Masala Poha, Poha Upma, Atukulu Upma ~ Kids Version!

>>  Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I was sure it wasn't the maggi, but something got a tummy upset for Chinnu, which resulted in him throwing up his lunch. We got a call from the school to pick him for home. So I hurried up as soon as I could. Poor thing, he was fast asleep as it was his nap time. He was happy seeing me, when I said we are leaving for home, he asked with a question Peddu? I said he will come home later and hoped he won't cry for him. Together they always seem like two little puppies indulging in a fight and enjoying the game. Most times they are content with just their company. Of course most times they end up hitting each other and one of us always have our eye on them. But everything said, they miss each other so much. Konda at times feels so left out!

Back home, it felt strange yet fun to be at home by afternoon. As expected hubby dear came home too. So after a restful afternoon nap, Chinnu was feeling much better. When Peddu came home, he came running in to see Chinnu. I was happy seeing Chinnu at least eat something for his dinner. So as a treat I decided to make them Masala Poha. They simply love this dish and that makes it so much easy for me.

This is completely a kids version of Masala Poha or Poha Upma that's normally served. But cooking for them with extra attention to details!

Making this way, gets them not say they have "Tool" (skin) in their food!


Ingredients Needed:

Thick Poha / Beaten Rice/ Atukulu - 1 cup
Onions - 1 quarter, diced into big pieces.
Curry leaves - 3-4
Red Chili powder - quarter tsp or 1 Green Chilies chopped in middle
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - -1- 2 tsp
Ghee/ Butter - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds+ Urad dal - 1/4 tsp (opt)

Method to prepare

  • Wash and soak the thick poha for 10 mins. Drain to remove all water. Using a fork run through it make it fluffy.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add in the mustard seeds if you are using. I skip this as last time the boys refused these!
  • Add in the diced onions chunks. Sauté well. Add in the salt and turmeric. Mix well.
  • Then add G. Chilies or R. chilies which ever you are using.
  • Simmer for 2 mins. Add in the drained poha. Combine everything well. Add in the ghee and cover the pan and simmer for 5 mins.

This is not only a Kids treat but quick for Bachelors too!

Will be back with a new Dosa soon, until then enjoy!


Vidhya September 10, 2009 at 2:34 AM  

well sounds like a good idea. Glad your little one is feeling better now. It happens to me too everytime one gets sick.

Mriganayani September 10, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

Looks delicious and lite! Love the green chilli - I wouldn't even mind biting into it while eating this!

Priya Narasimhan September 10, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

Nice photos and the bowls look very pretty..who would not love to have this masala poha..:-)

Priya September 10, 2009 at 2:24 PM  

Prefect masala poha Sri!

Parita September 10, 2009 at 10:18 PM  

Perfect Breakfast, would love to have it with some coconut chutney and lime..hmmm..yumm!

Happy cook September 10, 2009 at 11:07 PM  

I am so glad to hear he is ok now.
I love all yor three kids, i think they are the best.

Anonymous March 10, 2012 at 4:45 PM  

Is poha, puffed rice or beaten rice flakes? They are two different things, but seemed to be used by bloggers interchangeably.

Srivalli March 11, 2012 at 7:21 AM  

Anon Poha is beaten Rice flakes. I guess one tends to get confused...:)

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