Poha Upma

18 Sep

Atukulu Upma


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


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.

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

13 Responses to “Poha Upma”

  1. Asha September 18, 2007 at 8:43 am #

    Simple and delicious Poha, I love it too!
    You forgot to visit me and my garden this week.I know, I know, you need to get your coffee and then some spare time!:D

  2. Suganya September 18, 2007 at 10:00 am #

    I am obsessed with poha and potato combo. I can never make poha upma without potato đŸ˜€

  3. Nags September 19, 2007 at 12:45 am #

    love the picture đŸ™‚

  4. sia September 19, 2007 at 4:08 am #

    i make it pretty much the same and also add one small finely diced potato… yum yum… beautiful pic raji…

  5. cc.johnson:mumbai February 6, 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    why did the word upma come in…..this is plain kandha poha…..(.kandha meaning onion in Marathi)….

  6. tehmina hasan April 16, 2008 at 9:59 am #

    The best supplement for senior citizens and a lips smacking snack on a raining day with a steaming cup of coffee foodies like me always appreciate u r palatable dishes

  7. geetha January 21, 2009 at 9:09 am #

    poga uppma is very tastey snack .it digestive quickly. my family members like very much.

  8. shalini paniselvam March 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

    i dun know d word poha…..cause im malaysian pls show d picture next time

  9. Raji March 19, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    thanks for the lovely comments u guys

  10. andykas July 2, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    shalini, poha means aval. ( normally we buy during temple festivals in Malaysia)

  11. poonam September 27, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    i love poha………
    make it more mouth watering by adding potato and tomatoes in this recipe…………

  12. saroj khandelwal March 19, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    i made this dish it was so delicious

  13. Poongodi May 20, 2011 at 9:39 am #


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