Poha Upma

This Poha Upma is made with Poha and ground nuts. It is also called as Aval Upma in Tamil. It’s easy to make and makes a great breakfast dish.

Poha Upma

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: BreakfastCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This Aval Upma is made with Poha (Aval) and ground nuts. It’s easy to make and makes a great breakfast dish.


  • Aval – 1 cup

  • Onion – 1

  • Green Chillies – 3

  • Fresh ginger – a small piece

  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Ground nut – 1 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Oil – 4 teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Asafoetida – a pinch

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste

  • Coconut – ½ cup

  • Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon


  • Soak poha in just enough water to cover the poha for about half an hour.
  • Chop onion, green chillies and ginger finely.
  • In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot, add the mustard. When it pops up, add the dals, ground nut, asafetida and fry till it turns light brown.
  • Add chopped onion, chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry till onions are transparent.
  • Now add the soaked poha and fry for few minutes.
  • Add salt, coconut and lemon juice. Mix well. Keep it in a low flame for few seconds and remove.


  1. I love poha and this variation turned yummy. The combined flavours gave a great flavour.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Q:Can you tell me how to maintain heat of poha for a long time, after cooking. I understand since it does not have any starch it does not maintain heat for a longer time. Help please 🙂

    • To keep poha warm, you can press the cooked poha with a flat spoon and keep it covered. Moreover, any dish will be cold after sometime. So you can keep it in hotpack or just microwave it for few seconds before serving.

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