Poha Upma

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Poha is flattened rice flakes.


In a large bowl mix water, salt and poha. Leave them for 1 minute and drain the water off. Keep this poha aside.

If using raw peanuts dry roast them in a pan for 3-5 minutes and keep them a side. This step can be skipped if using dry roasted peanuts.

In a sauce pan or cooking pot dry roast mustard seed, red chilli, cashews, urad dal and fennel seeds  for a minute. Add chopped chillies and chopped ginger and mix well. Add curry leaves, turmeric, hing, stir it for a minute. Add one to two tablespoons of water to prevent the contents sticking to the pan. Add lemon juice from one lemon and 1/2 teaspoon of salt – stir. Add drained poha and mix well. Stir and let it cook for 2 minutes.  Add cilantro cover with the lid and cook for 2 min, stir occasionally. Add ½ tsp garam masala and roasted peanuts. Mix well.

Transfer the poha upma into a serving dish.



Brown Rice Poha – 3 cups
Water 1 and half liter
Salt for taste
Green chillies – 7 finely chopped
Ginger -2 inch finely chopped
Peanuts raw or dry roasted – 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Dry red chilli-1
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Fennel seeds (saunf)- 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves- 10
Turmeric – 1/4 teaspoon
Asafetida (Hing) -1/8 teaspoon
Lemon -1
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon