Friday, January 2, 2009

Aval Uppma

Aval uppma is a very simple dish to make.It is also very light so it can be had for any meal.
2 Cups Poha
1 Tbsp Ground nuts/peanuts
1 Onion (chopped)
1 Medium sized carrot (grated)
4 Nos Green chilly (Chopped)
1" Piece Ginger (grated)
2 Tbsp oil
1 Sprig Curry leaves
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tsp Channa dal
1 Tsp Urad dal
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste.
Wash the poha in 2-3 changes of water and soak till the poha is soft.( the soaking time depends on the type of poha.If the poha is very thin, it will become soft while washing, so it does not require soaking.)
When the poha is soft drain and set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and add, curry leaves, channa dal, urad adl,groundnuts, and mustard seeds.
When the mustard seeds pop add onion and sautee.
When the onion is tender add the carrots, ginger, green chilly, turmeric powder, salt and saute.
Now add the poha, lime juice and mix well.
Let the mixture cook for a minute or two and then serve hot.

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