September 4, 2011

Vegetable Poha

Poha is flattened rice. Its very easy to cook, or rather doesnt need much cooking. There's lots of variations we try at home. You will find poha as the most preferred breakfast in many a maharashtrian homes. Usually the Kandha Poha(Onion Poha). This is just a variation of it.
Flattened Rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1
Chopped Carrot - a handful
Chopped Potato - a handful
Peas - a handful
Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
Red Chili - 1 or 2
Turmeric Powder - 2 tsp
Curry Leaves - a little
Coriander leaves - a little
Lemon - 2 wedges
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, red chili, curry leaves, onions and saute.
Add all the other vegetables and water, close the lid and allow to cook.
Once all the vegetables are cooked and and all the water is absorbed, add turmeric powder, salt, and mix well.
Add flattened rice and mix it well by tossing and shaking the pan rather than using a spoon. It might get mushy if a spoon is used much.
Garnish and serve with coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Bon Appetit!!