Friday, March 6, 2009

Aval/Poha/Beaten Rice Flakes Upma

Aval upma is an easy,nutritious breakfast.


1 cup - thick variety aval

1 medium sized onion

2 - green chillies

1 tsp - mustard seeds

1 tsp - split urad dal

1 tsp - jeera

1/2 tsp - turmeric powder

A sprig of curry leaves

chopped cilantro leaves for garnishing

2tbsp - oil


Wash and soak the aval in water for about 1/2 hr.The level of the water should be just above the aval.

Strain through a colander and keep aside.

In a pan heat the oil.Add the mustard seeds.When they splutter, add the urad dal

Once the urad dal turns slightly brown add the jeera.

Then add the onions,turmeric powder chillies and curry leaves.

When the onions become translucent add the strained poha.

Lower the heat and add required amount of salt.Keep on stirring the poha until the raw smell of the poha goes off.

Switch of the stove and add coriander leaves.

This is my entry to EC's Quick meal event.