Sunday, October 12, 2008

Healthy and Delicious Poha

Poha as we all know and love is famous in Maharashtra where they add sugar to the poha and is known by the name of kanda batate pohe, its very famous in Madhya Pradesh and Gujrat as well. I do remember a train journey to Jammu and we had got down at Ratlam to have some breakfast and has this yum and delicious poha - jalebi, a very famous dish in all of MP and you can't get anything better than this anywhere else in the world. It tasted just awesome. Every state has its own way and method to make poha and they serve it differently as well.

Here goes my recipe which was taught to me by my husband and I love the taste of this yummy, flavorful and delicious poha.


2 cups poha (washed and dried)
1 medium onion thinly sliced
1 tomato finely chopped
6-8 green chilies (split)
1 tsp turmeric powder
4-5 curry leaves
1 tsp rai (mustard seeds)
1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1 tsp sugar
A pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
1 table spoon oil
1/2 cup green peas
salt to taste
1/2 cup green coriander leaves (chopped)
2 table spoons lemon juice
Salt to taste

Take poha in a colander and wash under running water thoroughly. Drain the water completley and transfer the washes and drained poha to a serving plate. Spread poha evenly on the plate and let it dry out completley. Add some salt and sugar to the poha and mix well.

Heat oil in a pan, add hing to it. Add rai, jeera, curry leaves and green chilies to the pan and let it cook for 2 mins. Add sliced onions to the pan and saute till the onions get a slightly golden color. Add salt and turmeric powder to the pan and mix well. Add tomatoes and peas to the pan as well and saute for 2 mins. Add washed and dried poha to the pan and mix well. Cover with the lid and let it cook for another 5-7 mins.

Remove from flame, add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix well. Serve hot with sev or jalebi. Eaten in any form, this poha recipe tastes yum.... Thanks Hubby!!!!!!!!!

This recipe goes to Vandana's (Cooking up Something Nice) food event Lunch Box Special