Thursday, June 6, 2013

Coconut Poha Recipe - Thengai Aval | Easy Breakfast Recipes

Coconut Poha Recipe
Coconut Poha / Thengai Aval / Coconut aval upma is one of the easy variations to the usual aval upma. I made it just like how we make coconut rice and this is very quick and easy to fix for breakfast or even as a evening snack. I also love the jaggery coconut version amma makes...sure to post it soon.I am planning to post few more quick poha recipes, so now lets get on to the recipe right away, Shall we? :)
Coconut Poha Recipe

Coconut Poha Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Aval - 1 cup (I used thick variety)
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Cashews - 5 broken
Ghee - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1.5 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 small sprig
Green Chillies - 2 sliced thin


  1. Soak aval for 3-5mins (depends on the variety of aval you use), Set aside. In a pan heat ghee and roast the cashews until golden brown, set aside. In the same pan heat oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter.Coconut Poha Recipe - Step1
  2. Then drain water from aval and add it to the tempered items,add required salt. Give a quick stir then add coconut and mix well.Finally add in cahsews and switch Coconut Poha Recipe - Step2
Serve hot with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice!
Coconut Poha Recipe

My Notes:

  • Adjust soaking time according to the poha variety.If its thin poha then take it immediately after a min or so after soaking, else it will get mushy.
  • If you prefer you can even add chopped onions after tempering.
  • You can replace green chillies with red chillies while tempering.For a variation you can even use jeera while tempering.
Coconut Poha Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Looks super tempting... Comforting dish ever....

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  3. it looks amazing...i make this the same way and did learn from my mom like you...i think above entry (hari charana) one is spam sharmi

  4. looks delicious n nice color of pure white...

  5. My kind of breakfast, love the pics as usual.

  6. Looks yum and delicious. Love the pics as usual.

  7. coconut rice n poha both are my fav ur clicks Sharmi, neat n looks inviting!

  8. looks perfect and delicious ..........

  9. Fanstastic breakfast. Nice clicks

  10. Nice breakfast recipe. Looks so inviting.

  11. Just prepared today for breakfast and had happily. I feel so full n light as well :) Thx for d recipe!


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