Saturday, February 2, 2013

Aval Upma Recipe - Khatta Meetha Poha

Aval Upma Recipe
I was waiting for a chance to make this khatta meetha aval upma as my cousin insisted me to try it. And finally I gave a try today mrg and it came out soo good that I couldnt wait to share it with you all. A quick healthy and tasty snack ready in minutes. If you like haldirams khatta meetha mixture am sure you will love this too. I have already posted a simple aval upma yrs ago, this is a variation of the usual aval upma.
Aval Upma Recipe

Aval Upma Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Aval(Poha) - 1 cup (You can use thin or thick variety)
Tamarind pulp + Jaggery syrup - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Peanuts - 1 tbsp
Hing - a generous pinch
Green chillies - 1 chopped finely
Curry leaves - few


  1. Extract thick pulp from tamarind, dissolve jaggery in water and heat it up, strain to remove impurities. Tamarind pulp + Jaggery syrup should come to 1/4 cup. Add this to poha, add little more water just till immersing level. Leave it aside for 3 mins by then all the water will be absorbed by the poha.
    How to make aval upma - Step1
  2. Heat oil add the items under 'to temper'. Add turmeric and red chilli powder, hing and saute.
    How to make aval upma - Step2
  3. Add soaked poha, required salt..mix well cook covered for 3-5mins in low flame until it is mixed well.
    How to make aval upma - Step3
Serve hot/warm!

My Notes:

  • You can also add onions or any veggies for extra crunchness and make it wholesome.
  • Soaking time and water level depends on the type of poha. I used the thin variety.Dont add more water then poha will become mushy.
  • Adjust the tanginess and spice level according to your taste.
Aval Upma Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Simple and delicious breakfast..
    Can be had as snack too in the evening.. Very inviting clicks.

  2. Almost like the puli aval we make. Nice one to have for breakfast too

  3. Delicious and yummy breakfast.

  4. Delicious..!Reminds me of mom`s puli avalakki.. :) Neat presentation..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. aval upma is one of my fav snack/breakfast option...have tried this too, tangy n yummy it!
    Neatly presented..

  6. simple, delicious and healthy breakfast..

    Spill the Spices

  7. Interesting recipe and very healthy too!

  8. Very interesting recipe, healthy too!

  9. Quick and delicious upma,love it.

  10. Tasty and healthy

  11. I made this today for brunch! Tasty!


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