Today we had poha (flattened rice) for breakfast after a while.
The idea was to make something different, and make something other than pasta, bread or egg.
Poha is a common weekend dish in most households across India and is generally prepared when the family is around so quantities are usually large.
Today, however, it was just enough for two people but I wished there was more – it was very tasty.
Here is how it went:
2 cups poha (flattened rice); 2 tbsps vegetable cooking oil; 1 tsp mustard seeds; 5-6 curry leaves; 2 green chillies slit lengthwise; 1 medium onion chopped fine; 1 large potato quartered and sliced very thin; Handful of unsalted peanuts; Pinch of turmeric powder; Juice of 1/2 a lime; Salt to taste; Chopped coriander and pomegranate seeds to garnish
Put the poha in a sieve and wash under running water for 2 minutes. Keep aside to drain. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry till the spluttering stops and then add the onion. Fry till soft and translucent. Add the peanuts and potatoes and stirring frequently, cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain the poha completely to remove all water and add it to the above mix. Add the turmeric powder and stir well to blend all ingredients. Cook for another minute. Turn off the fire. Pour limejuice over the poha and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander and pomegranate seeds. Serve while hot.