Talk about healthy ingredients and unpolished ingredients is on the top of it.. Today's recipe is using the very healthy aval (poha) to make upuma.. This poha is unpolished and is very healthy.. Great thig about poha is that it needs no cooking or minimal cooking only... This makes a great breakfast or a quick dinner... It takes about 15 minutes and tastes best when serve hot!! You can also garnish with some freshly grated coconut if desired.
Kaikuthal Aval – 1 ½ cups
Salt – 1 ¼ tea spoons
Green Chili – 2
Onion (minced) – ½ cup
Potato (chopped very small) – ¼ cup - optional
Oil – 2 table spoon
Cumin Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Mustard Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Curry Leaves – 6
Asafetida – 1/8 tea spoon
Turmeric Powder – ½ tea spoon + a pinch
Red Chili – 1
Cashew – 2 table spoon
Coriander Leaves – 1 table spoon
Boil potatoes in microwave for 6 minutes with salt and a pinch of turmeric
Once the potatoes are done, wash them through a strainer to remove stickiness and set aside.
Wash the aval thoroughly and drain all the water and set aside.
Add about 3/4 cup water to the aval
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and once it crackles, add cumin seeds
Add cashew and sauté until cashew is golden from all sides
Add red chili, green chili, curry leaves and sauté for 30 seconds
Add onions and sauté for a minute
Add turmeric, salt and asafetida and cook for around 3 minutes
Now add the potatoes and cook for a minute
Strain the aval from excess water
Now add the aval and mix all together and stir for 2 more minutes
Remove from heat and garnish with coriander and the aval upuma is ready to be served!!!