Aval/Flattened Rice Upma

This is a tasty and simple breakfast dish, and you can make it fast in the busy mornings. Aval (the flattened rice) is a stomach filling dish. Whenever I make it, I always enjoy eating the crispy peanuts from it and the peanuts give a great taste to the dish. You can use any kind of aval (brown or white), I usually make it using the brown aval.


  • Aval ———————————— 1 1/4 cup
  • Warm water ———————- 1 cup
  • Raw peanuts ——————— 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut —————– 1/2 cup
  • Onion ——————————— 1/2 (finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice from half lemon or 2 small lemon cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • For Tempering
    • Cooking oil ——————- 1 tbsp
    • Mustard seeds ————– 1/2 tsp
    • Curry leaves —————— 3 springs
    • Green chilies —————– 2 (minced)
    • Ginger —————————– about a half inch (minced)

How To Make

  • Soak the aval in warm water for few minutes
  • Heat a wide pan on medium heat and do the tempering using the items in the ingredients list
  • Then add the raw peanuts and stir fry until it becomes crispy; for about four minutes
  • Now add the finely chopped onions and salt and stir fry for another couple of minutes
  • Then add the soaked aval and mix it well
  • Add the grated coconut, mix it well and turn off the stove
  • Then add the lemon juice or cubes and mix again
  • Now the tasty upma is ready to serve

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