Breakfast, Indian, Milk, Poha, Potato, Side dish for roti, Uncategorized

Poha/ Aval upma

This is one easily prepared upma, yet yummy. This can be a quick fix for your busy morning.



Poha / Aval – 1 cup

Onions – 1/2 cup chopped

Green chillies – 1 or 2 slit lengthwise

Channa dal – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – a pinch

Curry Leaves – Few

Oil – as required

Salt – as required


  • Clean poha two times in water and sprinkle some water along with some salt.Let it stay for about two minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds.
  • Then add channa dal. When it turns golden , add onions , asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • When onion turns translucent,add turmeric powder and green chillies.
  • Saute for a minute and add soaked poha.
  • Mix thoroughly. Check for salt.Let it cook for a minute.
  • Switch off. Serve warm.



  1. You can add some peanuts for crunchiness.
  2. When you add some cooked and chopped potato to this , becomes Aloo poha.
  3. When you add some cooked peas this,becomes Peas poha.







  1. It looks delicious but I’ve never heard of some of the ingredients. I wish I could get them but I live in a rural area and most people here think “ethnic food” means taco shells from a box.

    1. ? glad you like it…poha means beaten rice flakes…it will be available in Indian stores…but I am not sure whether it will be available near by your place…. I wish I could pass the plate to you??… Thank you so much?

      1. I’m going to ask my older son. He lives out of state but in an actual city so he may be able to get the ingredients!

        1. You are such sweet?…so glad to see your interest…if I was near you, I will definitely make this for you??

    1. Indeed Ruchi?.. Thank you?

  2. That looks so good!

  3. Healthy and delicious!!

    1. Absolutely right?… Thank you?

  4. Shibani

    Such a simple yet yummyest breakfast menu

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