Rather than the usual aval upma I thought of trying something different. It really came out well and it saved my dinner preparation time. Its also healthy. For more info on Aval
|Aval ravai||1 cup|
|Mustard seeds||1/4 tsp.|
|Urud dhal||1/4 tsp.|
|Channa dhal||1/4 tsp.|
- Grind regular aval (flattened rice) in the blender until it turns to coarse aval ravai. Measure and take one cup of the coarse aval ravai.
- Cut onions into smaller pieces and split green chilies.
- Heat the oil in a kadai (or wok) and add mustard seeds, when it splatters add urud dhal and channa dal. As the color changes, add curry leaves, onion, and green chilies. Fry until onions turn translucent. Now add water and allow it to boil.
- Then add salt and aval ravai, mix well until the moisture is evaporated and cooked. Remove from fire and allow it to cool.
- Heat a steamer. Make small balls from the cooked aval ravai. Place inside your palm to convert to cylindrical shaped dumplings and place it in a steamer. Allow it to steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Remove and serve hot with chutney or pickles.
I am sending this recipe to Flavors of South India