Aug 13, 2014

Coconut Poha Upma Recipe / Poha Upma Recipe / Aval Upma Recipe

We make this upma often for breakfast. I learned this from my grandma and love it so much. I make it for myself whenever i feel like doing it. This is a coconut upma recipe, little spicy one. But i make this plain poha upma and potato poha upma too.

You can check out my other upma recipe too..Give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 2


Aval / Poha - 2 cups ( I used red rice poha)
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -  1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu paruppu - 1 tsp
Onions - 1 medium size chopped finely
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Green Chilli - 1 chopped finely
Water - 1 cup

For Chutney:
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Dry Red Chillies - 3 to 4
Garlic - 2 cloves
Salt to taste
Water - 1/4 cup


Take chutney ingredients in a blender. Crush them coarsely by adding some water.

Take poha in a bowl, sprinkle some water and mix it well. Set aside for 5 mins. Now add in the ground coconut chutney and mix well. 

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and urad dal. Let it fry for a min.

Add in onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute for couple of mins.

Add in the coconut poha mix and some salt. Fry this for 5 mins or so.

Serve hot.

Take all your ingredients

Take coconut, chillies, garlic, salt in a mixer

make it into a coarse mix

Take poha in a bowl, i used red rice poha

add a cup of water

mix it well

Add in the coconut chutney

Mix well and set aside

heat oil in a kadai

add in mustard and urad dal

add in onion, curry leaves and green chillies

saute for couple of mins

add in coconut poha mix

toss well in the onion mix

fry for 5 mins

Serve hot


  1. Sounds wonderful. Blessings. Catherine

  2. Aarthi
    How much coconut you use daily?
    Almost you use coconut in every other recipe.

    Is frozen grated coconut available in India ?
    May I know the cost?

  3. @AnonymousNo i use fresh coconut from our farm


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