Saturday, February 28, 2009

Poha





Poha is one of those snacks that just fit perfectly right on a dull and rainy day not too heavy does not take much time to make and tastes great, there are a lot of variations to this dish add more potatoes then it is potato poha , or with addition to peas turn it into a peas poha and the ever famous onion poha (kanda poha) anyways it turns out great.








what u will need:
1 cups Thick Poha ( flattened rice )
1 medium sized Onion chopped fine
2 Green Chillies
a few curry leaves
green peas 1 tablespoon
Chopped Cilantro
Grated Coconut for Garnishing
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
For Seasoning:
2 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tbsp Peanuts
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder

soak the poha in lil' water, what I usually do is wash it once leaving little water to soak up in the poha in my experience the thick poha works this way better and then set aside till u get the other things ready. Fry the peanuts for garnishing and set these aside too.
heat the pan add oil till it warms up, add mustard seeds till it starts to pop, add the chopped onion , green peas, chillies and saute for few mins till cooked, add the curry leaves (optional) then add turmeric do not let it burn add the wet poha mix well .
Add salt as needed and close the pan for the poha to cook for few mins, u can even add little sugar which is also optional .
garnish with chopped cilantro, roasted peanuts ,coconut, and lemon juice enjoy this with a hot cup of tea .


5 comments:

Bharathy said...

Wow!...Do I see all my favourites here??..Lovely homely picks, MR :)!!
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lemonytree said...

there is a small addition to ur recipe to make it a lill more authentic...

i found this out in pune on my morning trips to one of those small joints which serve excellent kande pohe and chaha...open only from 6am to 9 am.

the secret: when u soak the poha add a lill sugar and salt to it ....the taste gets into it the poha...so when u cook the poha the salt and sugar mix is already infused into it....

Asha said...

Looks so delicious MR, my mom sprinkles freah grated coconut like you on Poha, Uppittu and Chitranna too! :)

Cynthia said...

Spice and rice - 2 of my favourite food things. I am so going to be stalking this blog :)

Thanks for visiting.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Poha is my favorite,looks very tempting!
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