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Poha Upma

18 Sep

thickpoha_upma
Atukulu Upma

Ingredients:

Thick Poha 2 cups
Red Onion 1
Green Chillies 5
Turmeric powder a pinch
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Chana dal 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 4
Curry leaves 4
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and halve the chillies.
Chop onion finely.
Soak poha in water for a minute or two.
Once they puffed up, give them a quick squeeze and keep aside.

Heat oil in a wok, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When chana dal is light brown, add halved green chillies and chopped onion.
When onion turns translucent, add puffed rice, turmeric powder and salt.
Mix thoroughly and serve hot with a squeeze of lemon.

Notes:
For crunch, add peanuts or cashews to talimpu. For extra spice, add little bit of corriander powder to talimpu.