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Puli aval upma

chinz based poha

Recipe by rajeswari of pune, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup Jada Poha(flaked rice)
    • marble sized tamarind
    • for grinding: 2 curry leaves, 2 tbsp coconut, 1 tbsp dania (coriander seeds), 1/2 tsp jeera, 2 peppercorn, 1/2 tsp black til (sesame seeds), 1/2 tsp haldi, 2 red chilli)
    • for seasoning: 2 tsp oil, mustard, urad dal, chana dal, 2 curry leaves,
    • Salt to taste
    • 1/2 tsp oil for roasting the grinding ingredients


    1. Wash and drain the poha. Soak in tamarind water for 5 minutes.Water should be only till the level of poha.
    2. Heat oil and roast dania, jeera, pepper, red chilli, black till, curry leaves.
    3. Grind them with haldi and coconut coarsely and make dry powder.
    4. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard, add urad dal, chana dal. let it becomes golden brown and add curry leaves.
    5. Add Poha, grounded powder. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
    6. Add salt. Mix well.
    7. Puli aval upma is ready.

    Note:U can grind imli instead of soaking