Monday, May 06, 2013

How to make Poha / Aval Upma / Kande Poha / Spicy Red Poha:

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Poha,  made from flattened rice, is a popular and easy-to-cook, healthy snack. It is often eaten for breakfast or brunch. 
In this recipe, the slightly moistened poha is cooked with lightly frying onion, green chilly and other flavoring spices.
This easily digestible form of raw rice tastes great with garlic chutney and a hot cup of coffee or tea.
So, here goes the easy to make Spicy Poha  recipe..:)
·      Poha ( Red or white)   - 2 cups
·      Oil                             - 2 tsp
·      Onion big                   - 1
·      Split green chilly         - 1 or 2
·      Mustard                     - ¼ tsp
·      Cumin                                    - ½ tsp
·      Split urad dal             - ½ tsp
·      Curry leaves               - a few
·      Hing                                      - a pinch
·      Turmeric pwd             - a pinch
·      Peanuts                     - 2 tbsp
·      Lemon juice               - 2 drops
·      Chopped corianderleaves
·      Salt to taste
1.   Clean and wash poha in water thoroughly.
2.   Drain in a colander and set it aside with the moisture.
3.   Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
4.   Temper with mustard, cumin, split urad dal, green chilly, curry leaves and hing.
5.   Allow to splutter.
6.   Add finely sliced onion and fry till transculent.
7.   Add turmeric pwd, salt and mix well.
8.   Add peanuts and sauté further for a minute.
9.   Now fluff the poha gently with a fork and add it to the pan.
10.Mix well and cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
11.Turn off flame and add few drops of lemon juice and finely chopped coriander leaves.
12.It tastes unbeatable with chutney & a hot cup of coffee or tea.
Similar Recipes:
·        Rava Kichadi
·        Idiyappam
·        Spicy Adai


  1. Look so good, it makes me hungry again!

  2. never had red healthy...

  3. Super love this for Infact this is my bf for tomorrow.

  4. yummy aval upma. Looks very luscious. Bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing.

    today's post:

  5. Healthy with red one.

  6. I have been making a lot of poha, I love the spicy version.

  7. Nice... I wish I can find flattened rice.

  8. Healthy and tasty breakfast..

  9. love poha. hope you are settled.

  10. Yummy and healthy Jay..So your kitchen started off...!

  11. I have a weakness for poha , can have it anytime of the day. Todays post :

  12. one of the easiest recipe that we can have at any time....


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