Feb 22, 2008

Recipe - Poha (Pohe/Attukula pulihara/attukula upma)

(Rice flakes upma or beaten rice upma)


This dish is eaten as a snack or as a one time simple meal.


Poha - 2 cups
Onion - 1 medium size (1 cup)
Potato -1 small size (1/2 cup)(optional)
Peas - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 1 Serrano pepper or 5 - 6 small Indian chillies cut in strips (optional)
Chilly powder - 1/2 teaspoon (according to spice level)
Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon (for seasoning)
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt 3/4 teaspoon (according to taste)
Sugar - 1/4 teaspoon
Oil - 1 and 1/2 tablespoon
Curry leaves - 1 stalk
Hing (Asafoetida )- 1/4 teaspoon)
Cilantro - 1 tablespoon (Garnish)
Lime juice -2 teaspoons

Preparation for Poha:

Wash poha till clean.Drain water in a colander and set it aside.

Chop onion into small pieces (thin stripes or squares doesn't matter). Slice green chillies.


Preheat with oil in a kadai (skillet). Add cumin seeds for seasoning. After you see jeera crackling, add hing (asafoetida)
to it. Now add potato, peas, green chillies and turmeric. Saute for 4-5 minutes.

The temperature should be medium high. Mix all the ingredients together well. Turn down the temperature to medium. Slightly cover the dish to cook the potato. Add the drained poha and salt. Mix it well.
Check after two minutes after the salt and all ingredients are cooked turn off the heat. Add 1/4 teaspoon of sugar and mix it well.

Sprinkle with lime juice and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 15 - 20 minutes.

# or servings: 2

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