Red Aval (poha) uppu urundai


This is a very easy to make dish unlike the regular preparation of uppu urundais where we have to cook the dough first and then steam them.  Any kind of aval can be used for this dish. A very healthy and filling  snack or breakfast. It can be eaten without any side dish but we like it with coconut chutney.


1.  Red poha, thicker variety, 2 cups.

2. Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspooon. 

3. Cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon.

3. Dried red chilies, broken 3,

4. Curry leaves, a sprig.

5. Salt, 1/2 teaspoon.

6. Hing a pinch.

7. Shredded coconut, 1/2 cup.


Wash the poha once and soak it with water enough to cover it for 5 minutes. Drain all the water and mash it into a dough with all the ingredients. The dough should be thick enough to roll it into small balls. If it gets too watery, a few teaspoons of rice flour can be added until the right consistency is reached. Make small balls out of them and steam for 15 minutes. I used a idli cooker for this . A regular steamer can also be used. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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