Need a breakfast or snack at jiffy? Well the answer can be Poha?? [this doesn't include so vegetable poha, if needs to cut many veggies ;) ] yummy Poha was introduced to me by one of my Gujju classmate..most of the time her lunchbox will be Poha...but at our place my mom never made this so call Poha or shall we call it Aval Upma? She always made chidwa ....so I fine day I thought of making Poha myself since I liked it very much but it was not exactly as my friend's lunchbox...never mind along the way I tried here and there and never got the perfect poha..until my DH made for me one fine day (not DH those days)...I tried same procedure as his but still no luck....so whenever I want to eat poha ...you know whom I'll look for :p....until last Sat'day; first time I tried to make Poha after our marriage!! Well, he was rushing for his class and I felt so bad to let him go on empty stomach (so kind of me isn't it?) and I gather all my courage to try Poha and boy it was so damn good ...I couldn't believe my luck more...just the perfect poha ..okie let me not get in to this & came back to the recipe.
So here presenting Poha ...
Beaten Rice/Poha/Chidwa/Aval - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Green chili - 3-4
Potato - 1 medium [optional]
Peanuts - few (around 1tbs)
Coriander leaves - handful
Curry leaves - few
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tps
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tps
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbs
1. Wash beaten rice/poha in running water for a min or 2 (depending on how thick is the poha), just make sure it doesn't get so much soak or mashed. Drain all the water as possible and keep aside.
2. Slice the onion, chills, cut potato in thin slices and chop the coriander leaves.
3. In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds (I just cumin as I don't have mustard seeds till) once splutter, add onion, green chili, curry leaves, peanuts and saute for 2 mins or until onion turns golden brown. Add potato, turmeric powder and fry until potato gets cooked. [ you can add peas, carrot, beans or any other veggie too]
4. Include salt and poha mix everything well. Cook for another 2 mins and garnish with coriander leaves.
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