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Lemon aval upma recipe |No onion garlic recipes

aval upma with lemon flavor, easy south Indian tiffin with poha!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: tiffin
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup getti aval/thick poha
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • To temper:
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons urad dal
  • 2 teaspoons channa dal
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 10-12 curry leaves


  • Pick and rinse the measured thick/getti aval well. Rinse the aval under running water for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside for 5 minutes without squeezing.
  • Heat a kadai and add 3 teaspoons gingely oil. Temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, chenna dal,asafoetida, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Add cashew nuts and fry for few minutes.
  • Add the damp poha, salt and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Switch off the flame, add lemon juice and mix well. Serve lemon aval upma hot.


1. You can add peanuts or cashew nuts along with channa dal
2. Do not cook for long time, aval will turn hard.


Calories: 121kcal