Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lemon Aval Uppuma (Poha Upma)

Memory Lane:
              During summer breaks we used to visit our grandma in our native place. I'd be amazed to see her big yard with  fruits and nut trees, a massive well with steps carved inside, a big motor pump in a room, a water tank (we used to go inside to play and bathe). It was an interesting sight to see women pounding red boiled rice in a stone with a hollow in the middle and pound it alternately with a thick round stick to make aval/poha. Some days my grandma will make aval with hand scraped coconut and sugar, that'll be a treat for us. The aval/poha i used in my recipes are the store bought thin white ones.
poha uppuma
Lemon aval uppuma
1 cup      aval/poha
1/2 med  onion
2             green chili
1 tsp       oil
1 tsp       lemon juice
1/8 tsp    turmeric powder
1/2 tsp    mustard seed
1/4 cup   water
1tbs        peanuts/groundnuts.
1tbs        coconut flakes  
Salt        to taste.
3 sprig   coriander leaves.
white aval
1. Add the water to aval/poha and mix it well with hand. It'll become soft within minutes (for thicker poha/ aval, use more warm water).
2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed after it splutters add the peanuts.
3. Add the chopped onions and green chilli, fry till the onions become golden brown.
4. Add turmeric, salt, lemon juice and coconut flakes.
5. Now add the aval/poha to the onion mixture and mix it well. Remove the pan from stove. 
6. Transfer it to a serving dish, garnish it with coriander leaves.

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