Poha is a favourite in our household. . Kids and hubby can have it any time of the day..

I am part of a lovely Facebook group, a member, Reem Khan, had suggested adding lemon juice after adding onions for sautéing, as a result the onions get lovely pinkish color. I so loved the tip that I started using it there after. I thought I should share it on my blog as well…

Here is my way of making poha..

image

Poha recipe

1. poha 2 cups washed and drained in a colander.
2. 2 onions finely chopped.
3. 3 green chillies chopped, a small piece ginger finely chopped
4. a few Curry leaves
5.  Salt to taste
6. haldi 1/2 tsp
7.Lime juice 1 wedge plus more
8. Coriander leaves finely chopped for garnishing
9. Oil 4tsp
10. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
11. Jeera 1/2 tsp
12. Coriander seeds 1/4th tsp
13. 1 red chilli
14. water for sprinkling 3 to 4 tsp
15. sev optional for garnishing

Wash and drain poha and set aside for 20 to 30 mins.

image

Chop all the above ingredients

image

Take a pan add oil

image

Once hot add mustard seeds once they crackle add Jeera and coriander seeds.

image

Once they crackle add green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Sauté.

From this stage add salt required after adding each ingredient. Sauté till it is done.

image

image

Add onions and some lime juice and salt, and haldi. sauté til color changes to pink.

image

image

image

image

Add poha, sprinkle some water and salt. Mix well and let it cook for 3 to 5 mins. Add lime juice according to taste and garnish with coriander leaves.

image

image

For some extra punch you may add some shredded coconut too, some sev as well.

Advertisements

I like experimenting new things and love to make everything at home for my family. This pushes me to try new recipes.

Since the time I started baking in my cooking range the cakes have been really good. And my kids keep asking me to bake again. I end up baking twice a week. I feel really great. This time I decided to make chivda, my kids like chatpata mixtures and snacks.. So I tried making chivda. There are many many recipes for it.. This is how I made it. Its simple and very quick.

Ingredients

poha – one cup
oil( I used Gingely oil) – 3 tsp
Peanuts. – 2tbsp
Green chillies – 1or 2
Curry leaves cleaned and chopped one stick
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4tsp
Lemon juice – 1/2 to 1 tsp
Asafoetida (hing)  – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Method

Take a pan, add 1 tsp oil and fry the poha till it becomes crisp. I did not wash the poha, just cleaned it by picking the grains. Once it is crisp, take off the gas.

Take another pan, heat the remaining oil and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once they crackle add the asafoetida. After 2 seconds add chillies and curry leaves and add turmeric powder. Let it fry for 1 minute.
Now add the peanuts and salt and let it fry. Keep the gas on low flame. Mix well.

After 5 to 7 mins add poha and mix the lemon juice. Your chivda is ready…

image

Enjoy!!