Poha may sound exotic, but once you know what it is – it’s pretty simple to make. It’s a popular Maharashtrian recipe made from flattened rice with onions or potatoes (I’ve used both in my recipe). Whether you make this for breakfast, as a main dish or as a snack- it’s quick, filling, and tasty!
- 2 cups Poha (flattened rice)
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1/8 tsp Asafoetida
- ½ tsp Turmeric powder
- 2 Dry Red Chillies (broken)
- 2 Green chillies (slit lengthwise)
- 1 Onion medium sized (chopped finely)
- 1 large Potatoe (pressure cooked & cut into cubes)
- Handful of Cashew nuts (unsalted)
- 1 spring Curry leaves
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 2 tbsp Olive oil/ Sunflower Oil
- 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 oil in a pan on a medium flame and add the mustard seeds, fry till the spluttering stops and then add the curry leaves, green chillies and chopped onion. Fry till it’s soft and translucent.
- Add the cashew nuts and potatoes and cook for 3 minutes stirring continuously.
- 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 mixture and toss well.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve while hot.