Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Maharashtrian Poha with Flattened Red Rice

Flattened Red Rice - 1 cup, I used Amma's Kitchen Kerala Aval
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 3, finely chopped
Curry Leaves - 10
Yellow Onion - 1/2, finely chopped
Ginger - 1/2 inch, grated
Potato - 1 (optional), boiled and cut into tiny cubes
Turmeric - a pinch
Lemon Juice - juice of 1 big lemon
Raw Sugar - 1 tsp
Roasted Peanuts - a handful
Cilantro - a handful, chopped

Wash the poha in plenty of warm water twice. Drain well and add salt, sugar and juice of half lemon. Mix well and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a cast iron pan. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and green chillies.

Add the chopped onion, grated ginger and curry leaves and cook till the onion gets soft.

If using potato, add chopped potato, turmeric and salt. Mix well. Cook or a couple of minutes.

Add the flattened rice and peanuts and mix well. Lower the flame and cover and cook for a few minutes.

Remove from heat, add lemon juice and garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

1 comment:

sangeeta said...

Hi Madhu...this red rice poha is rare to find . I make do with brown rice poha .

Loved all your recipes and pictures too.