Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pepper And Jeera Aval Upma

          Aval or Poha is beaten rice which can be used in number of dishes, of all of them upma is the most common. It comes in handy on those Sunday mornings, when you wake up late and want to do something fast. Everyone has their own version, this is how I make,with pepper, jeera, garlic..

Need To Have
  • Aval - 2 cups
  • Peanuts - a handful
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Black Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
  • Coriander Leaves - to garnish

          Powder the pepper and cumin seeds coarsely. Chop  the onion, garlic and tomato. Wash the aval for a couple of times, drain and keep with a sprinkle of watert. Heat oil, add the mustard seeds and urad dal and peanuts, slightly roast the peanuts. Now add the garlic and onion and curry leaves, saute till the raw smell of garlic goes, then add the chopped tomato and salt, saute for few more mins, till the tomatoes wilt but do not make it mushy. Add now the powdered pepper and cumin, mix well, garnish with chopped coriander and serve warm. Tastes great with the crunchy peanuts in between and with the nice pepper-jeera flavor.

I used the red poha that is available here, you can use either white or red.
I used the thin poha, if you are using the very thick variety soak it accordingly.

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  1. very nice recipe,sounds so yummy..i love to eat poha n this is too good,very inviting..red poha makes it even more healthy rt?
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  2. first time here.. aval upma looks delicious... very innovative..

  3. Upma luks delicious....simple n delicious recipe

  4. upma looks really yumm.this version seems very simple too..

  5. Upma looks yummy. Perfect healthy breakfast.

  6. wow this is new to me. Looks good.Thanks for your comment at my place
    golden syrup is a thick syrup its contents are sugar and citric acid. even i found it for the first time. I thought it can be substituted with honey.

  7. That looks SOOOOOOO delicious - totally bookmarking to try soon!

  8. i make it slightly differently without the tomato & garlic, but this looks tasty! gonna try it next time :)

  9. Never knew poha can be made this beautifull:-) Bookmarked!