Saturday, April 30, 2011

Aloo Poha


Poha thick(white rice flakes) -2 cup
chopped Onion - 1
green chilly - 3 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 small piece finely chopped
Potato -1 big(cut into small cubes)
Mustard Seeds- 1tsp
Cumin/Jeera- 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric pwdr - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves few
Raisins and cashews
Coriander leaves finely chopped to garnish
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Preparation Method:-
  • Gently wash the Poha in a colander and let it drain out all the water
  • Sprinkle salt and 1 tbsp lemon juice on the poha and mix well with a spoon/spatula.
  • Heat oil in a Kadai or Pan, crackle the mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Add Urad dal, Chana Dal, Cashews, Curry leaves and stir fry for a minute.
  • Add raisins and stir fro few secs, add onion, green chilly and ginger. Stir fry for till onion turns translucent.
  • Add chopped potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and stir well to mix. Cover it and cook in med heat till potato is cooked to tender(don't overcook the potato. You can microwave the potato and add as well)
  • Add the poha and stir fry for 2-3 mins till onion-potato masala and poha is well incorporated.
  • Drizzle 1tbsp of lemon juice on top and stir to mix. Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve hot.

1) You can make it without potato as well ie just with onion and is called Kandhe poha/Onion Poha.
2) You can add a chopped tomato and opt out potato as well for a tangy poha recipe(and I love tomato/tamatar Poha).
3) While seasoning add little asafoetida for a nice aroma, I didn't add it since I ran out of it.

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