Tamarind Aval Upma Kamala 14 years ago This Upma is made from poha (aval) and tamarind juice. Pin Print Tamarind Aval Upma Recipe rating: N/A Recipe by S Kamala Course: BreakfastCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy Servings2servingsPrep time5minutesCooking time10minutes This Upma is made from poha (aval) and tamarind juice. Ingredients Aval – 1 cup Onion – 1 Red Chillies – 3 Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon Ground nut – 1 tablespoon Tamarind – a big gooseberry size Curry leaves – few Oil – 8 teaspoon Mustard – ½ teaspoon Asafoetida – a pinch Turmeric powder – a pinch Salt – ½ teaspoon or as per taste Directions Soak tamarind in half cup water and take out the juice. Add turmeric powder and salt to the juice. Soak poha in the tamarind juice for about half an hour.In a pan add the oil and when it is hot, add the mustard. When it pops up, add the dhals, groundnut, asafoetida and fry till it turns light brown. Add chopped onion, chillies and curry leaves. Fry till onions are transparent. Now add the soaked poha and fry for few minutes and remove.Alternate MethodWash and soak Poha in plain water.Make seasoning as above and add tamarind water, turneric powder and salt to the seasoning and bring to boil.When it starts boiling, add the soaked poha and mix well. Cook on low flame till it blends well with the seasoning and become dry.Tip:In both the above methods, before adding the soaked poha , just microwave it for 2 minutes and add to the seasoning. This way the poha blends well with the seasoning and cook quickly.