Upma is the typical breakfast item in many South Indian households. It is easy to prepare and can be done in very less time. There are different varieties of upma made with rava (semolina), semiya (vermicelli), broken wheat (gothambu rava), etc and even leftover bread and idli. Aval upma is another kind of upma made with flattened rice flakes. It is a very healthy and tasty breakfast dish and quick to prepare too.
I have incorporated vegetables in this upma making it a filling and nutritious upma recipe. The addition of spice powders adds a lovely zest to the otherwise bland poha. I also make a simpler version of aval upma without the vegetables and masala, which I will be posting sometime later. This is an ideal recipe for working people and who have little time in the mornings to make breakfast. It makes a great lunch box recipe as well as a delightful evening snack. Serve this delicious upma hot with a bowl of curd or a sprinkle of sugar.
Notes and Tips
- You can also add other vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower and capsicum. For 2 cups of poha add 1 cup of any mixed vegetables.
- You can squeeze in some lemon at the end if you want a bit of tang.