Wednesday 18 April 2012

Flattened Red Rice Poha

Thick red poha is the healthier version of the regular white poha and is now  available in most of the grocery stores . This convienient food is similar to the white poha in taste and in spirit.

Flattened Red Rice Poha
Flattened Red Rice Poha

Thick Red poha – 2 cups
Potato – 1, finely chopped
Grated Coconut - 2tbsp
Onion – 1 large finely chopped
Green chilies – 2 slit length wise
Curry leaves – 6
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Urad Dal - 1tsp
Channa dal - 1tsp
Red Chillies - 2 nos
Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Oil – 2 teaspoons

1.Wash the poha well in several changes of water, till the water becomes clear. Drain well and keep aside.

2.Heat the oil in a kadhai add urad dal , channadal ,and mustard seeds.Add red chillies.

3.Slide in  the curry leaves and chopped green chillies. After a minute or two, when the curry leaves and green chillies begin to brown, add the chopped onions.

4.Cook the onions till they turn translucent and then add the  potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, turning occasionally.

5.Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder, mix and add the poha.

6.Turn around gently so that the poha does not become mushy. Cook covered for another 6-8 minutes, stirring carefully every other minute.

7.Add grated coconut to the poha and mix well.

8.Sprinkle a tablespoon of lime juice , mix and serve immediately.
Flattened Red Rice Poha
Flattened Red Rice Poha

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