November 9, 2012

Pepper Aval Upma

Are you in a fix to put up a hearty & healthy breakfast in a very less time?! Well, you are at the right post! 

Pepper Aval Upma is one of the easiest breakfast that you can cook in no time. The flavor & aroma from cumin & pepper is truly droolworthy. I love the touch of heat from pepper especially during cold mornings.

Basic Info
Complexity - Easy
Prep time - 15 - 20 mins
Cook time - 15 - 20 mins
Serves - 2

Aval (or) Poha - 2 cups
Cumin seeds - 1.5 tsp
Pepper corns - 1.5 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 1 no
Urad dal & Channa dal - 1/2 tsp each
Curry leaves - few
Ghee - 1-2 tsp
Oil - 1-2 tsp

In about 3 cups of water, soak aval/poha for about 15-20 mins.

Coarsely powder cumin & pepper together in a mixer.

Heat oil in a large skillet, and splutter mustard seeds. Next, fry urad dal & channal dal until red & crispy. Add red chillies & curry leaves and saute for a min. Add cumin+pepper powder and give it a stir for less than a min. Add completely drained poha/aval, salt and give it a good mix for cumin/pepper powder to evenly coat each & every poha. Finally, add a touch of ghee and remove from heat. Serve hot.

If you do not soak poha for enough, it will turn rubbery/chewy when cold.

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