Aval Upma

Aval Upma
Originally uploaded by simplyspices


  • 2 cups Aval/Poha
  • 1 cup Onion,chopped
  • 1 cup Vegetables (carrots,beans,peas)
  • 1 tsp. Urad dal
  • 1 tsp. Chana dal
  • 1 tsp. Mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch hing
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves


  • Heat oil in a pan, add green chillies, urad dal, chana dal, mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves;Fry them for couple of seconds.
  • Add chopped onion, and let the onion become translucent.
  • Add vegetables,salt and water;cover and cook well.
  • Wash the aval ; remove the water.
  • Squeeze out the excess water; drop the aval into the pan.
  • Mix everything well on medium heat.
  • Serve with coconut chutney.


  • If you use "Thin Poha" - Soak the poha and washed just before adding it into the cooked vegetables.If you use "Thick Poha", soak the poha for 5 min.
  • To make a rich taste add 1 tbsp cashews and 1/2 cup chopped Tomato.
  • This recipe used "Red Thin Poha".


Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow healthy and yummy....

Hema said...

Thank you kitchen flavours!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy.. i love aval upma. i also add turmeric powder and finally squeeze some lime juice.

Hema said...

Thanks for the good tips dear...

Malar Gandhi said...

Nice upma...first time here, I like ur profile picture, what a lovely decor!:)

Hema said...

Thanks for stopping by Malar. Profile picture credit goes to "Google Images".

Good Paediatrician in Velachery said...

Wow! Really good one! I like the pic too. It is nicely taken. Food looks yumm.

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