Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Avalakki Uppittu / Poha Upma

  • 1 cup Thick Avalakki/Poha/Flat Rice
  • 2 tsp Peanuts
  • 4 Cashew nuts
  • 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 1/2 cup Potato chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup fresh/frozen Peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped Capsicum
  • 3 Green chilies slit
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 3 tsp Coriander chopped
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

  1. Wash avalakki/poha with plenty of water and remove the dirt.
  2. Strain the water immediately and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, when they splutter add peanuts, cashew nuts, urad dal and chana dal. Fry them till light brown.
  4. Now add green chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Add chopped potatoes, capsicum and peas, fry them well till cooked.
  6. Add turmeric powder, saute it.
  7. Now reduce the flame and add avalakki (poha) and salt.
  8. Mix them gently so the rice flakes are not broken.
  9. Close the lid for few minutes till the avalakki is heated.
  10. Now switch off the flame, squeeze the juice from the lemon and mix them again.
  11. Transfer to the serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves.
  12. Serve hot.

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