Saturday, August 16, 2008

Poha Upma

Poha (flattened rice)-2 to 3 cups
Potatoes - 1
Carrot - 1
Onion - 1
Ginger - a small piece finely cut
Green Chillies - 2 to 4 depending on how spicy you want

Chop the carrot, onion, Chilles into small pieces . Cut the potatoes into bite size cubes. In a pan add the seasoning (Urad dal, Mustard seeds, Jeera, Curry Leaves) and when they splatter. Add potatoes first since they take longer to cook. Once the potatoes are a little soft add Carrots and let them cook.

Now take the poha, add water and wash them twice and then drain in a colander. Do not soak the poha or leave them after washing in the vessel. It is important to use the colander so all the water drains off. Leave this aside.

Now add onions, ginger, green chillies and salt as needed. When everything is cooked add the poha and mix it. Lower the flame and allow the poha to cook in the entire mixture.

It should not take longer than 3-5 min. Avoid turning it often, the poha may break and then enjoy the delicious poha upma.

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