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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Poha Upma/Rice flakes Upma ~ A delicious breakfast/snack dish

Upma is a type of preperation belongs to south Indian cuisine. In the preperation, there are certain Indian spices are used. Upma can be made with Poha or rice flakes, Semiya or vermicelli, Suji, Oats flakes and so on. Upma is made usually for breakfast and it's a little spicy preperation.
Upma is very common in my household and specially I love it. Usually I make it with suji, but this time I tried it with rice flakes for a change. You can add all sorts of vegetables(carrot, beans, cauliflower, capsicum, green peas etc.) to the upma to make it more healthier and filling.

You Need :
Poha/rice flakes : 11/2 cup
Potato : 1, cut into small dices
Cauliflower : cut into small florets
Tomato : 1, chopped
Onion : 1, sliced
Ginger : 1" piece, finely chopped
Green chilli : 1, finely chopped
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp.
Red Chilli powder : 1-2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil : 1-2 tblsp.
Raw peanuts : 1/3 cup
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
Tempering :
Mustard seeds : 2 tsp.
Curry leaves : 10-12 nos.
Chana Dal : 1 tsp.
Urad dal : 1 tsp.

How To :
  • Wash poha and then soak in little water for 2 minutes, then drain the whole water and keep aside. Otherwise poha will be very soggy.
  • Heat 1 tblsp. oil in a pan, add vegetables and saute till done, keep aside. In the same pan, fry raw peanuts in little oil until brown and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add 1 tblsp. oil and heat. Then temper it with two types of dal first, then add mustard seed and curry leaves. When seeds crackle and you get the aroma of curry leaves, add onions immediately, saute till they change color.
  • Then add chopped green chillies, ginger and tomatoes. When tomatoes softens, add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Add soaked poha, vegetables and fried peanuts. Mix everything well, season with salt and 1 tsp. sugar to balance the taste. Stir fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and don't forget to garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. It gives a special touch to this dish.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / by / 10 Comments


  1. very yummy upma... have it at any time...

  2. A completely meal,lovely upma,my kind of food.

  3. I make exactly the same way only don't add urad dal...Looks inviting..
    Indrani onek din tomake dekhina..Esho shomoye pele..

  4. Yummy and flavourful upma. Me too made like same way. Delicious....

    today's recipe:

  5. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards, Poha


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