Aval upma is one easy and healthy breakfast recipe. I like the recipe’s simplicity and amazing flavours too, inspite of its simplicity. This is my mom’s version of aval upma and it has no potato in it like the ones north Indians makes. I have heard that about my friends, yet to try that way. But love this version too very much. I love all the things that are made with aval/ poha/ flattened rice. Mainly because of its simplicity. Be it Lemon poha or puli aval, its more easier as there is no cutting process needed for it. MIL and mom makes even a soaked sweet version of aval with jaggery which can be eaten as snack in the evenings.
As always I have a small flashback story for this recipe too. There is a small pullayar koil( Ganesh temple) near our house. Its very small temple. We often go there. There, they serve this as prasadam, but its a no onion version. It will be so white, with ginger flavour along with green chilly, curry leaves and mainly coconut oil flavour. It will be simply D-I-V-I-N-E ! Since its a small temple, the kurukal’s wife only makes the prasadam and since in small quantity, it will be so homely and amazing as well. I have tasted only once or may be twice, but still I could remember those flavours and taste! That much great it was . But what I make is with onion version. You can make it No onion too. So here is the simple recipe I learnt from my mom.
Serve hot or not, it tastes and smells wonderful. Enjoy as breakfast/ dinner or snack.