe
Aval upma is an easy and quick South Indian breakfast recipe that I make at least once in a week. I have already tried Karnataka’s Avalakki chitranna, North Indian - Maharashtrian Kanda Poha , Batata poha recipes and blogged here. This poha upma recipe is very similar to both but its of Tamil nadu style.For this upma, I follow my Rava upma recipe and make it for our breakfast and sometimes for our dinner too. Its an easy to make recipe for bachelors and working women.Ideal for lunch box too. As Poha/Aval is a healthy alternative to rice, I try to include this in our diet by making varieties of poha recipes.To make it more healthy, you can use Kerala Red aval, add mixed vegetables and make the same. Lets see how to make this easy, diabetic friendly aval upma/Poha upma for breakfast & lunch box.
Check out my Lemon poha/ Lemon aval recipe , Milagu jeeraga aval/ pepper cumin poha , Red Poha Upma too.

aval upma

Aval upma recipe

Aval upma recipe Aval upma - Easy poha recipes for breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Thick Poha/ Aval - 1 cup
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Green chilli - 2-3 nos ( slitted)
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece ( chopped finely)
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asafetida/Hing - 2 pinches
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Grated coconut – 3 tbsp

  • Wash the thick aval/Poha for 2-3 times. This helps to get white colored upma. Add water to cover the aval and soak it for 10 minutes. All the water would be absorbed by the poha in 10 minutes and it becomes soft.

  • In the mean time, chop onions, chillies and ginger. Heat oil and temper mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Add hing, curry leaves, onions, green chillies, ginger and salt. Saute until onion turns transparent.
Aval upma recipe
  • Now add the soaked aval and mix well. Keep the flame low. Cover the kadai with a lid and let the aval cook for 5 minutes. After the poha turns soft and cooked, switch off the flame. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil , grated coconut mix well and serve hot.
Aval upma recipe
Aval upma

Enjoy this easy breakfast with coffee/tea !

  • Washing the poha twice or thrice is necessary to get white colored upma.
  • Soaking helps to make soft and quickly cooked poha. So Soak it atleast for 10 minutes.
  • Add more green chillies or pinched red chillies for more spicy taste.
  • You can garnish with coriander leaves.
  • You can add peanuts, finely chopped carrot, potato while sauting onions.
  • If you wish, you can add a dash of lemon juice at the end.
Enjoy this yummy and easy aval upma for your breakfastHappy
Aval upma recipe

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Torviewtoronto said...

looks flavourful and delicious

Chitra said...

Thank you :)

Unknown said...

Nice. I too make in the same way