Monday, May 2, 2011

Rice flakes (Aval) Uppuma

This is my favourite uppuma. I have always had this dish made by my mother and it will be ready in a matter of 20 minutes. I tried this one fine day and it came out well. Now I don’t wait till I go to my mum’s place to have rice flakes uppuma. The mouth watering combination for this is coconut chutney. Please keep in mind that you always have to serve this dish hot else the rice flakes will be become dry and hard.


Aval (Rice Flakes) - 1 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Split channa dhal – 1 tbsp
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies – 2 Split into two vertically
Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind water – 3 tbsp
Lemon – ½
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste

Method :

Squeeze the lemon juice and mix with the tamarind water. To this add the turmeric powder and salt. Clean and wash the rice flakes. Mix and soak rice flakes in the tamarind water mixture for 10 Min's. Heat oil in a wok and add the mustard seeds and urad dhal. When it splutters add channa dhal, asafoetida, curry leaves, green chillies and fry well. Add the soaked rice flakes to it and mix well and cook on low flame for 2 Min's and serve hot immediately.


  1. I can eat this every single day for every single meal- LOVE this, looks sooo good :)
    US Masala

  2. Delicious upma...hearty and comforting.

  3. Aval looks so colourful and tasty. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. First time here .. lovely blog. Poha Upma looks yummy. Lovely collection of recipes. Following you. Drop by my space when you get a chance and hope you like it too :)


  5. Healthy and delicious.. looks awesome!!!


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