|3/4 cup Thick Red beaten rice/red poha/red aval|
|3/4 cup Thin tamarind extract|
|1 1/2 tbsp Oil|
|1 tsp Mustard seeds|
|4 Red chillies|
|1 tsp Blackgram dal|
|2 tsp Bengal gram dal|
|1 tbsp Peanuts|
|1/4 tsp Asafoetida|
|1/4 tsp Turmeric powder|
|Few Curry leaves|
|To taste Salt|
Puli aval is a type of poha upma. Generally for poha upma we wash and soak the poha or aval in just enough water if the poha is of a thick variety. Here we use thin tamarind extract instead of water to soak the poha to soften it.This upma is very similar to the gojju avalakki but here we do not use sarina pudi while soaking the poha. We use only chilli powder as a spice.
The theme for this week of Foodie monday bloghop was decided as “Anything but white rice”. Hence I have used aval or beaten rice but of the red variety. This red poha has got a earthy flavour and is best suited for this upma. Make this upma for breakfst or dinner, it is filling, tasty and healthy too
Pulse the beaten rice/poha into rava consistency.
Strain the thin tamarind extract . Add salt and turmeric powder to this. Mix well
Add the poha to the tamarind extract. The liquid should just soak the beaten rice. If you add more, the upma will become siggy
Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds. Once it starts to crackle, add the broken red chillies, dal, asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute for a minute.
Now add the soaked poha to this , mix well and switch off the heat. Serve warm
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