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Monday, December 6, 2010

VEGETABLE POHA / AVAL UPMA / ALOO POHA / KANDE POHA


This poha is best when done with thicker variety.

INGREDIENTS:

Thick poha / Getti aval - 2 cups
Carrot - 1
Potato - 1
Shelled peas - 1/4 cup
Chopped onions - 1/4 cup (optional)
Salt - as per taste
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon
Scraped coconut - 1 tablespoon (optional)

For tempering:

Oil - 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Peanuts - 1 tablespoon
Green chillies - 2
Hing
Curry leaves - a sprig

METHOD:

Wash the poha gently, drain the water completely and keep aside for 10 - 15 minutes. (By doing like this, the texture of the poha will be maintained instead of soaking in water for some time. However, if elders prefer the poha to be soft, soak in water for 10 minutes, squeeze out the water completely and use).

Heat oil in a kadai and temper with the given ingredients, add the chopped onions( I haven't used) and when translucent add the shelled peas, diced potatoes and chopped carrot. Loosen the poha gently with your hands and then add the poha. Add salt, mix it gently, sprinkle some water and cook it covered till soft. Add the grated coconut and mix gently again. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with any chutney of your choice or tomato ketchup. Tastes fantastic when served hot.

NOTE: You can also squeeze the juice of a lemon at the end. If done with potatoes it is aloo poha and if done with onions it is kande poha.

41 comments :

  1. Very inviting, filling and delicious aval upma..

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  2. Never vtried aval upma with veggies,sure will make this way here after!

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  3. This is sure a interesting try with veggies....sounds tasty too

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  4. Wow used to have in canteen for breakfast or with eveng tea.....sounds good.
    Biny

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  5. delicious and healthy with vegetables

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  6. I make this exactly same way, Looks yummm

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  7. An all time favourite in my family household.

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  8. this looks soooooo yummy ! lovely presentation !!

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  9. Delicious looking upma...thanks for visiting my space after a long time...following u...keep visiting.

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  10. very inviting platter shanthiji. great presentation too.
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  11. Never tried this way. will try somtime. thnx :)

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  12. They are lip smacking... and go well with ketchup too!!

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  13. Poha looks very nice Shanti didi.

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  14. aval upma looks droolworthy can I have the entire plate to myself?

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  15. I love it and make it often.. looks beautiful and the platting is awesome too..

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  16. this is one of my comfort food..

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  17. Beautiful presentation!!

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  18. my mil always makes with veggies though i have not tried ,but always add peanuts only.
    U made it really yummy and nice presentation

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  19. Delicious upma..For a upma fans this dish sure will please the palates!!

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  20. looks yummy.. i must try this some day..

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  21. Yummy and healthy.Love the presentation..

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  22. lovely presentation and it seems really yum too

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  23. i love poha upma love ur version looks fab :)

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  24. This used to be my favorite weekend brunch years back. Love the texture and the udhir udhir poha you made! Super!

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  25. Art work pramaatham mami!!..:) ungaathukku thakkudu varumpoothu panni tharuveelaa??..:)

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  26. Enna pathi un blogla kanna pinnannu podama irundhaa pannitharuven

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  27. so, ungalai pathi poodanumnu intha konthaikku indirect msg kudukkarel illaiyaa??..:)) blog URL noted. suuperaa oru post yeluthumpoothu i will link ur URL...:) thakkudu yaanai meela yerina kadai theriyumaa ungalukku??(chk latest post)

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  28. Looks very colorful and nice.

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  29. the infusion of flavors in this dish is so delicious

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