Thursday, July 17, 2014



    • Prep time : 15 minutes          Cook Time: 15 minutes      Yields: Serves 4
    • Ingredients 
      1. Poha(THICK)   1 cup
      2. Onion    1 medium(finely chopped)
      3. green chillies   2-3no.s (chopped or coarsely ground)
      4. Ginger       1/2 tsp (finely chopped)
      5. carrot     1-2 tbsp (finely chopped)
      6. curry leaves   few
      7. coriander leaves  few(chopped)
      8. turmeric powder  a pinch 
      9. To Temper
      10. oil  3 tsp
      11. Cumin seeds    1/4 tsp
      12. Mustard seeds 1 tsp 
      13. Cashew nuts 5 no.s 
      14. Chana dal   1/2 tsp 
      15. Urad dal   1/2 tsp 
    To temper
    1. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
    2. Oil    3tsp 
    3. Channa dal   1tsp
    4. Cashew nut   4no.s(optional)
    • Method

        • Wash and drain it and keep aside. 
        • heat oil in a wok and add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter, then add chana dal, urad dal and cashew nuts fry till golden brown.
        • Then add chopped onions,ground green chillies, ginger, carrot and curry leaves, saute for 2 minutes or until onion turns soft and light brown.
        • After that add poha and turmeric powder, enough salt and stir fry 1-2 minutes in low-medium heat.
        • Finally Add some finely chopped coriander leaves, mix well.
        • That's it...Tasty Aval Upma ready. Serve hot. If desired add few drops of lemon juice to the upma before serving.

        Notes:
        Do not soak aval/poha in water for long time.
        Heat oil in a pan, then wash poha and drain it and keep aside.
        But if you want too soft poha upma then soak it water for 2 minutes then drain well and keep aside.

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