Poha is probably a standard canteen breakfast if you are anywhere in Maharashtra. My canteen at work made some amazing pohas. Slurp…Slurp..took me hardly seconds to gulp it all down.. I made this one without potatoes but I will mention on how to make one with aloo too..Enjoy!!
Note: If you want the ‘lite’ version then you can skip the potato and the peanuts.
PER SERVING: 305.32 calories; Calories from Fat: 96.94; Total Fat: 11.01g; Saturated Fat: 1.44g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 403.05mg; Potassium: 522.76mg; Total Carbs: 45.95g; Fiber: 4.04g; Sugar: 2.4g;Protein: 6.42g
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig kadipatta (curry leaves)
1 medium sized onion chopped [ save a little for garnishing]
1 potato,diced and boiled
2 teaspoon peanuts
2 green chilies
1 cup poha (thick flattened rice)
salt to taste (if you need more,add more)
1 teaspoon haldi (turmeric powder)
2 tablespoon oil
3 tablespoon dhania (coriander leaves)
2 tablespoon sev for garnishing (optional)
- Take the poha in a colander and run cold water over it. Let it drain and keep it aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and then add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start spluttering, add onions and fry them till they are translucent. [If you are using peanuts and potatoes, add them at this point and fry them for couple of minutes]
- Add poha,sugar,salt and turmeric and mix them well. Cook them for a minute or so and then take the pan off heat. [ Make sure the poha is well drained before you add it to the pan. If the poha starts sticking to the pan add a tablespoon of oil and mix well]
- Pour the lemon juice now and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves,onions, sev and peanuts (if desired). Serve hot.