Atukulu Upma


Atukulu upma


Poha Upma, also called  Atukulu Upma in Telugu or Aval upma in Tamil is an easy simple dish that is usually made for breakfast. It is a staple breakfast item in Maharashtra and Northern Karnataka. It is easy to make and is normally served with Sev sprinkled on top.


  1. Thin Poha/Rice flakes – 2cups
  2. Onion – 1/2 cup(finely chopped)
  3. Green chillies – 2(finely chopped)
  4. Turmeric powder – pinch
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Lemon juice – 1tsp

For seasoning:

  1. Chana dal – 1/4tsp
  2. Urad dal – 1/4tsp
  3. Mustard seeds – 1/4tsp
  4. Curry leaves – 4
  5.  Dry Red chillies – 1
  6. Groundnuts – 1tsp
  7. Oil – 2tsp


  • Rinse poha in water and leave it in drainer for about 5 to 7 minutes.  
  •  In a pan heat the oil. Add all the seasoning ingredients and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Then add the chopped onions, green chillies and saute until golden brown. 
  • Add turmeric powder and salt and mix.
  • Lastly, add the soaked poha and mix well. Keep on low heat for about 5 minutes. 
  • Turn off the heat add the  lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Tastes good when eaten hot and fresh. 

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