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Sep 22, 2012

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

3 people

PREPARATION LEVEL

easy

This easy to make Poha(पोहे ) recipe is best for light and healthy breakfast or an evening snack. Learn how to make Poha in few easy to follow steps and enjoy homemade Poha with Archana.

INGREDIENTS

    1 small diced potato
    2 cups poha (fat poha rice)
    1 cup chopped onion
    Coconut and coriander according to taste and for garnish
    ½ tsp cumin seeds
    Salt according to taste
    10-12 curry leaves
    ½ tsp mustard seeds
    3-4 green chillies
    ½ tsp turmeric powder
    ½ lime
    1 tsp sugar
    3-4 tbsp of oil
    1 cup water to soak the poha

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 3-4 tbsp of oil
  • Till the oil heats, soak the poha
  • Add little water at a time because it becomes difficult to estimate the amount of water that is needed.
  • Soak the poha for 10-15 minutes
  • Once the oil is heated add ½ tsp mustard seeds, 1/s tsp cumin seeds, 10-12 curry leaves, 3-4 green chillies, ½ tsp turmeric powder ,1 cup of chopped onion and salt according to taste
  • Add ½ tsp sugar and add cocnut and coriander for garnish
  • Add finely chopped potatoes
  • Cover it with a lid for 5 minutes to let the potatoes cook
  • It isn’t compulsory to use potatoes in the recipe
  • This recipe can serve about 3 to 4 people.
  • The onions are cooked but the potatoes are still raw
  • TIP: Place a lid on top and let the potatoes cook faster with the steam that will be generated
  • At this point, reduce the gas flame a little, or else the onions will get burnt
  • To check if the potatoes are cooked use a spoon or folk and see if it breaks easily
  • If they do break easily, consider the potatoes cooked
  • Now add the perfectly soaked poha
  • At this point squeeze some lime
  • TIP: It is okay if you don’t add lime. You can even cut a small piece and serve it on the side with the poha
  • While mixing this together, increase the flame
  • If you are in a hurry to serve the dish, toss it a bit and put it on the serving dish. Or else,  just steam it for 5 minutes before serving
  • The poha is ready
  • Add some coconut and coriander for garnish

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