Biyam is rice and atukulu is poha in telugu. Though prepared with rice, this dish gives the feel and taste of poha. This is my friend Vani's recipe who is from Mysore & I guess this is a traditional dish of this region. This dish calls for the regular pantry staples in the Indian kitchens and can be prepared in a jiffy and enjoyed at any time, breakfast , lunch or dinner.
Rice - 1 cup , pan roasted on medium fire till color changes
Onion - 2 large , diced big
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Water - 3 cups
Red chilly - 7 ( byadigi and guntur )
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Tamarind - 1 tbsp , soaked & extract the juice
Jaggery - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 to 3 tbsps
Mustard, bengal gram dal, curry leaves, Red chillies - 2 ( broken ), hing
Dry roast the rice for at least 10 mins till the color changes .
In a pressure cooker, take oil & do the tempering. Add the turmeric powder also.
Tip in the onions & stir a couple of times.
Grind the masala using the measured water & tip it into the onions.
Add the rice.
Pour in the rest of the water also.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Open after the pressure is down & enjoy spicy , tangy Rice poha.