Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Peas poha

Poha or rice flakes is one of the favorite breakfast options in northern India. It is usually made in a very simple manner and is called "kanda (onion) poha". I love to create varieties and give a twist to the original.

Ingredients (serves 2)
1. Peas- 1 cup (I've used the frozen ones)
2. Onions- 1 medium sized, sliced
3. Potato - 1 small, chopped
4. Green chilies- 1 chopped
5. Rice flakes/poha- 1 & 1/2 cup
6. Groundnuts- 1 tsp
7. Tomato- 1 chopped
8. Lime juice of 1/2 lemon for one serving (optional)
9. Salt to taste
10. Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp approximately
11. Red chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
12. Mustard seeds (rai)- 1/4 tsp
13. Oil- 1 tblsp

1. Wash poha thoroughly. Then drain and keep it aside.
2. Sprinkle the salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder over the drained poha.
3. Heat oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds to it.
4. When the seeds starts crackling, add groundnuts and fry them for a few seconds. They skin will crack when they cook.
5. Add onions and green chilly and fry for a few min. Add potatoes. Cook till they are done.
6. Add the poha and toss it in the kadhai.
7. Now add tomatoes and peas and stir till it mixes well. Cover and cook for a minute or so.
8. Add the lime juice after switching off the gas.
9. Serve hot.

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