Sunday, August 26, 2012

Recipe - Pohe


Ingredients
  1. Pohe - (beaten/flattened rice) medium thickness - 100 gms
  2. Onion - 1 big
  3. Potato - 1 big
  4. Green chilli - 2 medium
  5. Curry leaves - 10
  6. Turmeric - 1 tsp
  7. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Green peas/peanuts - handful - optional
  9. Salt - as per taste
  10. Fresh coriander - for garnish
  11. Grated coconut - for garnish
Method
1. Use a sieve to filter and throw out all the smaller bits of pohe
Soaked Pohe
2. Sprinkle water on the pohe and ensure that all of them are wet(don't over do it). Keep away
3. Peel and chop the potato into smaller pieces of thickness of about 2-3 mm. Any thinner than this, and they will get cooked before the onions get cooked
4. Chop the onion and green chilli
5. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a wok. Put cumin seeds in it followed by green chillies and curry leaves
6. When they are slightly crispy, put in the onions and potatoes together. Mix well and cover. Let them cook on small-medium flame
7. If you want to put green peas or peanuts, this is the time
8. After about 5 min, check if potatoes are cooked. If yes, then put turmeric powder and mix
9. Put the pohe and mix well till all of them are yellow with turmeric
10. Put salt as per taste (around 1 tsp should do it)
11. Cover the wok and cook for 1-2 min
12. Garnish with fresh coriander and grated coconut
13. Serve with a good mango pickle

Tips -

  1. Pohe come in three forms usually - thin, medium, thick. For making this dish, the medium or thick version is better as the thin pohe tend to get soggy very quickly while sprinkling water on them
  2. Can put some red chilli powder in the dish as well
  3. Sprinkle some sugar for garnish if you want. Tastes different