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Vegetable poha is a quick and healthy dish that can be served either as an evening snack or dinner or breakfast.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner, Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: How to make aval upma, How to make vegetable poha
Yield: 5 People


  • 1 Cup Red Thin Poha Aval in Tamil, Flattened rice in English
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Jeera Cumin seeds in English
  • 1 inch Ginger Finely chopped
  • 2 Green chilly Slit vertically
  • Curry leaves Handful
  • 1 Large Onion Finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Green Peas
  • 1 Carrot Finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Cabbage Finely chopped
  • 1 Capsicum
  • 2 Medium sized Potato Boiled, peeled and diced
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Oil


  • Wash the poha well, and drain the water completely. Mix poha with salt and turmeric powder and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
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  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add jeera and allow it to splutter.
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  • Once jeera starts spluttering, add ginger, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute for a minute.
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  • Add the onions and saute till the onions turn translucent.
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  • Now add carrot, cabbage, green peas and capsicum. Sprinkle a little water over it and cover and cook till the vegetables are cooked. This may take around 8-10 minutes.
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  • Add the required amount of salt.
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  • Add the boiled potatoes and mix well.
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  • Now add the poha. Mix well. Keep it covered for 2 minutes and switch off the stove.
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  • Vegetable poha is ready for serving. Just before serving add in 1 tsp lemon juice, and mix it in well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
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  1. If you like a crunchy texture, you can add roasted peanuts after adding jeera.
  2. You can also add boiled chickpeas, finely chopped beans, boiled sweet corn etc.,