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Q: Recipe for Poha Upma
-- Anonymous, USA 01/08/04

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Poha Upma

Poha Upma, also called Aval Upma in Tamil or Atukula Upma in Telegu is an easy simple dish that is usually made for breakfast. It is a staple breakfast item in Maharashtra and Northern Karnataka. It is easy to make and is normally served with Sev sprinkled on top.

Preparation time ([days] hrs:min): 00:20

Cooking time ([days] hrs:min): 00:15

No. of servings: 3

Poha Upma (Upma made from beaten rice (Aval or Atukulu))

List of ingredients:

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups poha (beaten rice)  
  • 1 in number potato (boiled and peeled and chopped into cubes)  
  • 1/2 cup onion - chopped fine  
  • 2 in number green chillies - chopped fine  
  • 2 in number dry red chillies - broken into pieces  
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)  
  • 1 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder  
  • For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds  
  • 1 tsp urad dal  
  • 1 tsp channa dal  
  • 1 tsp curry leaves  
  • 1 tbsp oil  
  • For Garnishing:
  • 1 tbsp coriander (cilantro) leaves  

Cooking procedure:

Method: Step 1: Wash the poha and soak in 1/2 cup of water for about 5 to 7 minutes. Step 2: In a pan heat the oil. Add all the seasoning ingredients and fry for 3 minutes. Then add the chopped onions, green chillies and red chillies and saute until golden brown. Step 3: Then add the boiled potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and mix. LAstly, add the soaked poha and mix well. Kep on low heat for about 5 minutes. Step 4: Serve hot garnished with Cilantro.

Storage Tips:

Tastes best when fresh.

Additional Info:

Poha upma may be served with Sev sprinkled on top.

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