Red flattened rice Upma/Red Poha Upma/Sigappu Aval Upma is one of the popular food of India. Every state has its unique way of cooking this red Poha/Flattened Rice.

We make in our favorite way, Here it is!


Red Flattened Rice: 250 gms
Bellary Onion  one Pc chopped 
Water 500 ml
Shallots  10 chopped
Green Chillies, Slit 2 pcs
Curry leaves 25-30 pcs
Coriander greens a handful
Groundnut Oil 2 Tbsps
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Tsp
Grated Ginger 1 Tbsp
Salt 3/4 Tsp


Bring 500 ml Water to rolling boil.
Add Salt 3/4 Tsp and 1 Tsp OIl
Transfer the cleaned REd Flattened Rice/Poha/Red Aval
Let them sit for 5 minutes to cook soft.
Drain the water.
Heat the Pan with Oil.
Add mustard Seeds to crackle.
Once they start to crackle,  add Shallots, Bellary Onion, Slit Green Chillies, Curry leaves and grated ginger
Saute for 2 seconds until the onion turns translucent.
Add drained flattened Rice/Poha/Aval to the hot pan.
Fold several times to combine all the ingredients together.
Add Chopped Coriander Greens. Fold again to infuse the fine aroma of Coriander Greens.
Serve hot. 

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Yield 2 servings.

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