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Red poha upma recipe

Red poha upma is a healthier breakfast prepared with red rice flakes. More nutritional, flavorful and tasty upma. Stepwise photos and quick video recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • 1 cup Red aval
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 tablespoon carrot
  • 4 Green chilli
  • 2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Salt

To temper

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 2 teaspoon Chana dal
  • Curry leaves


  • Wash and soak red aval with required salt, water just to immerse it. Keep aside for 15 mins.
  • In a pan, heat oil. Splutter mustard, followed by urad dal, chana dal and curry leaves.
  • Then add ginger, green chilli, finely chopped carrots, finely chopped onion.
  • Saute until onion turns soft.
  • In goes soaked red aval. Mix the upma gently. Level and cook covered for 5 mins.
  • In between stir once to ensure even cooking. Once done switch off the flame and give it a mix.
  • Keep covered until serving. Give a generous drizzle of oil just before serving.



  • Adjust soaking time and water depending on the thickness of aval.
  • Avoid dryness by serving with a drizzle of coconut oil or sesame oil.