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Poha

Poha


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eed 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 ...


Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

And serve ..:)

This Kids friendly (also mom's friendly ;) ) Poha goes to Trupti's Cooking for kids : Rice Event started by Sharmi of Neivedyam

49 comments:

  1. WOw priti, i love poha dishes much, this is too prefect for kids...haha priti i doesnt know but something is pulling me to come up as though, may be am addict for foods..lolz

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  2. I LOVE this quick and yummy Poha dish, make every time I run out of leftovers for my lunch which is not often! :D

    Looks great, good one.

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  3. Nice history for poha.. lol!! :D
    Thats very simple and easy... I hated whenever my mom prepared it while I was growing up, after my marriage, have not even considered it as an option... he hee!! But, after reading your history, I'm getting a little desire to prepare it again!! :)

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  4. Nice color and nice pic Priti, Who does'nt like Poha?? Thanks for sharing

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  5. have never tried this aval upma but have heard about it; nice snack; has come out well :)

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  6. nice da..looking colorful n perfect for the event!!

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  7. Nice entry..looking delicious..

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  8. Beautiful colour and looks so yummy delish.

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  9. Looks gr8! Love it! Nice pics.

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  10. Poha can be tricky. Glad you got it right. It looks great! :)

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  11. Simple and delicious Priti....i too resort to poha when i am lazy.

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  12. I was never a lover of Poha..We used to get this in a bad shape in our office canteens..mebe thats y..But ur poha looks definitely yum Priti dear..:)

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  13. For making this poha,we need a particular thick variety and thats available only very rarely in Mustafa(its the only place where my hubby will take me to buy groceries!!)
    Which variety u used?

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  14. The Poha looks so perfect and yummy. Iam sure you'll must have had a happy snacking time.

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  15. This Aval upma is my fav Bfast item ,but i dont add potatoes..

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  16. I love poha too such an awesome tasty breakfast

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  17. Looks great. With peanut it would be very tasty. Nice colour.

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  18. Looks fabulous. Nice color...My fav one too...

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  19. yummy, we love poha...i use brown poha though!

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  20. yes..a quick snack indeed..love it anytime of the day..

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  21. Poha is my all time fav and an easy,quick snack..It looks lovely :)

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  22. Poha looks lovely Priti. Thank you very much for this entry

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  23. Hmm I didn't check the variety Raji...will check next time and let you know :)

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  24. I'm sure kids will relish this easy tasty breakfast!

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  25. ooh looks so yummy and nice color perfect for the event

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  26. poha is a great snack for all ages, good entry for the contest

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  27. yay poha...check out my version here: http://food-fanatic.blogspot.com/2009/02/poha-rice-flakes.html

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  28. looks delicious. An easy and yummy dish.

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  29. delcious pree...i love poha :)

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  30. I also prefer this for a quick breakfast..nice one

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  31. Wow tempting and easy....Really a nice nice idea to have poha in hungry...

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  32. Arey aaj hi nashte mein Poha tha....kuch nahin suja toh poha comes to my rescue...easy to make breakfast...urs look appetizing

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  33. This is our go-to guy when we feel lazy to cook an elaborate b'fast :) nice post :)

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  34. Hi Priti,
    Visited your blog after a long long time. The Poha looks great. Its my father's favorite
    Love
    Sudeshna

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  35. I love poha....healthy and delicious. Your pics are so good!

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  36. poha looks yummy and with that bright yellow color.

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  37. priti really i love ur version of poha snack.

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  38. I love poha, this is a quick and easy dish in hand to prepare anytime...

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  39. Like poha very much, looks gud.. even i make the same way !!

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  40. Wow Priti,
    Your rice dish is absolutely flavorful and delish. I could have this everyday alone!

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  41. This is new to me. I should try this...

    I often make gojju avalakki with poha

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  42. Poha looks delicious! do check the FIL part 2 roundup dear!

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  43. Beaten rice, is that the flattened rice? I saw it once in my travels overseas.

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  44. my all time fav breakfast or tiffin item :)

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  45. Hi Priti, I have shared an award with you in my blog.. Pls accept it :)

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  46. mmm, tis is definitely perfect for kids and will be ready in a jiffy... I love this with more nuts... Looks great...

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  47. i love pohe very very very much surya

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