Saturday, April 20, 2013

Corn Poha/Aval Upma

I love this corn poha very much. Simple and quick breakfast that can be prepared in minutes. The sweetness of the corn, the spiciness of the green chillies, the aroma of the garlic and onion, the crisp dals and the poha altogether tastes heavenly. You can also add vegetables of your choice like Carrot, beans, Capsicum,  boiled corn/peas/Chick pea, fried peanuts, paneer etc. and make variations to the dish. Cut the vegetables into very small pieces. Just cook until they are half done and add the poha. Crunchiness of the vegetables along with the soft poha gives you an excellent taste!!


Thick Poha - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Green chilly - 1 or 2, cut into thin slices

Boiled corn kernels - 1/4 cup
Salt, Hing and Turmeric Powder as per taste

To Temper

Oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, channa dal, urad dal, curry leaves, red chillies as per taste.

To Garnish

Corriander Leaves and Lemon juice

  1. Wash and soak poha in water for 5 mins. Drain the water and keep aside. 
  2. Heat oil in a pan and do the tempering, add the green chillies and onion one after the other. Saute till the onion turns golden brown.
  3. Add the cooked corn, poha, salt, turmeric powder and hing and give a good stir.
  4. Switch off the stove and add the lemon juice. Garnish with coriander leave. Keep covered and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes so that all the flavors blend together. Poha tastes good with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, or even just with fresh curd and pickle.

Nutritional Information

Poha is a light and easily digestible low calorie breakfast cereal. Poha or Beaten Rice mainly contain carbohydrates and protein, later in small quantity. They are low in lactose, low in fat and hence good for heart and blood sugar. Don't forget to serve it with lemon as it is the vitamin C present in lemons that aids the absorption of iron from the poha.

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