Saturday 9 December 2017

Red Aval Upma / Rice Flakes Upma / Poha Upma / Aval Upma

Rice flakes / Aval / poha is a flattened or beaten rice; which is commonly used in many Indian dishes.

Though white Rice flakes is commonly used in our day-to-day cooking, I prefer to use red rice flakes (made from red rice) for its nutritive value since it is high in fiber and iron content comparatively.

Though I have already posted kesari, payasam / kheer, ladoo and snack recipes using red rice flakes, here is an easy to prepare and simple south Indian breakfast recipe (Aval Upma) using red rice flakes.

Let's check the recipe now;

15  mins
20 mins
Recipe for  Red Aval Upma / Poha Upma
Recipe type: Tiffin item / breakfast recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Serves - 2 to 3(approximately)

Red rice flakes  - 2 cups
Roasted groundnut - 1 or 2  tbsp

Turmeric powder - ¼ (optional)
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 3 to 4 (slitted)
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves - for garnish
Lemon juice - to taste
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp(optional)
Salt – to taste 

For seasoning:
Mustard Seeds -  ¾ tsp
Channa dhall - 1 tsp
Urad Daal - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp

Wash the Rice flakes to remove impurities and drain completely.   Keep aside for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a kadai; season it with mustard seeds; once it crackles add urad dhal, channa dhal and curry leaves.

Once the dhal becomes golden brown, add roasted groundnuts, grated ginger, green chillies and onion.  Saute well till the onion becomes translucent.

Add drained rice flakes, turmeric powder and salt.  Mix it gently and cook till the rice flakes heated evenly (it will take just 2 to 3 minutes only)
At last add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice.    Give it a mix and serve hot!

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