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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Puli Aval-Easy Tamarind Poha(upma) Recipe-Poha Pulihora-Poha Recipes

Flattened rice is easily digestible and is used to prepare a variety of dishes from snacks to light breakfast to desserts. It is also called beaten rice. It is known as Aval in Tamil and Malayalam, Atukulu in Telugu, Poha in Hindi, Pohe in Marathi and Avalakki in Kannada. There are many traditional breakfast recipes which can be prepared in just 5 minutes like this puli aval. The great thing is it is also very healthy. Today we will learn how to make puli aval following this easy recipe.

Puli Aval

How to prepare Puli Aval Upma 

Prep time -under 5 mins
Cook time -under 10 mins
Serves -1-2

Ingredients needed 

Poha/aval/flattened rice -1 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Tamarind paste -1 tsp
Salt as needed

For the seasoning 

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida/hing - a generous pinch
Bengal gram dal/kadalai paruppu - 2 tsp
Red chillies -2
Green chillies -1
Roasted peanuts -2-3 tbsp
Curry leaves - few


Wash aval/poha twice and drain the water completely. Add turmeric powder, thick tamarind extract (very less) or tamarind paste, little salt and mix it well. Keep it aside. In the meantime we will prepare the seasoning.

how to make puli aval

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, channa dal, red chillies, green chillies, peanuts, salt needed and curry leaves. 

When dal turns golden brown, fluff poha and add to it. Mix well, check for salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Switch off the flame and serve with potato chips or papads or vadams.

More Poha Recipes 

Kande Pohe

Aval Pulao 

Aval Upma

Poha Laddu 

Poha Kheer 

Aloo Poha 

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  1. Aval in any form is a favourite in my family and this is just yumm.

  2. Delicious and lovely looking poha recipe. Excellent preparation.

  3. looks soo tempting n delicious....

  4. Thank you Padhu for the idea you gave me for 2morrow morning 's

  5. If in doubt i open only yur recipe page to check. But i have one suggestion. Could you pls mention the num of persons your quantity would serve or fr items like idli or dosa ... hw many pieces it would make .. i had to make rava idlis the other day bt was not sure hw many your given quantity would make

  6. Very healthy and delicious poha pulihora.

  7. Easy and healthy recipe.. looks great!

  8. Fluff poha and add- it is this kind of fine tips included in your recipe that make it stand apart and very very useful for novice like me. Made it yesterday and
    Came out very well.An excellent recipe.
    Thanks again

  9. Can we make this using readymade puliogare powder like mtr's

  10. Hi, can you give gojjavalakki recipe please?


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