Matta Rice Flakes Upma / Sivappu Arisi Aval Upma

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             Matta rice is an indigenous rice grown in palakad district of Kerala. Matta rice flakes are typically used in Kerala cuisine. Healthy alternative to white rice flakes, having a high nutritional contents. This is a healthy breakfast recipe for kids and adults.

  Ingredients

         1 Cup of Matta Rice Flakes
         1/2 Cup of Finely Chopped Onion
         2 Tbsp of Grated Coconut
         Few Curry Leaves
         2 Red Chillies or Green Chillies
         2 Tbsp of Roasted Peanuts
         Pinch of Asafoetida
         1 Tsp of Mustard
         1 Tsp of Urad Dal
         Oil and salt as needed

  Method

  • Soak matta rice flakes in water for 3 mins.
  • Heat a pan with oil, add red chillies, let it turn brown. To oil, add mustard, urad dal, asafoetida, curry leaves, onions (add one by one) fry for a 1-2 mins.
  • Add roasted peanuts and fry for a min.
  • In a medium flame, add soaked matta rice flakes, salt and fry for 1-2 mins.
  • Finally add grated coconut, mix well and switch off the stove.
  • Serve immediately with onion raita.

   
  Tips

  • Don’t over soak the rice flakes, it will turn soggy while cooking.
  • Adding peanuts are optional.
  • You can follow the same recipe with white rice flakes.
  • Soaking time for white flakes is 2 mins.
  • You can add any vegetables of your choice.   

 
    Health Benefits of Matta Rice Flakes

  • Matta rice flakes are very good for the people with heart disease, diabetes and weight loss.
  • Low in cholesterol, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.


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