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Apr 19, 2013

Puli Aval / Tamarind Poha Upma

Poha/Poha Upma, one of our favorite breakfast recipe and i often make this for busy weekday's breakfast. Since its very easy and quick to make when u are in hurry and also my kids love this poha a lot. Recently while updating Spicy Treats' Recipe Index I noticed that haven't posted this Simple Puli Aval but i have posted few varities of Poha earlier, simple Poha Upma, Lemon Poha, Coconut Poha, Vella Aval/Sweet Poha , Broccoli Poha, Spinach Poha, Mango Poha, Tomato Poha. So today's recipe is Puli Aval / Tamarind Poha Upma is one more addition to the Poha recipes.
Of all the varities I love this Tangy Puli and lemon Poha more. The tanginess of tamarind and the crunchy taste of peanuts, dal makes this simple upma very tasty and filling. This puli aval can be made as a nevadiyam to offer God on special occasions or on Fasting days. Now to the simple & quick Puli Aval Recipe...

  1. Thick Poha     1/2 cup
  2. Tamarind Paste     1/2 tbsp diluted with 1/2 cup water
  3. Turmeric Powder    1/4 tsp 
  4. Onion     2-3 tbsp (thinly sliced) optional
  5. Curry Leaves    1 sprig
  6. Salt    to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil/Sesame oil      2-3 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds     1/4 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds/Methi seeds   10-15 seeds
  4. Chana dal & Urad dal     1 tsp each
  5. Peanuts        2 tsp

  • Wash and soak poha with tamarind water, turmeric powder, mix and keep aside.
  • Then heat oil in a pan, add the tempering ingredients one by one and fry till dal and peanuts get light golden brown.
  • After that add onions, curry leaves, dry red chilli and saute for a minute.
  • Now add soaked poha mix it and cook covered for 2 minutes in medium heat.
  • That's it..tangy and yummy puli aval ready. 
  • Serve hot with papads or thogayal.

If u don't have tamarind paste use half lemon sized tamarind soak it in warm water for 20 minutes then extract the juice n use it.


  1. Super delicious aval upma akka.. yet to try this.. Looks so good :) nice clicks too :)

  2. puli aval looks super delicious :) amazing clicks :)

  3. I can have this puli aval just like a snack, been ages i prepared it..You are tempting me to make some immediately Sangee..Beautiful clicks!

  4. have to make it for tomorrow beakfast. yummy.

  5. I agree Sangee, I make it every week. Barely takes ten minutes to do so. Inviting clicks!

  6. Poha is really help ful INg in kitchen..can make num of varities in less time..this poha luks really yummy n tasty...

  7. Nice presentation, looks super tempting..

  8. yummy...tangy a puliyothira fan so sure will love this too

  9. tempting upma..I made 3 days before..nice clicks

  10. Simple and delicious breakfast.. Love it, Sangee.. :)

  11. Love it ..beautiful presentation!

  12. wow Sangee you sure are a poha lover so many recipes using poha :) but I think this one is the best of them all. Love the tangy favour :) will sure try this sometimes.. Happy Weekend

  13. Somehow I have a high liking for food with sour tang. Therefore I am loving this dish. Great ingredients, lovely outcome and with amazing visuals.

  14. im grabbing the plate looks very appetizing...

  15. wow! I cooked lemon Aval today for breakfast but I think should have cooked this :)

    It looks yummmmmmmy

  16. delicious poha n inviting clicks as usual...

  17. Poha looks delicious.. loved the step by step presentation..
    Thanx for visition my space dear..

    Sunandas Kitchen

  18. Thanks for this recipe Sangeetha,, Will surely try this :-)

  19. A very delicious and flavourful rice recipe!

  20. Awesome clicks...really dam good happy following u...when free drop into my space and will be encouraging if u follow back

  21. I could eat a whole bowl of this, just yummy and lovely clicks

  22. Your recipe is looks awsme, you give the easiest way to prepare this recipe, from your recipe tips many people gets advantage. Regards, Poha


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