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.
- 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