Aval Upma


aval upma


Aval upma is a delicious food and can be made easily within minutes, if you are using medium-thick or paper-thin aval.

When you or your family members are hungry, or guests arrive without notice, and you have to make food fast, aval upma, as an instant upma, would be an ideal choice.


A highlight of the aval upma recipe is that it needs only a few, common ingredients.

This aval upma recipe has actually two recipes:

1. Use the first to make this food with either the thick or medium-thick aval.

2. Use the second to make aval upma with the thin aval / paper avalakki.


Savor aval upma with a generous amount of fresh coconut gratings and a few drops of lemon juice.

As a side dish, use coconut chutney or fresh curd or yogurt.

1. How to make Aval upma from Thick or Medium-Thick Aval?

2. How to make Aval upma from Paper-Thin Aval / Paper Avalakki?








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How to make Aval upma from Thick or Medium-Thick Aval?




Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

1. Thick aval / avalakki / beaten rice, 1 cup

OR

Medium-thick aval / avalakki / beaten rice, 1-and-1/2 cup
2. Oil 1 and 1/2 to 2 tablespoons
3. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
4. Ground nut 1 tablespoon
5. Channa dal 1/2 teaspoon
6. Urad dal 1/2 teaspoon
7. Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon
8. Green chillies 4-5 or to taste
9. Curry leaves 2 sprigs
10. Ginger 1/4 teaspoon (chopped)
11. Onion 2
12. Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon
13. Salt to taste
14. Coconut gratings 2 tablespoons
15. Lemon juice
16. Fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon


1. Wash thick aval / avalakki / beaten rice. Drain the water.

Soak the aval in about three-fourth cup of water for about twenty minutes.

Check the aval if it is soft:

If it is, but water is still present, drain it by taking a handful of aval and pressing the same between your palms.

If the aval is hard, add extra water and soak the aval for few more minutes.

OR

Wash and drain medium-thick aval. Repeat this process again. Sprinkle one or two tablespoons of water. Keep aside.

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2. Chop the onions and chillies. Keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan.
4. Add mustard when the oil becomes hot.

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5. Add groundnuts and channa dal when the mustard begin to splutter. Fry for 1 minute.

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6. Add urad dal and cumin seeds and fry till the dals turn golden brown.

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7. Add curry leaves, ginger and onion. Fry till onion turns to golden brown.

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8. Add turmeric. Fry till there is no raw smell of turmeric.

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9. Add aval and salt. Mix and fry till aval becomes hot.

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Add coconut gratings, and lemon juice. Mix. Turn off the stove.

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10. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Aval upma is ready.

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TIPS How to make Aval Upma from Thick or Medium Thick Aval
1. If you want to store aval upma, made from thick aval, longer, then:

Heat about one-and-a-half cup of water.

Add washed aval and boil for 2-3 minutes.

Turn off the stove. Cover with a plate and let the aval stand for 5-10 minutes. After the aval becomes soft, drain the water. 

Aval Upma Recipe using Thin Aval / Paper Avalakki


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Servings: 2

Ingredients:

1. Paper-thin aval 1 cup
2. Oil 1 and 1/2 to 2 tablespoons
3. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
4. Ground nut 1 tablespoon
5. Channa dal 1/2 teaspoon
6. Urad dal 1/2 teaspoon
7. Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon
8. Onion 1
9. Curry leaves 8-10
10. Green chili 2-3
11. Turmeric 1/8 teaspoon / 2 pinch
12. Salt to taste
13. Lemon juice to taste
14. Coconut gratings 1-2 tablespoon
15. Garnishing: coriander leaves


1. Chop the onion and chillies.

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2. Heat oil in a thick-bottom vessel.

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3. Add mustard seeds. When these begin to splutter, add ground nut and channa dal. Fry.

Add urad dal and cumin seeds after one minute. Fry till dals turn golden brown.

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4. Add chopped onions, chillies and curry leaves. Fry till the onions turn golden-brown.

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5. Add turmeric. Fry till there is no raw smell of turmeric.

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6. Switch off the stove.
7. Add paper-thin aval. Mix thoroughly.

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8. Take about 1/4 cup of water.

Sprinkle about one teaspoon of water on the aval mixture.

Mix.

Repeat this process till you use all the water or till the aval becomes soft.

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9. Add coconut gratings, salt and lemon juice. Mix.

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10. Switch on the stove.

Fry till the aval mixture become hot.

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11. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Aval upma is ready.

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TIPS Aval Upma Recipe using Thin Aval / Paper Avalakki
1. If in Step 10 you find the paper-thin aval upma to be little dry, sprinkle little water and mix.