October 22, 2012

Aloo Poha

Poha is nothing but flattened rice..In tamil we call it as aval..I added some potatoes to it and made it super delicious.Aloo poha is a delicious and nutritious dish to start a day...You could add any vegetables in this and make it more delicious..This dish can be made from start to finish in 15 min..So this can be made on a busy morning..The one thing about this dish is you should eat it hot..once it gets cold it become so hard and rough... this is an another master piece from my Amma...


Poha-2 cups
Onion-1 chopped
Potato-1 large chopped
Ginger-1 inch piece minced
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice-1 tblspn


Mustard seeds(kaduku)-1 tsp
Cumin seeds(jeerakam)-1 tsp
Channa dal(kadal paruppu)-1 tblspn
Urad Dal(ulundam paruppu)-1 tblspn
Asafoetida(kaya podi)-1/4 tsp
Dry red chilli-2
Curry leaves-a spring


In a mixing bowl add poha with some salt and turmeric.Pour in a splash of water and mix with hands.Let this sit for 10 min so that the poha will get soft.

In a kadai add oil and when it is hot,throw in all the seasonings and mix well.

Add in curry leaves and ginger and stir for 1 min.Add in onions and mix well.When the onions are translucent put in the potato and stir well.

Add salt and a splash of water and cover the pan and cook for 5-7 min.

When the potatoes are cooked add in the poha mixture and stir well,cover the pan for 5 min.

Now add in the lemon juice and serve hot.

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