July 12, 2013

Lemon Aval/Poha

Looking for a quick-fix breakfast for your busy mornings? Want something to fix those li 'l rumbling tummies of your kids after a long day at school? Are you in need of a quick recipe to cook up a light dinner and call it a day? Look no further, you are at the right post!

Lemon Aval is such a simple & easy recipe to put together. There are no fancy ingredients in this recipe yet the refreshing taste of lime & the bright yellow color of upma is sure to lighten up your day! I made this for breakfast today and we all loved it. Lip-smackingly good it was!

Basic Info
Complexity - Simple
Prep time - 10 mins
Cook time - 10 mins
Serves - 2

Thick aval/poha - 1.5 cups
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Urad dal (whole) - 1 tsp
Peanuts - 1/8 cup
Cashews - 1/8 cup (broken into small pieces)
Dry red chillies - 2 nos (broken into 2 halves)
Thai green chili - 1 no (slit vertically)
Hing - 1/ 4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp (preferably sesame oil)
Lime juice - from 1/2 big green lime (adjust according to your taste)

Wash and soak aval/poha in water for about 10-15 mins. Time of soaking depends on the thickness of aval. Thin aval, if soaked for long time will end up being soggy.

Heat oil in a wide pan. When hot, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Next, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle. Now add channa dal, urid dal, peanuts, cashews and fry until golden brown. To this, add dry red chillies, green chili, turmeric powder, hing and give a quick stir. Finally, add soaked aval/poha, salt and mix well. After a min or so, remove from the stove.

To this, add lime juice and mix well. Garnish with cilantro and lemon poha is ready to be enjoyed!

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