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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Poha Upma or Aval upma


1 cup poha (flattened rice found at Indian grocers called aval in Tamil)
For seasoning:
3 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoon channa dal
1 teaspoon urad dal
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 whole red chili
2 tablespoon of white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon ginger
1 tablespoon green chili or as per taste
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetable
1/2 cup frozen cut corn
1/4 cup roasted peanut
2 tablespoon of lemon juice optional

Rinse and drain the poha.  To a pan on medium heat add 3 tablespoon of oil channa dal and urad  dal.  When the dal turns brown add the mustard seeds and red chili and sesame seeds, when the mustard splutters add green chili, ginger stir add turmeric powder asafoetida stir add the frozen vegetables mix cover and cook for 2 minutes, after which stir add the poha, peanuts mix add lemon juice mix and serve
Serves 2.  Serve with coconut chutney .


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