Aval Upma

Aval Upma Recipe

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About Aval Upma Recipe:

A South Indian style preparation of flattened rice (poha/ aval) flavoured with curry leaf chillies, lemon and crunchy peanuts. Also known as poha upma or atukula upma this is one of the most easiest and healthy South Indian breakfast recipes made with flattened rice Which has all the goodness of rice and no carbs. It is a ideal food for a kid's lunch box and one of the most common breakfast of India. 

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  • 15 Ingredients
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Ingredients for Aval Upma Recipe

  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Split white urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 No.s Onion Finely Chopped
  • 2 No.s Green chillies chopped
  • 2 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 cup Pohas rinsed
  • As required Salt
  • 1/2 No.s Lime Juice
  • As required Finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoon Roasted Peanuts
  • 17g Fat(25.71%)
  • 12g Protein(19.16%)
  • 20g Carbs(30.95%)
  • 15g Fiber(23.20%)
  • Other(0.98%)
Current Totals
  • Fat
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  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Fat
Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
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  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment


How to Make Aval Upma Recipe


Rinse 2 cups of poha under cold running water and keep aside in a colander to drain.

step 2


In a preheated pan add 1 tsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp split white urad dal. Allow seeds to crackles and dal to turn golden and crisp.

step 3


Add 1 tsp asafoetida( hing), 1 finely chopped onion, 2 chopped green chillies, 2 inch ginger finely chopped, 1 sprig curry leaves. Saute till onions are soft and change colour. Add ¼ tsp turmeric (haldi) powder.

step 4


Next add 2 cups rinsed poha and salt to taste. Sprinkle a little water over the poha and stir to mix all the ingredients well.

step 5


Squeeze juice of ½ lime and cover and cook on low to medium heat for 2 minutes.

step 6


Then add finely chopped coriander leaves as desired and 2 tbsp roasted peanuts. Mix well and turn off the heat. Serve hot.