Monday, 6 February 2012

Lemony Powdered Poha



Ingredients:
Thick Poha 1 Cup
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Raw Peanuts 2 Tbsps
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Lemon Juice 4 – 7 Tbsps
Salt to Taste
Talimpu:
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps
Method of preparation:
Wash, remove stems and slice the green chiles.
Grind flattened rice / poha into coarse powder.
Wash the powdered poha with water and keep aside.
Leftover water will eventually be soaked by powdered poha.
Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts and roast them until light golden brown.
Remove the peanuts onto a bowl, add all other talimpu ingredients in order in the same pan with remaining oil.
When chana dal turns light brown, add sliced green chillies.
Fry for a minute and add turmeric powder and remove from heat.
Stir in wet poha, fried peanuts and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly with a wide spatula.
Stir in lemon juices and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Leave the lemony powdered poha covered for couple of hours if time permits.
Serve lemonypowdered poha with plain yogurt and with any pickle of your choice.