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Jan 19, 2009

Poha Upma (Atukula Upma)

This is the easiest, quickest and yummiest breakfast. Poha means Beaten Rice. It is rice which is dehusked and beaten to make small flat flakes. We call them ATUKULU in Telugu. Here is my version of Poha Upma.

Ingredients: (Serves 2)

  • 2 cups Poha
  • 1 Tomato, chopped fine
  • 1 small Onion, chopped fine or lengthwise
  • 4 small Green Chilies or more, chopped fine
  • 1 dry Red Chili, broken into 2 pieces
  • A handful of Cilantro
  • 3 tbsp Plain Yogurt
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as required
  • A small piece of Ginger, peeled and chopped fine
  • A few Curry leaves
  • A few drops of Lemon Juice (Optional)

For Seasoning/Tempering:

  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Begal Gram (Pachi Senagapappu, Chana Dal)
  • ¼ tsp Black Gram (Minappappu, Urad Dal)
  • 2 tsp Oil


Wash well and soak poha in water for 10 or 15 min.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cumin seeds + Bengal gram + black grams and fry well until the dals turn golden brown in color.

Then add chopped onion, green chilies, red chili, tomato, cilantro, and ginger, curry leaves and fry well for some time.

Later add plain yogurt and turmeric powder to the onion mixture and mix well until well coated. Leave the mixture for some time until the onions are tender and well cooked.

Squeeze out the excess water from soaked poha and add to the pan and mix well. Adjust salt.

Leave the upma for some time on low flame until poha absorbs the flavors well. Add some lemon juice, if desired and mix well. When done, transfer upma to a serving bowl and enjoy with desired chutney.

This is my contribution to: FIC: Yellow” event hosted by Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers.


notyet100 said... [Reply]

yummy click ,..:-)

Unknown said... [Reply]

yela inta manchi photo s teestunnaru ammmo pogato kuda superb uma atukula upma looks mouthwatering

FH said... [Reply]

and I am eating cereal here!:D

Yummy looking Poha, I probably make some today, kids are off school and have appointments to keep!:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Yummy looking atukulu.

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Wow simply scrummyyyyyyyyy....

Jaishree Iyer said... [Reply]

Yummy Poha ..I prepare often... Nice click.

Unknown said... [Reply]

nice tempting picture..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I make poha in the regular way, this is new to me, also the use of yogurt. Yeah real good breakfast!

Finla said... [Reply]

I have never had upma with ppha only with rave.
This looks yumm, love the colour.

Suganya said... [Reply]

This is a very nice recipe. Loved the steaming hot upma picture. YUM!

Vaishali said... [Reply]

I remember eating poha upma for breakfast as a kid. It was always delicious. Your version looks gorgeous, Uma. Nice job.

Cham said... [Reply]

Love the steaming hot bowl! My husb showed once but your version sounds very different and delicous

AnuSriram said... [Reply]

Nice colour! Looks delicious!

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

i too love Poha, esp with tomatoes. looks yummm

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

That's my favorite upma too. But I prepare it in a different way. I first pulse it a few times in a mixie/food processor. It should be coarse and not powdered. Sprinkle salt and some hot water, well enough to hold it into ball at the same time we should be able to crumble it also. Leave it for 10 minutes. Then prepare the seasonings you like and add this poha and mix it a couple of times. This way you get a crumbly upma texture, instead of mashed texture. These days I've also started using the Kerala atukulu because it's healthier than the regular white and tastes good too.

Ashwini said... [Reply]

Nice Poha. adding yogurt is new to me..Nice photo too..

Unknown said... [Reply]

ur way looks is very different and sounds yummy Uma...v.good one..

Dori said... [Reply]

I love eating poha, looks great!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... [Reply]

upma looks great uma. i love poha..

Raks said... [Reply]

Woahh,how did u took the last picture uma! Thats so cool!I mean hot:D

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

The upma looks so good..I have never made them with tomatoes and onions..they look so colorful..I should try this one soon :)

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Atukula upma looks yummy Uma! Adding yogurt is new to me...will try it your way...

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

wow i never tried making upma from poha..Looks yummy and delicious..

Divya Kudua said... [Reply]

Poha Upma sounds new to me,never heard of it before...looks delicious!!

Vijitha said... [Reply]

Simple n easy to fix! looks so lovely! gr8 clicks too!

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

The picture tempts me so...! I too like poha for the simplicity and the taste! Thanks twin:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Yummy Uma! Looks great!

Madhavi said... [Reply]

yummy Upma looks delicious!!!

kamala said... [Reply]

hello Uma how r u?Happy new year ya..Have tried this couple of times but never came out perfect..Urs look yumm..BTW love the kids pics.

Premyscakes said... [Reply]

looks tasty. I used to add finely cut potatoes with it and will taste too good.

raaji said... [Reply]

Hi uma!!
wish u a very happ new yr and pongal.....
Nice recipes that i have missed...

DK said... [Reply]

i luv this upma..and make it often for my breakfast! Luks totally appetizing uma

Vijitha said... [Reply]

arey yaar! i was jus kiddin abou veggies (dont take me wrong) cos whenever we wanna have chicken/mutton briyani. we need to cook somethin for the veggies. so its lot of work!!!

anudivya said... [Reply]

I make these a lot too, and I add potatoes to them. Such a quick fix meal and easy to do too.

Rosie said... [Reply]

Beautiful pics Uma!

Looks sooo yummy and tasty!!

Rosie x

Priyanka said... [Reply]

Uma, visiting your blog after so many days- read some really amazing posts- like your leftover idli moong dal vadas, maggi fritters- you should probably start a leftover series.

Nithya Praveen said... [Reply]

Nice pic Uma!

Kumudha said... [Reply]

I love poha upma. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Silvia - Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

Uma darling! every time I come here you takes my breath away with these amazing receipes! yumm..looks delicious dear!
an enormous kiss!

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said... [Reply]

Hi first time here n must say u have an inspiring blog..very innovative.

came here thru Cham's blog...

do swing by my lil place once in a while :)

vidhas said... [Reply]

you have shred a very nice recipe. Perfect for the event.

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