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Saturday, December 21, 2013

10 minute kanda Poha (அவல் உப்புமா )

Poha is flattened rice which has lots of vitamin c and iron in it. Its very filling whenever we eat this, for breakfast or snack or dinner. The color the poha gets is from turmeric. You can add potato to this I never tried it though. I usually add peanuts to give a little crunch and make it even more healthier.
I am a fan of this upma. When we lived in India my cook used to do this for morning breakfast .I learnt it from her, the way she do it with love for cooking and with a smiley face, I love her a lot. I miss her a lot here ....
This recipe is very easy to make and it will be ready in 5 minutes. When you come from office tired this gives you much energy to prepare a delicious dinner for your family .

Check other upma varieties like Lemon semolina bath,Rava kichadi

Preparation time:10 min

  • 2 cup poha/aval.
  • Pinch of turmeric.
  • 1 small Onion.
  • 2 green Chilies.
  • Oil for tempering.
  • Salt as needed.
To temper:
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts.
  • 1/2 tbs Mustard seeds.
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal (optional)
  • Wash the poha 2 times to remove the impurities in it.
  • Drain the excess water and leave it aside.
  • Finely chop the onions and slit the green chilies.
  • Heat the oil and temper it with items "To temper".
  • Saute the peanuts until they turn little brown (so that they will be crunchy)
  • If you are adding urad dal add it now .
  • Add the onion,green chili and saute until translucent.
  • Add turmeric and required salt and saute for a second.
  • Add poha and mix it well .
  • Poha upma is ready to be served in minutes.

  • Drain the water when you clean the poha .Otherswise the upma will be soggy.


  1. I am also a fan of this upma. Very well prepared dear

    On-going event: healthy vegetarian side dishes.

  2. One of my favorite breakfast and tea time dishes to eat! Looks yummy!

    1. lazy persons meal i would say, a very easy one right ?Stay in touch .

  3. I always love the quick breakfast recipes. Looks very tasty.

  4. Upma sounds so good! Glad to have stumbled by

    1. Glad you liked it shashi .Do keep in touch..

  5. Our favorite week end break fast. I always made with black beans n corn. Hv recipe on my blog under protein poha.

    1. hmm you always have a very healthy options .You kids are so lucky to have u as mom linsy.

  6. Aval upma looks delecious, thanks for sharing :)

  7. Looks so easy breakfast love that

  8. Rice is more popular over here than poha. I really don't know why to buy it so I am sure rice (cooked) will work fine for this tempting dish. Beautiful add on of ingredients.

    1. You mean raw rice ?I am sure it gives a great taste may be you need to add more chili and salt than for a regular poha .

  9. I too love kanda poha.Anytime I am lazy to make lunch just for me I just make this.

    1. Exactly my better half dont love it all the time ,But me love it anytime .


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