Saturday, June 23, 2012

Aval Upma-Poha Upma Recipe-Aval Recipes

Here is a quick fix breakfast recipe which you can prepare in a jiffy with minimum and easily available ingredients. I find many mothers resorting to 2 minutes instant food for breakfast due to lack of time. This aval recipe can also be prepared in just a few minutes time and is very healthy, delicious and filling. Great for working folks, bachelors and busy women.

Aval Upma-Poha upma

How to make Aval Upma

Prep time - under 5 mins
Cook time - under 10 mins
Serves -1 

Ingredients needed 

Aval (flattened rice)- 1 cup
Onion - 1
Green chilli -1 finely chopped
Ginger - 1/2 tsp finely chopped
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Roasted peanuts - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Oil -1 tbsp

For the seasoning

Mustard - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera - 3/4 tsp
Hing - pinch
Red chillies -1
Curry leaves - few

For garnishing

Grated coconut - 1 tbsp (optional)
Finely chopped coriander leaves


Wash poha 2 times and drain it in a colander.Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Dry roast peanuts and keep it aside. Skip this step if you are using roasted peanuts.


Heat a tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add jeera, hing, red chilli and curry leaves.

Then add finely chopped onions, ginger, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt. ( you can add salt required for the aval also now)

Saute till onions turn pink.

Then add poha/aval, roasted peanuts and mix well.Cook for 2-3 seconds and remove from flame.

Squeeze a few drops of  lemon juice and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.

More Aval Recipes

Aloo Poha You can do this with left over potato curry also.

Aval Pulao

Meet you all with more quick and easy recipes. Stay tuned!


  1. hey this looks great. nice one.

  2. I make this every week..It is simple,easy and tasty .

  3. Hi Padhu ,

    thank you for your comment on my guest post

    and Aval upma looks delicious!!!

    Keep on Padhu :)

  4. This is a super tasty dish. We have this for BF at least once a week !

  5. Love it anytime. A handy tasty snack.loved ur preparation.

  6. nice n easy........a much better choice than the instant noodles!

  7. Sounds perfect for me! What a great way to start the day!

  8. Such a fabulous and super tempting upma.

  9. This is like south indian poha... my husband is not a fan of the regular poha but this south indian touch is something that might get him to like one of my favourite breakfasts.

  10. Delicious looking aval. Wonderful to have it as a breakfast.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. superb and light breakfast..

  12. Simple,quick and delicious poha

  13. Very healthy and easy breakfast...

  14. Very quick & my favourite breakfast

  15. when we were small my mom used to prepare this upma, now we forget, thanks for making me to remember, tomorrow's my tiffin is AVAL UPMA

  16. Avil upma looks so awesome. I love it.

  17. I dont know how to do it but also tried to do not able do good aval upma.
    will try according to your receipe ,i think will get nice

  18. hi padhu

    all your recipes are very nice
    i want to lose weight as my marriage is fixed can i have a diet chart..what to have for BF,lunch and dinner with low calories....
    thanks in advance

  19. worked out well. tried cashews instead of groundnuts. Many Thanks for sharing:)

  20. Very good recipe. To make it into Poha I added chopped cooked potatoes and some extra lemon. I also added a few( half a spoon) whole black peppers while garnishing

  21. thanks. Excellent recipe. I just finished making and eating.....

  22. Very easy! Makes excellent office lunch !

  23. Thank you. This may help for bachelors who used to save time in cooking.


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