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Friday, July 15, 2005

Chivda Poha

It was hard to find a picture of Poha on google. That is why I have been planning to post this recipe for a week now and haven't been able to. I'm surprised that a picture of a dish as easy and tasty as this isn't there on the net at all!!
This pic I found below has cashews in it which I never use but if you love cashews then you are more than welcome to try them in it - I usually use peanuts.

So without further ado -here we go.

Chivda Poha -- Poha with flattened rice

Ingredients --
2 cups of chivda/poha (flattened rice)
1 medium sized potato diced into small cubes
1 medium sized onion chopped
1/2 capsicum finely chopped
1 chopped chilli
2-3 table spoons of oil
2 teaspoons of turmeric powder *haldi*
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds *rai*
5 crushed cloves *laung* (optional, but they add a great smell to it!)
a few curry leaves
handful of peanuts (optional)
Chilli flakes (optional or how hot u'd like)
4 tablespoons of Lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt to taste

Topping TIP -- a packet of Haldiram's plain Bhujiya (optional, but its too good with poha!)

Method --

Preparation -
1. Wash the chivda with water and drain completely. Add some water (+ milk if you like!) and leave the mixture aside to soak.
2. Mix lemon juice and sugar in a small bowl and mix so that the sugar may dissolve.

Cook -
1. Add oil in a hot pan.
2. Fry the peanuts in oil and put aside.
3. Fry the potato cubes in oil and put aside.
4. Add mustard seeds to the heated oil and leave for a minute till they begin to splutter.
3. Add the chopped chilli, turmeric powder, curry leaves, crushed cloves and chilli flakes.
4. Add onions and cook till they are golden.
5. Add capsicum and fried potatoes.
6. Seperate the soaked chivda with a spoon or by hand and then add to the frying pan with other ingredients.
7. Add salt and juice mix.
8. Enjoy with Bhujiya topping!! :)


Anonymous Preeti said...

Poha is suPPosed to be very good health, in maharashtra, they add onions as well, and also a sPoonfull of suger will add more to the taste..
nice blog you have, being a veggie, i really dont have many oPtions..but i am glad that u have given so many choices, i will surely try out...

July 15, 2005 3:45 AM  
Blogger Deepak Jeswal said...

Hey Nupur , thanks for the two new recipes. I just made 'cream and mushroom pasta' -turned out wonderful ... abhi kha hi raha hun as i type this comment on the side...

continue the good work

July 16, 2005 12:08 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Preeti: :) hey there.... I did put onions in it and there is sugar in the juice mix!!!
Thanks.... I can understand ur plight. Will try my best to post more recipes..soon!

July 16, 2005 9:00 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

DJ: You are most welcome DJ!! And there are more coming very soon... :)

July 16, 2005 9:00 PM  
Blogger Invincible said...

I m such a loser :) weekend's gone n now i see this !!
pohe (or poha) r such a good breakfast ..
n Haldirams :p :p ..
i m not gonna wait long .. i luv making pohe.. how @ Upma as the next one ? :)

July 18, 2005 9:38 AM  
Anonymous divya said...

gr8 recipe.....will try it out!!

July 22, 2005 11:38 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Invincible: Great idea!! I have been scouring for Upma recipes and I have tried it a couple of times too. Well... I can tell you... that it'll be coming soon too. :)

August 16, 2005 3:45 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Divya: Thanks a lot! Let me know how you go. :)

August 16, 2005 3:45 AM  
Blogger The Bhandari's said...

hey I too make poha but have never tried adding milk hmmm I think next time I'll give it a try to... U know what getting inspired from u I too started a cooking blog and my first recipe there is poha too :)
do visit

January 15, 2006 8:56 PM  

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