Aval/Poha Upma

PREP TIME: 10 Mins


Ingredients – For Stuffing

Mustard – 1 teaspoon

Urad dal – 1 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Onion – 1 finely chopped

Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped

Ginger – 1 finely chopped

Mixed vegetables – 1 cup (carrot, peas and potato cut to small cubes)

White Poha/Aval – 1 cup (washed and soaked in water for 10 mins)

Coriander – 4 to 5 sprigs finely chopped

Salt – to taste

Chilli powder – 1 tea spoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Oil – 1 teaspoon


STEP 1: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and let it splutter. Now add the urad dal and wait till it turns golden brown and add the curry leaves.

STEP 2: Add green chilli, Ginger and onions. Once the onion turns translucent add the mixed vegetables. Add chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Add 1 cup water.

STEP 3: Close the pan with a lid and cook till the vegetables become tender but not overcooked.

STEP 4: Now add the soaked and strained poha/aval to the vegetables and mix slowly. (Be careful while mixing as the poha is very soft it can get mashed)

STEP 5: Cook for just 2 mins and add chopped coriander leaves.

Poha Upma

TIP: This upma can be had without a side dish. If you need some accompaniment, you can eat it with tomato chutney.


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