From western India, Poha, made from flattened rice, is an easy-to-cook, nutritious snack. It is often eaten for breakfast or brunch. Add extra zing to Poha by serving it with Mint-Coriander Chutney!ViniCooksVeg
2 cups poha (flattened rice)
2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
5-6 curry leaves
2 green chillies slit lengthwise (optional)
1 medium onion chopped fine
1 large/2medium potatoes quartered and sliced very thin
Handful of unsalted peanuts (skins removed)
Pinch of turmeric powder
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander to garnish
Put the poha in a sieve and wash under running water for 2 minutes. Keep aside to drain.
Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry till the spluttering stops and then add the onion. Fry till soft and translucent.
Add the peanuts and potatoes and stirring frequently, cook for 2-3 minutes.
Drain the poha completely to remove all water and add it to the above mix. Add the turmeric powder and stir well to blend all ingredients.
Cook for another minute. Turn off the fire. Pour lime juice over the poha and mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve while hot. Poha tastes great with Mint-Coriander Chutney!