Posted: 17 February 2009 at 7:26am | IP Logged
Poha is a popular snack in Central , western and southern parts of India, ask any poha lover and they would swear by it ....
Poha can be used in various snack recipes and has a good amount of iron it . Its a easy to cook, nutrtious snack and also a "bachelor's delight"
Here is one recipe of beaten rice-Poha
2 cups poha ( thick flattened rice)
2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
5-6 curry leaves
2 green chillies slit lengthwise (optional)
1 medium onion chopped fine
1 large/2medium potatoes quartered and sliced very thin
Handful of unsalted peanuts (skins removed)
Pinch of turmeric powder
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Salt to taste
- Chopped coriander to garnish
Put the poha in a sieve and wash under running water for 2 minutes. Keep aside to drain.
Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry till the spluttering stops and then add the onion. Fry till soft and translucent.
Add the peanuts and potatoes and stirring frequently, cook for 2-3 minutes.
Drain the poha completely to remove all water and add it to the above mix. Add the turmeric powder and stir well to blend all ingredients.
Cook for another minute. Turn off the fire. Pour lime juice over the poha and mix well.
- Garnish with chopped coriander and serve while hot.
Try it n ENJOY!!
Edited by ananyacool - 17 February 2009 at 7:26am