Aval Upma

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 200g- aval or poha (approx 3 to 4 cups)
  • 1 - small onion (optional)
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1/2 cup - tamarind juice
  • 3 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 3 - red chillies
  • 1 tsp - black pepper
  • 2 tsp - blackgram dal
  • 2 tsp - bengalgram dal
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Curry leaves and coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil

How to Make Aval Upma

  • Take a flat, large bowl and wash the poha or aval in water. Drain immediately. Do not allow any water to stay.
  • Then, soak the aval in the 1/2 cup of tamarind juice for about 15-20 minutes after adding a pinch of salt.
  • Grind the coriander seeds, red chillies, black pepper, blackgram dal and bengalgram dal after frying them in a tsp of cooking oil. Grind them into a fine texture.
  • Then, take a large pan and pour some cooking oil and add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Then, add the cut green chillies. Add the 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and the 1/2 tsp of blackgram dal and allow them to turn light brown in colour.
  • Add the onion now and fry till it turns transparent in colour.
  • Then aval or poha should be added. By this time it would have absorbed all the tamarind juice.
  • Add the grounded masala to the aval after this. And stir the mixture well, till the aval is coated well with the masala.
  • Just check to see if there is adequate salt. Add more if needed.
  • Keep the pan covered for about 2-3 minutes and garnish with the curry leaves and coriander leaves before serving.