Saturday, 11 May 2013

Poha/Avalakki Upma/Beaten Rice Upma

Poha is a very light nutritious recipe for a breakfast to be prepared in a jiffy. Usually poha could be prepared in many ways with added vegetables like adding potatoes makes it a north Indian special called batata poha, also some add carrots, potatoes, beans, peas and make it further nutritious called avalakki mixed veg bhath and so on.
But I simply follow my own superfast recipe with mild spices and added peanuts which gives a crunchy tatse to the poha prepared.I learnt batata poha from my mom, now I twisted and made it simple poha.Here I share with you my simple superfast poha recipe.

Thick Poha/Beaten rice-2 cups
Onion-1 finely chopped
Tomato-1 diced fine
Green chillies-1 or 2 (according to your preference) slit lengthwise
Peanuts-handful(you could avoid using if you don't have but it gives a unique crunchy tatse to this poha)
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera-1 tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Sugar-1/2 tsp(you could skip if you don't like)
Salt to taste
Lemon juice-1-2 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp

Wash the 2 cups of poha in running cold water and drain off the water in them. Keep it aside.Keep sprinkling little water on it if you feel it is getting too dry.
In a pan add oil and when hot add peanuts and roast in a low to medium flame till they become crunchy.
Once done add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, as they splatter add onion and fry till translucent.
Add green chillies and curry leaves to it and fry along.
Then add turmeric powder,coriander powder and mix well.
Now add tomatoes and saute till they get little tender.
Add sugar and mix.Add salt to taste and mix well.
Now add the poha to this just toss the poha in the mixture.
Sprinkle lemon juice on top.
Your poha/avalakki upma is ready to serve.
Serve hot as it is or with yogurt and pickle as accompaniment.


Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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