Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Atukula Upma Andhra Style - How to make Atukula Upma in Telugu

Atukula Upma Andhra Style is a popular south indian breakfast recipe. It is called as atukula upma in telugu, Poha Upma in north india, Aval Upma in Tamilnadu etc. This Poha Upma is made using flattened (beaten) rice. This is an easy and quick recipe which can be prepared in just a jiffy. So it is very helpful for bachelors or working women who usually prefer easy, quick and less time consuming recipes.

You can also check out my video on how to make Atukula Upma in Telugu:

You can add carrots, green peas, potatoes to make this recipe even more nutritious.

You can squeeze a dash of lime which gives a light tangy taste and makes this recipe more interesting. I usually prepare this atukula upma in my breakfast. You can serve this as an evening snack too along with chai. 

Atukula Upma can be served plain or with any pickle of your choice.  I usually serve it with Mamidikaya Pachadi or Tomato Pachadi. Now with out any delay let us jump in and learn how to make atukula upma.

Do check my other breakfast recipes:

- Dahi Poha (Poha soaked in curd)
- Uggani (Borugula Upma)
- Mysore Bajji
- Andhra Pesarattu
- Gunta Ponganalu
- Chole Bhature Punjabi Style

Ingredients for Atukula Upma Andhra Style:

1. Poha (Atukulu) - 4 cups (Thick Poha should be used)
2. Onions - 1
3. Green Chillies - 2
4. Dry Red Chillies - 4
5. Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
6. Coriander Leaves - 4 to 5 sprigs
7. Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp (Optional)
8. Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
9. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
10. Peanuts - 2 tsps
11. Roasted Channa Dal - 3 tsps
12. Split Black Gram (Urad Dal) - 1 tsp
13. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
14. Salt - To Taste
15. Oil - 4 to 5 tbsps


How to make Atukula Upma in Telugu:

1. Wash and drain out excess water from poha and set aside for 5 minutes. Resting for 5 
minutes is mandatory as this helps atukulu to become soft and fluffy

2. Heat a pan, add oil once oil becomes hot add mustard and cumin seeds

3. Once they splutter add peanuts, roasted channa dal, urad dal, chopped green chillies 
and dry red chillies

4. Once dals are roasted nicely add chopped onion piesces, curry leaves and mix nicely

5. Once onion pieces turn transparant add turmeric powder and salt, mix nicely

6. Now add atukulu which was kept aside for 5 minutes after washing and draining excess 

7. Mix nicely and allow it to cook on slow flame for about 5 minutes

8. Now switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves

9. Adding lemon juice is optional it is upto your choice

10. Yummy and healthy atukula upma andhra style is ready, serve it directly or you can 
serve it by topping with some sev.

Atukula Upma in telugu

Tips to make Atukula Upma Andhra Style:

1. You can also add potato chunks while frying onion pieces in this recipe, which enhances the taste further.

2. Poha is available is 3 varieties in the market i.e. thick, thin and medium poha. To make this Atukula Upma always use Thick Poha only.

3. Another most important point while making this recipe is, always wash poha gently, don't press or squeeze it much while washing, also do drain the water used for washing poha completely as this can make poha soggy.

4. After washing and draining poha, resting it for 5 minutes is mandatory as this helps atukulu to become soft and fluffy.