Thursday 2 May 2013

Aval Upma/Poha Upma with Peas/Aval Upma Recipes/Aval Upma Recipe with step by step photos

Most of the days, I just don’t plan much about what is to be cooked for breakfast or to pack for lunch. It is always in the last minute I decide to make something and get things done with. Today was one among them, I was really tired, so woke up late, had to pack lunch and send the kids to school. I ended up making Aval/Poha upma in a jiffy and everything was done on time. To my surprise I could get some clicks, I could read my husband’s thoughts “what on earth is she doing…”. But it’s ok, jobs done, wait not just done but well done. This is mom's loving upma. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

 Ok guys, stories apart here’s  Aval/Poha upma with step by step photos…

2 cups
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
4 - 5 slit length wise
One small piece finely chopped
Green peas (frozen or fresh)
2 fist full
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
As needed
1 tbsp
1 tsp finely chopped

For Tempering
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Urad dal
½ tsp
Channa dal/kadalai paruppu
½ tsp
Roasted Peanuts
20 – 25
Curry leaves
One pinch
Preparation Time: 10-12 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Author: Priya Anandakumar

You can use either thick or thin aval(poha). If you are using thick poha rinse and soak it in water for about 10 min. If think poha is used than rinse and soak only for 3-5 min.
Squeeze out the excess water  from the aval/poha and keep it aside.

In a kadai heat oil, add mustard seeds after it splutters add cumin seeds, urad dal, channa dal,curry leaves and sauté until golden brown. Add the peanuts, asafoetida and sauté for about a min.

Now add the onions, green chillies, ginger and sauté until golden brown. Add the green peas, turmeric powder and mix well, cover and cook for about 3-5 min.

Add the rval/poha, salt and mix well but gently for about a min and switch off the stove.
Mix the lemon juice to the poha, garnish it with cilantro and serve hot.

You can finally add some grated coconut for added taste.
Boiled potatoes can also be added to aval upma.

Yummy and delicious Aval/Poha upma is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. Such a easy peasy,healthy BF,looks yumm!!

  2. I can understand the thinking part of what to cook because its the same for me too. But you are doing fine with preparing lovely meals at the split of the moment. This is also something new for me but I am looking hard at this healthy meal for our brunch.

  3. Thinking daily what to cook is one of the difficult job for me too.. I love your aval upma.. One of the healthy South Indian Breakfast..

  4. perfect and quick breakfast,looks yummy.

  5. great breakfast or snacks item...very nice.

  6. very yummy n filling breakfast... so yummy...

  7. very delicious and yummy upma :)

  8. looks scrumptious perfect with tea.

  9. it's the same with me deciding on what to cook is more difficult than the actual cooking...looks yum !

  10. Wonderful and healthy snack dear...

  11. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards, Poha

  12. perfect tiffin.. looks so colorful and those cute peas are so appealing..
    Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  13. Hi. This is an all time favorite.
    Dear, my event is about sharing what you have learnt from ur mom and why u like it, unfortunately I could not read any mention of that in ur post, so can't accept this entry. Pls do send some of ur Mom's recipes, will look fwd.

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