Tomato Poha-Thakkali Aval
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Quick Breakfast-Aval-Poha
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Flattened rice/Poha/aval – 1 cup
Onion – 2 medium size or 1 big
Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
Tomato – 3 big ripe ones
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
For the Seasoning
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Hing -a generous pinch
Red chilli – 2
Curry leaves – a sprig
Chop onion, tomatoes and green chillies and keep it ready.
There are two varieties of poha/aval. One is the thick variety and another is the thin variety. You can use any poha for this recipe. I have used thick red poha for this recipe. It is made from red rice.
For thin poha – Wash and rinse poha 3 times and then drain it in a colander. No need to soak.
For thick poha – Wash and rinse poha 2 times and then soak it for 2 minutes. Then drain the water in a colander. After few minutes, fluff it with a fork and keep it ready.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing and red chillies.
When mustard and cumin seeds sizzles, add chopped onions, green chilli and curry leaves.
Saute until onions turn transparent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt needed.
Cook until tomatoes become mushy and the rawness of the tomato goes.
Now add the drained poha and mix well. Check for salt. Add if needed.
Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy hot tomato poha for breakfast or dinner or as a snack.
If you are a poha/aval lover, find more Easy Poha Recipes.
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It was very delicious!!!!
Thank u for sharing the recipe.
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Thanks once again
Hi Padhu, shall I grind tomatoes instead of chopping?
Yes, you can.
Made it and it was delicious… thanks for the recipe. Can I suggest you one thing… it’s very basic thing but can help someone who have no experience in cooking.
In the steps it’s mentioned as cook until mushy but I don’t know that we have to cover and cook .(it’s mentioned in video). So please make steps and video like to like.
Really enjoying your recipes
Cook tomatoes until mushy. It does not matter if you do not cover and cook. Tomato gets cooked faster if you cover and cook. If you do not cover, it will take more time.That’s all.