Poha Recipe – Aval Upma – Quick breakfast with flattened rice
Poha Recipe – Aval Upma – Quick breakfast with flattened rice, peanuts and onions – Aval Upma called as Poha in North India is an easy, simple breakfast prepared by cooking soaked flattened rice with onions and peanuts.
Normally Tamil people would have Idly/Dosa/Upma for their breakfast. But, many people would run farther whenever they hear the word ‘Upma‘. 😀 There are loads of Upma varieties – Arisi Upma, Rava Upma, Wheat rava Upma, Semiya Upma, Ragi Semiya Upma etc. They would make a proper full-supplement delicious breakfast when accompanied with matching chutney/sambhar/kothsu. They are easy to prepare and would mostly be preferred by Bachelors/Bachelorettes for breakfast. Here is one simple but delicious recipe for Aval Upma commonly referred to as POHA.
Easy Poha Recipe – Aval Upma – kanda poha – Flattened rice recipe – HomeMaking Delight
Growing up, I was never a big fan of upma varieties and never touched them. My mom would prepare dosa for me whenever she prepared upma at my home. Luckily, they never served upma in my college hostel too (Not so lucky, I could have killed a few people with my hostel IDLIES in a single hit 😐). Once I was at home for my study hols and I was reading ( ??!??!!? ) something. As I was reading, I saw my Thatha (Grandfather) rushing in and out of the dining hall very frequently munching something. He normally used to eat very less irrespective of whether he liked or not. Out of curiosity, I opened and saw what it was there in the hot pack and to my surprise, I saw steaming ‘Aval Upma’ in there. I had already had dosa then, so I rushed to tell my mom that Thatha seemed to have like it so much. My mom was so glad hearing that and then she asked me to try that. Saying that, she put a spoonful of that AVAL Upma into my mouth and that moment I realized that UPMAs are all not that bad like I had been assuming ( After started my own cooking while I was staying with my friends, UPMAs are the ones that kept me alive, that is a different story 😛). Good thing is her poha recipe is quite simple too. She prepares so many flavors of POHA (Sweet, Tamarind, Lime, Dhal flavored) all of which would be so delicious. I would post them soon for you guys. Over to my mom’s delicious poha recipe – Onion Aval Upma – Kanda Poha from Home-Making-Delight with step by step photos.