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Atukula Upma/Poha Upma – Indian Breakfast Recipe

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Atukula Upma is a popular breakfast recipe. This is simple recipe which can be had as a breakfast or as a quick snack.







Serves – 2
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins

  • Thick pressed Rice (Poha) – 2 Cups
  • Oil – 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Red Chilli Whole – 3 no
  • Asafoetida – pinch
  • Green chillies(finely chopped) – 6 no or to taste
  • Chanadal – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Onion (chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato (cubes) – 1 big
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cilantro (finely chopped) – 3 Tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 Tbsp or to taste


  • Wash poha under cold water in a colander or a sieve to remove the starch and dirt particles from them.
  • Once poha is washed well, transfer to a wide container and set it aside.
  • Heat a wide non stick pan, add in oil, add mustard seeds to the hot oil and allow them to pop.
  • Add in cumin seeds, red chilli, hing, green chillies, chanadal,curry leaves and cook for 30 secs stirring continuously until chanadal dal turns golden.
  • Add in onion and cover to cook till soft but do not burn them even a bit.
  • Add in tomato and immediately add in poha, salt and cook on low heat for 5 mins.
  • Add cilantro and lemon juice, give it a final mix and turn off the heat. Serve hot.


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  1. Pavitra

    my DH’s all time fav snack 😀 btw i make the same with tamarind extract as well….

    1. admin

      That’s great!!! I make it too! tastes fabulous, yumm!

  2. sowmya

    Hi sruthi,

    Nice receipe i like it, but i have give messages to you u have not responded to that i had some doubts in your kitchen tools, when you have shown the rolling pin you have one mat in down what is that where you have purchase that one more question icecream maker also where do u have purchase that plz give me a reply to this question so it is easy to purchase that.

    1. admin

      Hi Sowmya,

      Glad that you liked the recipe.. :)
      The mat is called “Silpat” this is generally used while baking cookies, but I use it for rolling chapathis or rotis.. it makes my job easy.. I bought it online at amazon.com
      And coming to the ice cream maker, it is cuisinart ice cream maker which is also from amazon.com

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