Aval (flattened rice)- 1 cup
Onion – 1
Green chilli -1 finely chopped
Ginger – 1/2 tsp finely chopped
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Roasted peanuts – 2 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
Oil -1 tbsp
Mustard – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera – 3/4 tsp
Hing – (1-pinch)
Red chillies -1
Curry leaves – few
Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Wash aval (poha) in water for 2-3 times. Keep it in a food strainer for 10 minutes to drain excess water. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a kadai.
Add peanuts and shallow fry them for 1-2 minutes over low flame. Drain them and transfer to a plate.
Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds in same oil. When seeds begin to sputter, add whole grams and curry leaves. Cook until dals become light brown.
Add chopped onion, grated ginger and chopped green chillies. Sauté until onion becomes translucent.
Then add Hing – (1-pinch), turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Add previously soaked poha and mix well. Cook for 1 minute.
Add shallow-fried peanuts and mix well. Now You can add lemon juice.
Turn off the flame.
Our delicious CHUDA UPAMA / aval upma is ready.
Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.