Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Simple Poha (the flatten rice)

Okie before I start writing anything let me tell u guys am not a good cook and all I know abt cooking is through experimentation as I started it jujst 6 months back. After me n my husband moved from our home town and I have to take charge of kitchen.... I don't get much time for cooking due to job but when I do get I keep trying my hands on different recipies.

So here in my blog you will find some easy to make recipies :)

The first and foremost thing I cooked in my life is pohey (flatten rice). Although there are different ways of preparing it like gujrati, UP and MP style etc. But am posting the one which Sachin and I relish the most... And the same was cooked on my birthday for our breakfast.

So here it goes :)

Ingredients....(first and fore most thing;)

Okie You will require following things:
  • Poha - 2 cup
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (rai as known by we indians)
  • Potato - 1 medium sized chopped into cubes (waisay any shape will do ;))
  • Onion - 1 medium chopped
  • Green Peas - 1/2 bowl
  • Green chilly-2 to 4 depends on your taste bud
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • lemon - 1
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • tumeric a pinch
  • Coriander to garnish
Okie now that we have collected all the required basic ingredients lets start cooking....

Ha I forgot to tell you need a wok (kadhai or some pan to cook too ;) )

Just kidding :)

First of all wash the pohas in some strainer thoroughly. It should be well washed. While it's still in strainer add the lemon, and tumeric to it and keep them aside.

Okie now heat oil in pan and crackle the mustard seeds. when the crackling sound stops coming that means it's ready to have other ingredients. Add the onions, potato and green peas to it. and stir well. You can add them seperately too but I prefer putting them all together. Add finely chopped

When the potato's are cooked and peas become soft then add the poha to it. stir well and add salt and sugar to it.

cook for 2 mins and it's ready. Garnish with corriander and serve hot.
(grated coconut can also be used for garnishing purpose)


Prasad said...

Hi I wil try this at home. And also ask my wife to learn the method. I like pohe, very much...

but make sure you paste such simple receipes only, otherwise it will became just like any other bawarchi website on the net.

Happy Cooking.....

Fursat said...

hey poha is most simple receipe i have ever cooked :)

ab muje bhuk lag rahi hai yeh pic dekh ke :P

same recepie but i dont add lemon while washing the poha..i add it later while cooking :)

some more receipies pls :)

Pratik said...

hey really cool blog, I make pohe here in the US, like what I make too, for a change:)

Meena said...

Hi Preeti!

Nice to have found you by coincidence. I love your recipe. I invite you to participate the "From ny Rasoi - Breakfast" event taking place on my blog.

Details can be found here - http://hookedonheat.blogspot.com/2006/01/from-my-rasoi-2-fresh-start.html

Drop by my blog for a chat and some tasty nibbles! :o)

Ashish Gupta said...

haha POHA :D

I love cooking (though dont know how to cook big things :P) - but never tried to learn poha! Always thot wats in a poha!

when made it the first time I was alone at home something happened (dont ask me wat :P), after that I was looking for poha's recipe but couldn't get across one - guess everyone assumed its not required to put poha's recipe in black n white. thanks for this :)

Hey is anything more cooking?? or ur guys have gone on a loong fast :P

The Bhandari's said...

@Prasad.... sure and yeah I know only simple recipies as I said earlier am not a cook just learning by experimenting. but don't worry will post only those recipies which are edible :D

The Bhandari's said...

@Neetie....yeah it is simple for those who know how to cook but alas ppl like me :( have to learn from scratch :D

The Bhandari's said...

@Pratik... thks for visiting my cooking blog too. :)

The Bhandari's said...

@Meena... thks for dropping in. I love visiting your blog and thks for the invitation. I hope I will be able to submit the recipie on time.

The Bhandari's said...

@Ashish.... lols fast no way hahahaha... have lots and lots more coming on this blog and have even drafted few. the thing is am just waiting to cook and take their photographs.
Anyways I'll publish one today and put it's pic tomorow :D
As I said earlier I'll put photographs taken by me only

Virginie said...

Sorry I'm french and I don't know what poha is ? Is it a sort of rice ? If I can't find it, which rice is the relevant to take instead ? Thank you. Cheers.

The Bhandari's said...

@Virgine.....Poha is flatten rice one that is like paper. I don't know whether u will get their easily or not

Maya Cassis said...

looks great!

Shilpi said...

Hi Preeti,

Stumbled across your blog by chance! Was looking for Poha recipes made by my fellow bloggers and see how theirs is different from my mine. I follow a similar method like yours...

Will keep dropping by...

Anonymous said...

i wanted to cook poha in a different way than we used to.
i will do it this time with great zist to impress mu hubby,
thanks for the recipe.

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Lalita said...

hey i have tried your poha recipe twice and both times it has come out very tasty.. the best part is it just takes 10 mins to make it following your recipe... thanks!!!!

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