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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Recipe- Indori Pohe


Indori Pohe (snack made of flattened rice)


If you are from Indore or been there by any chance. You must remember the staple food here. Poha or Pohe  & Jalebi is such a handy food breakfast, appetizer whatever you call it is a symbol of Indori food delicacy. Easily available everywhere, Sarafa or simply your home, it carries a symbolic equivalence to Indore region.
Pohe, is a snack made of flattened rice. Flattened rice is also called beaten rice.These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water. Pohe is used as snacks or light and easy fast food in Indian cuisine. In Indore, poha is cooked with lightly frying mustard seeds, turmeric, chili powder, finely chopped onions and then moistened poha is added to the spicy mix and steamed for a few minutes.



Ingredients
  • 2 Cups thin Poha (flattened rice)
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
  • ¼ Cup Peanuts
  • 3-4 Green Chillies (Hari Mirch) Finely Chopped
  • 3-4 Curry Leaves
  • ¼ cup Green Peas (Hari matar)
  • 1 Big Potato (Aloo) Cut in small pieces
  • 1 Big Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Lemon (Nimbu)
  • 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • Coriander Leaves (Hara Dhaniya) for garnishing
  • Salt (to taste)

Method
  • Wash and soak pohe for couple of minutes, drain the excess water  and keep it aside for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • Now heat oil in a pan or Kadhai 
  • Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add peanuts and then green chilis and curry leaves, let them fry
  • Now add chopped onion and potatoes to it
  • When potatoes and onions are almost cooked, add turmeric powder and salt to it
  • Stir and mix them well
  • Now add the washed and soaked pohe and mix it well
  • Sprinkle some water if needed
  • Let it cook for few minutes
  • Now add the lemon juice and sugar mix it well.
  • Garnish pohe with finely chopped coriander leaves.
 Pohe are generally served with sprinkled Sev (gram flour noodles or bhujiya), lemon, chat (or garam) masala and freshly cut onions. Try it for once to experience the great Indori food, I am sure your tastebuds will crave for more. Look at the photo above which seems yummy and mouth watering.

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