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Poha - Powa

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From western India, Poha, made from flattened rice, is an easy-to-cook, nutritious snack. It is often eaten for breakfast or brunch. Add extra zing to Poha by serving it with Mint-Coriander Chutney!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups poha (flattened rice)
  • 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies slit lengthwise (optional)
  • 1 medium onion chopped fine
  • 1 large/2medium potatoes quartered and sliced very thin
  • Handful of unsalted peanuts (skins removed)
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander to garnish

Preparation:

  • Put the poha in a sieve and wash under running water for 2 minutes. Keep aside to drain.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry till the spluttering stops and then add the onion. Fry till soft and translucent.
  • Add the peanuts and potatoes and stirring frequently, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • 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 and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve while hot. Poha tastes great with Mint-Coriander Chutney!
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Poha variant, Member sandypruthi

Other vegetables like beans and carrot can also be used

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