Mappillai Samba Aval Upma

Mappillai Samba Aval Upma

Mappillai samba aval upma is quick to do recipe which is very nutritious and filling. Mappillai Samba is a traditional rice variety from Tamilnadu and it is known well for its innate nutrition. During our last trip to Chennai, I happened to find this rice flakes of Mappillai Samba in an organic shop. I gave it a try similar to that of my aval kozhukkattai

Mappillai Samba Aval Upma

Mappillai samba aval is nutrient-dense and rich food choice. As most of you know I totally avoid any processed/packed foods I have always chosen rice flakes/millet flakes over corn flakes/oats. The millet flakes and rice flakes are more local and way more healthy. I was almost full with just half a portion of my usual quantity with the below aval upma.


Mappillai samba is a diabetic-friendly rice variant and so is the flakes. The poha improves haemoglobin in the blood and cures anaemia. It is very rich in fibre and treats all digestive and stomach related issues. The variant is known to improve the nervous and muscular strength in growing kids and hence much recommended for toddlers and kids too.

Serves -3

Time-10 minutes

mappillai samba aval upma


  • Mappillai Samba Aval-One cup
  • Water-1.5 cups
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To Cook
  • Coconut-1 tbsp

To Temper:

  • Red Chilly-1
  • Mustard Seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Gram dhal-1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves-Few

mappillai samba aval upma


1. Measure and keep ingredients ready.

2. In a pan, dry roast the aval.

mappillai samba aval upma
3. Keep the roasted aval aside
4.In the same pan, add oil and temper.
mappillai samba aval upma
5. When tempering is done,add the orasted poha and add water.
6.Stir well and close and keep for 5 minutes in low flame.
7.The poha would have got cooked
8.Fluff it up and add grated coconut.
mappillai samba aval upma
9.Mappillai Samba Aval Upma is ready .

mappillai samba aval upma


You can slightly rinse and wash away the dirt before step 3.

Use a colander and rinse.

This is a filling recipe.

Skip salt and chilly for babies below one year.

Please consult your doctor before introducing any new food to your kids.

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mappillai samba aval upma

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