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Friday, March 4, 2011

Aval Pulao-Poha Pulao recipe-Aval recipe

Mostly we are all busy in the mornings. Mornings are usually hectic with preparing breakfast, packing lunch, helping the kids get ready for school - whew! so much of work but we cannot compromise on the food. We want to have a healthy, nutritious and an easy-to-cook dish. Don't worry - Here is a quick recipe which takes only 15 minutes to prepare. It is Poha pulao recipe fortified with vegetables-Simple yet satisfying dish. Today we will learn how to make poha pulao following this simple recipe.
Poha Pulao-Quick Breakfast
Quick and healthy Breakfast - Poha Pulao and a banana 

Aval Pulao-Poha Pulao

Aval Pulao-Poha Pulao

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Poha Recipes
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Aval/Poha - 1 cup (beaten rice)
   Onion - 1
   Green chilli - 1
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
   Salt needed


   Carrot - 1 small
   Potato - 1/2 a potato
   Beans - 3-4
   Cabbage - 1/4 cup
   Peas - 1/4 cup (cooked)
   Cauliflower -4 florets (optional)

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2-3 tsp
   Cinnamon -1 small bit
   Cloves -2


Wash aval /Poha under running water 2-3 times and drain the water in a colander. Fluff it with a fork and keep it aside.

Finely chop onions and green chillies. Chop all the vegetables and keep it ready. You can also add capsicum, if you want.(All the vegetables together should be around 1/2 -3/4 cup).

aval recipe

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan/kadai, add cinnamon and cloves.Then add finely chopped onions and saute until onions turn transparent.

Now add finely chopped green chillies and ginger-garlic paste (or chopped ginger and garlic).Saute for few more minutes.

Then add all the vegetables, salt needed and cook until soft. (alternatively you can par boil the vegetables or microwave the vegetables separately and then add. In that case, you can add poha immediately.)

After the vegetables are cooked, add the poha/aval and mix gently.(picture 2). If you have bought the thick variety poha, sprinkle a little water and cook covered for 2-3 minutes.

Now your Aval Pulao is ready to be served.

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  1. tat looks perfect n a change from rice..

  2. Very interesting and colourful puloa with poha

  3. Yummy pulao....Healthy and easy to prepare!!

  4. very new but interesting to me....

  5. new and nice post..looks so colorful too

  6. Very ideal for evenings,looks tasty..

  7. looks wow ! nice combo of flavours

  8. Tempting and lovely pulao..looks lovely.

  9. Thats a tempting and beautiful looking pulao..

  10. Yum yum... easy to make and looks yummy

  11. Poha pulao looks yummy and tempting.

  12. thats an easy n healthy tiffin idea...

  13. Different & healthy recipe..very new to me dear

  14. Wow Padhu, this looks just like rice!

  15. very innovative and healthy pulo.loving it.

  16. Something new & delicious for a change from the usual rice pulao...Sure to be a hit with guests too!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  17. wow Simple, filling and yummy poha pulao..Awesome ...

  18. Never thought of making poha like this... thanks!!!

  19. Omg that looks mouthwatering!

  20. Thanks. Today, I will have my dinner with this dish.

  21. Looks yummy.. I m making this today..) Thanks for ur lovely recipes.

  22. Love this recipe....made this for dinner and kids enjoyed it!

  23. Hi Thank you. Made it today and I loved it. :)

  24. Replies
    1. I have used thin variety. You can use any variety aval. Thick aval needs more standing time. Whatever poha you use, make sure it is soft before adding. Taste it and see.

  25. Wonderful and simple recipe. I tried it today and came really well. One addition to this is MTR pulav mix to get the pulav texture and bit of flavour. Thank u padhus.


  26. This is an awesome idea. I love experimenting with substitutes to rice during dinner time. Making chapathis or phulkas is so very time consuming. This indeed turned out to be a quick fix delicious veg fried avalakki. I added dark soya sauce and cumin powder to give that additional touch.

    Thanks for sharing a simple yet great idea :)


  27. Hi, if I use white aval, it becomes like a flour after washing.

    1. You are washing it too much. Just rinse it and drain it in a colander. By the time you prepare the other thing, the poha will become soft.

  28. Awesome,easy and healthy breakfast for Mrng


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