Sunday, September 14, 2014

Atukula Upma or Methi Poha

Whenever I am  in a hurry to go out or want to have a light meal, I make this simple dish. Atukula Upma with fresh or dry menthi kura (fenugreek leaves). We can have it for breakfast or as a snack.

What you need:
Atukulu or flattened rice or rice flakes (thick)-2 cups
Fresh fenugreek leaves-1/2 a cup or 1 tablespoon dry methi
peanuts-1 tablespoon
Urad dal-1/2 teaspoon
Gram dal-1/2 teaspoon
Chopped green chilli-1
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsn
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsn
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Hing-a pinch (optional)
Dry chilli-2 broken
Salt-to taste
Oil-2 tablespoons


  1. Wash the rice flakes with water, drain the water and keep them aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or pan and add the crushed dry chilli, peanuts, urad dal, gram dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing. Fry them for a minute on a low flame.
  3. Now add the green chilli, fenugreek leaves and turmeric powder. Fry it for 1-2 minutes and add the rice flakes.
  4. Add salt and mix it well. Fry it for two more minutes and turn off the stove.
     Transfer it onto a serving plate and serve it with curd. :)

Note: You can replace the peanuts with sesame seeds or cashew nuts. 

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