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January 19, 2017

Red Poha Upma – Sigappu Aval Upma – Red Aval Recipes

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Red Poha Upma
Poha( Flattened Rice/Rice flakes in English, Aval In Tamil, Avalakki In Kannada, Poha in Hindi) is used to make quick and easy, Instant breakfast recipes like Poha upma, Poha idli , Poha pongal etc. Mostly I make Poha recipes using white poha but red poha is considered to be high in nutrition with lots of health benefits.It is prepared from red rice.It is good for diabetes and is rich in fiber, vitamin B and minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium. Recently one of my readers suggested me to share some red aval recipes. So last time when I went to Salem, I bought a pack of Red Aval ( Sivappu aval in Tamil), Kambu aval and Ragi aval from Barathi supermarket. I followed my usual aval upma recipe and made this instant sigappu aval upma recipe quickly for our breakfast. It was very nice,flavorful and tasty. Above all, we got a satisfaction of having a healthy food. Ok, Lets see how to make red aval upma with step by step photos !

Check out my Instant, ready to eat Poha Mix Recipe !

Red Poha - Sigappu aval

Red Poha Upma Recipe

Red Poha Upma Recipe Red Poha Upma - Sigappu Aval Upma recipe for easy, instant breakfast !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Red Poha/ Sigappu aval - 1 cup
  • Big onion - 1 no ( Finely chopped)
  • Green chillies - 2 nos ( slitted)
  • Ginger - 1 tsp ( finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Lemon juice - few drops
To temper
  • Cooking oil or coconut oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 1.5 tsp
  • Hing/Asafetida - few pinches

  • Wash the red poha twice to remove the debris & HUSK.( If the red poha is thin, it will become soft after washing. So no need to soak it. If the poha is thick and hard, it will not become soft even after washing. In that case, you should soak it) I used red thick poha, so I washed and soaked it for 10 minutes till all the water is absorbed by the red poha. Keep it covered. Water should be just 1 inch above the poha while soaking.
  • Chop the onion, green chilli and ginger. Keep it aside.
    Sigappu aval upma - Red poha upma
    Sigappu aval upma - Red poha upma
  • In a kadai, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and cumin seeds.Saute finely chopped onion, slit green chillies, ginger pieces and torn curry leaves.Saute till onion turns transparent.
    Sigappu aval upma - Red poha upma
  • Add the soaked poha, required salt and mix well gently. Make sure poha doesn’t turn mushy while mixing. Keep the flame completely low and cover the upma with a lid. Cook it for 8-10 minutes. Open it once or twice in the middle and stir it. Check if the poha is cooked soft else add little water and mix well.Cook till done.Sometimes thick poha needs little more water to cook.Lastly add the lemon juice, coriander leaves and grated coconut. Mix well and switch off the flame.Serve hot !!
    Red aval upma
Enjoy !
  • Add finely chopped chillies instead of slit chillies for spicy taste.I used slit chillies for mildly spicy.
  • Adding lemon juice helps to absorb the iron content in poha.So do not skip it.
  • If you want to make no onion version, just use boiled potato pieces and sprinkle 2 tbsp of roasted, coarsely powdered peanuts at the end.

Enjoy this healthy Red Poha Upma For your breakfast or dinner !
Red Poha Upma

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1 comment :

Smita Mehta said...

Step by step representation is the best thing for the beginners who have just started with the cooking. This red poha recipe is perfect for the morning nashta or evening nashta. It Satisfies the need of stomach if you are too much hungry.
Thanks for posting this simple cooking recipe