The first and the best chef in my life is my mom. She is a great cook and she taught us to be thankful to God and share our blessings with others too. The secret ingredient for making great dishes is the passion behind it. I hope to share my passion for cooking with other foodies through this blog.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Lemon Aval Uppuma (Poha Upma)
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.
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 coconut flakes
Salt to taste.
3 sprig coriander leaves.
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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