Phova Upma ( Version -2 )

              Phova Upma / usli  is an easy , quick to make  and a filling breakfast dish ! This is usually made by Kochi side GSBs . Here is how to make it ! 

Ingredients :-

  1. Phovu / poha – 250 gms 
  2. Grated coconut – 1 cup
  3. Green chillies –  3 or more as per taste .
  4. Jeera – 1tsp 
  5. Groundnuts /peanuts – a handful – optional but do add for more taste.
  6. Salt to taste 
  7. Curry leaves – a sprig 
  8. Coconut oil & mustard seeds for tempering 

Method :-

  • You may use white  or red phovu …also thick or thin  phovu .
  • If you are using thick phovu – wet it thoroughly and keep the water to drain . keep aside 
  • In a kadai heat the oil , and splutter the mustard seeds . Split the green chillies and add them along with the jeera , curry leaves and peanuts .
  • When the chillies and the peanuts have roasted well add the salt and mix well . Add the phovu and the grated coconut . 
  • Mix  well gently so that the phovu is not crushed . 
  • Cover and let simmer for another 3 minutes . Switch off. 

Serve hot with some accompaniments like pickles or frys .

Note :-
  1. If you are using thin phovu DO NOT wet it  but add directly along with the grated coconut. then sprinkle just enough water  so that it gets damp but not wet.
  2. Try out with all the varieties . Each phovu gives a different taste !

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