Poha or Aval Upma is one of the easiest upmas you can make. This version is topped with savory mixtures and sev with raw onions that gives you a feeling of eating a chat.
When I started making poha again after a period, I noticed that it had mixed reactions. Each one had a different opinion about it. Konda refused to eat it, while Hubby said he would have it if he was offered as how it was made in Haridwar. Peddu loves it while Chinnu says its ok, mostly for the cashews I add in it.
So with reaction, I try to repeat it once in two weeks just to ensure we have a different breakfast. I love it and so I don't mind repeating it more often.
And this is one of the simplest and quietest breakfast you can make when you are rushing out on a weekday.
We are doing BM#93, week 2 with Easy Breakfast Dishes.
Poha | How to make Poha
1 cup Beaten Rice / Flattened Rice / Poha
1/2 cup Onions finely chopped
Handful Curry Leaves
3 to 4 Green Chillies
1 tsp Mustard Seed
1/2 tsp Urad Dal
Handful Peanuts roasted
Handful Cashew nut
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
Handful Coriander Leaves
Sev as required
Lemon Juice as required
2 tsp Cooking Oil
Onions, finely chopped as required
How to make Poha
Wash the thick poha for a couple of times. Soak in water for 5 to 7 mins.
Drain and let it stand for 10 mins.
Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard, urad, cashews, chopped green chilies, peanuts, curry leaves, finely chopped onions.
When the onions are lightly coloured, add the drained poha and add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
Simmer and cook with covered lid for 5 mins.
When serving, squeeze in lemon juice, top with coriander leaves, sev, mixture and finely chopped onions.
Poha | How to make Poha
- 1 cup Beaten Rice / Flattened Rice / Poha
- 1/2 cup Onions finely chopped
- Handful Curry leaves
- 3 to 4 Green Chillies
- 1 tsp Mustard seed
- 1/2 tsp Urad dal
- Handful Peanuts roasted
- Handful Cashew nut
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- Handful Coriander leaves
- Handful Sev
- Handful Mixture
- Lemon Juice as required
- 2 tsp Cooking Oil
- Onions finely chopped as required
- Wash the thick poha for a couple of times. Soak in water for 5 to 7 mins.
- Drain and let it stand for 10 mins.
- Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard, urad, cashews, chopped green chilies, peanuts, curry leaves, finely chopped onions.
- When the onions are lightly coloured, add the drained poha and add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
- Simmer and cook with covered lid for 5 mins.
- When serving, squeeze in lemon juice, top with coriander leaves, sev, mixture, and finely chopped onions.
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Priya Suresh says
One of the best, quickest and satisfying breakfast.. Just love this poha very much.. Adding sev and mixture on the top sounds absolutely ultmate.
I used to make this poha upma often. Its been long since i made it, now looking at this i am getting tempted to make it.
My folks don't eat poha at all and it is my favorite. I was just telling my older one that I would make poha just for myself tomorrow 🙂 I am so going to make this for myself.
Aval upma is one of Sruti's favourite so whenever I make it, she enjoys it. Adding the farsaan will surely make it more delicious. I will try this next time for her.
Poha is my fast food! I make it all the time however I do not add nuts as FIL cannot eat them. Will try your version sometime when he is out of station.
Sushma Pinjala says
Poha looks amazing Valli, one of my favorite dish.
Poha is such an easy and filling dish. I make it for breakfast, lunch and dinner at home 🙂 I like how you served it with sev amd onion on top.
Today only I made poha. with sev it taste just heavenly. give a cup of tea and it will go in notime.
I love poha but bothe the husband and daughter don't. So I hardly make it anymore. I love this idea of adding cashews. Will try that...maybe they will change their mind. The poha looks so fluffy and yum....need a bowl right now!!
This is how exactly I eat my poha....sprinkled with some sev and raw chopped onion. The crunch of sev and onion make poha all the more interesting
Suma Gandlur says
I am surprised that you haven't posted the poha recipe yet. A simple yet yummy breakfast to cook when you are lazy.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
This is what I want to eat for lunch today! Looks perfect and so quick to make as well.
Priya Srinivasan says
This is our breakfast for weekends!!! Looks super yumm with all that toppings valli!!! simple, yet delicious!!
Simply Tadka says
One of the best option for breakfast.. I love poha and tea combo.