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Aval Upma

Aval Upma

Aval Upma is a quick breakfast that is a southern Indian favorite. Made with beaten brown rice that takes only minutes to cook, this is a very nutritious way to start the day.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, Indian - South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 345kcal
Author Manju


  • 2 cups brown aval / brown rice flakes
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 3 Thai green chillies chopped
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh grated coconut
  • ½ tsp urad dal


  • Rinse the aval with water and drain water and keep aside. This is enough to soften it. You wont need any more water to cook it, except maybe a few sprinkles to keep it moist.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds to it. Once they splutter, add the curry leaves and urad dal to it as well.
  • Add the onions and green chillies and saute till the onions soften and are translucent but not brown.
  • Add the drained aval to this and the salt and mix well. Sprinkle a handful of water, switch off the heat, cover and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the coconut to this, mix well and serve hot with a side of some sugar and bananas or your favorite chutney.


Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 88.1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.5mg