Thursday, 7 July 2011

Atukula upma / Poha

Another variety of upma that can be eaten as a breakfast item or as a snack.


Atukulu (Medium thick rice flakes) – 1 cup
Green chilli – 6-8
Onion Medium sized – 1
Potato medium – 1
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Oil – 2 tbsp
Turmeric – 2 pinches
Lemon juice – 1 tsp (Optional)
Chopped coriander – 1 tbsp
Peanuts – 2 tbsp (Optional)
Grean pea - 2 tbsp
Sweet corn - 2 tbsp


1. Pour the rice flakes into a colander and put it under the running water and make sure that all the rice flakes becomes wet and keep it aside.

Flaked rice soaked under running water

2. In the mean time Peel the potato and cut into cubes and put it in a microwave approx for 5 min. Timing might vary depending on the power levels. (You can even half boil it in a normal vessel and make sure that the potato cubes are not too mushy)

Potato cubes, Sweet corn, Green pea and Green chili
3. Cut the green chilli and onion length wise.

4. Heat a pan with oil. Once the oil is hot, add peanuts and roast until light brown. Add green chillies, onion, Mustards, salt, curry leaves sequentially one after the other and fry until the onion becomes translucent.

5. Add boiled potato, sweet corn and green pea and turmeric and fry for a minute and cover with lid until the peas and corn becomes soft. Remove the lid and add the rice flakes (Make sure to drain the excess water if any). Stir for a minute and finally sprinkle the lemon juice and chopped coriander and serve immediately. It tastes good when it is warm. The rice flakes will become stiff when cold.

Atukula upma

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