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.