Aval Upma - Poha Upma

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - Thick poha or pressed rice
  • 1/2 cup - Finely chopped, onions
  • 1/2 cup - Finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 -Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp - Lemon juice
  • Cilantro for garnishing
  • For Seasoning:
  • 3 tbsp - Oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1 - Red chilli
  • 8-10- Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp - Channa dal or peanuts
  • 5-6 - Green chilli, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp- asafoetida / hing.

How to Make Aval Upma - Poha Upma

  • Wash the poha in a colander under running water.
  • Gently press the poha to remove the excess water and keep it aside in a plate.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds.
  • Add the remaining seasoning ingredients and fry until the dhal is cooked.
  • Add chopped onions and fry till it become soft and add turmeric powder. Mix, cover and cook it for 3-4 minutes on low heat.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook for a minute.
  • Meantime with help of fork, gently fluff up the poha and add to the onion tomato mixture.
  • Stir gently and add salt to taste.
  • Add lemon juice to the mixture and stir well.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve hot with curd or any raita.
  • Recipe courtesy: Sara's Yummy Bites.