PREP TIME: 10 Mins
COOKING 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.
TIP: This upma can be had without a side dish. If you need some accompaniment, you can eat it with tomato chutney.