Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Vegetable Poha

Poha or beaten rice is known as pohe in marathi,phovu in konkani,aval in tamil,avalakki in kannada.Yes this is a breakfast/snack item in almost all over India :)This is vegetable poha recipe..slight variation to the typical kande pohe.Poha is available in 2 varieties - thick and thin.I have used the thin version here and have explained below the careful steps to be taken while using this thin poha:-)

Ingredients -
thin poha/flattened rice
green peas
cauliflower florets
green chillies
turmeric powder
asafoetida (hing)
curry leaves(kadipatta)
mustard seeds
cumin seeds(jeera)
fresh coriander leaves

Method -
Chop the onion,capsicum,carrot,cauliflower,green chillies finely.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Add a pinch of hing,mustard and cumin seeds.
Once they splutter add curry leaves.
Add the chopped onions,green chillies,peanuts and veggies.
Add salt and turmeric powder and cover and cook till the veggies get soft.
While the veggies are getting cooked wash the poha lightly once.
This is important because as we are using thin poha,if you wash it more it will get mushy and form a lump.If it is thick poha then it can be washed a couple of times.
Once the poha is ready(washed) add it to the pan.
Add salt and sugar as per taste.
Stir the poha lightly taking care not to break it.
Cover the pan and turn off the heat.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.Grated coconut can also be added at this time,I did not add.
Serve it with sev or it just goes well with a cup of hot tea :-)

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