How to make Aval Upma

Posted on Sep 15 2018 - 11:06am by kumar


  • Aval (Flattened Rice/ Poha) – 1 cup (You can make with white or red aval)
  • Onion – 1 (small – chopped)
  • Ginger – a tiny piece (about 1/2″ piece finely chopped or grated)
  • Green Chili – 1 (sliced)
  • Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves (Cilantro) – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Lemon Juice – few drops (about 1/2 tsp)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch (optional)
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For Tempering

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Peanuts (or Channa dal) – 2 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Curry Leaves – 5-6
  • Dry Red Chili – 1

How to Make Aval Upma


  • Take the aval in a big colander or a sieve and wash it under running water.
  • Let it soak in that moisture for about 5-10 minutes while you get the other things ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and peanuts. Roast it on low flame till the peanuts are roasted and mustard seeds finish popping.
  • Add the asafoetida, dry red chili and curry leaves.
  • Add the chopped onions, ginger, green chili and turmeric powder. Saute for a minute.
  • Add the soaked aval and mix. Sprinkle few drops of water if needed. Cover with a lid, reduce the flame and cook for 5-7 minutes.
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