Monday, March 7, 2016

Aval Upma | Flattened Rice Upma | Easy Breakfast Recipe

I like aval  in any form , usually i make sweet aval. While browsing more aval recipe, this recipe caught my attention. It's very easy to make and coconut oil gives extra ordinary flavor to this upma, now it's one of our regular breakfast. 

Recipe Source : Raks Kitchen

Thick Aval / Flattened Rice - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium size
Green Chili -1 no (adjust to your taste)
Grated Coconut - 11/2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - few
Salt - to taste

To Temper
Coconut Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few


First take the aval in a bowl , add enough salt and pour the hot water into the aval, just enough to immerse the aval.

Let it set for 15 mins. In the mean time, cut the onions into thin slices and split the green chili and keep it ready. After 15 mins, the aval absorbs all the water and it's fluffy. Now heat the kadai, add the oil and temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper".

Once mustard splutters, add the onions & green chili, saute till the onions became translucent. Add the aval and give a good mix.

Place a lid on the kadai and let it be for 3- 4 mins. Then add grated coconut and coriander leaves. Give a good stir and switch off  the flame.

Now Aval Upma is ready to serve.

  • If the added salt in the aval is not enough. You can add it before adding coconut , mix it well.
  • Dont water too much water in the aval, it becomes soggy.
  • Use Thick Variety Aval.
  • If you like, you can add peanut or channa dal in this upma.  
  • Highly recommended to use coconut oil.

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