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Red poha upma

Charus Cuisine
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Red poha upma RECIPE

A perfect breakfast which is very healthy as well. Follow this easy recipe to make this at home.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Karnataka
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Red poha /aval – 2 cups
  2. onion – 1 (medium sized) (chopped finely)
  3. Green chillies – 4 (chopped finely)
  4. few curry leaves
  5. turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  6. ginger – 1/2 teaspoon (grated or chopped finely)
  7. Grated coconut – 3 tablespoons
  8. lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  9. Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
  10. sugar – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  11. salt to taste
  12. TO TEMPER/SEASONING Oil – 2 tablespoons A pinch of asafoetida/hing Cumin seeds/jeera – 1/2 teaspoon Urad dal – 1/2 teaspoon peanuts – 1/4 cup


  1. Rinse the red poha well. Add water just to cover the poha. Leave aside for 7-8 minutes. Water will be absorbed by the poha and make it soft.
  2. Drain the excess water, if any, with the help of a sieve or a colander. (This is an optional step. Do this only if required to remove any excess water. This ensures that poha does not become soggy).
  3. Heat oil in a wide pan on medium flame. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Once the seeds starts spluttering, add cumin seeds, urad dal and peanuts and roast well on low flame till the peanuts become crunchy and urad dal turns
  4. light brown in colour. Then add chopped green chillies, ginger, chopped onions and curry leaves. Saute till the onions become translucent
  5. Add the poha and stir well. Add turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes. Once the poha turns soft, switch off the flame. Add chopped coriander leaves, grated coconut and lemon juice and mix well ag
  6. Tasty red poha upma is ready to be served. Serve red poha hot with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

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Ashima Singh
Ashima Singh   Sep-04-2017

Tasty as well as healthy

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