Indori Poha / Flattened Rice

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Thick poha / flattened rice flakes – 2.5 cups

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

2. Oil – 1 + 1 tbsp

3. Peanuts – 1/2 cup

4. Potato – 1 medium, peeled and cut into small cubes

4. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – A few

5. Onion –  1 cup, chopped

Green chilly – 2- 3, chopped finely

6.  Salt – To taste

7. Sugar – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp or as required to balance the flavors

Lemon/lime juice – 1 tbsp or to taste

8. Cilantro – 2 tbsp

9. For topping

Jeeravan masala or a mix of chilli powder – 1/4 tsp + Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp + Chat masala – 1/4 tsp

Onion – 2 tbsp, finely chopped

Tomato – 1/4 cup, chopped

Cilantro – 2 – 3 tbsp chopped

Sev – 1 – 2 tbsp

Method

1. Put the thick poha in a colander and hold it under running water for about 45 seconds. Mix the poha with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and little salt. Set aside for 15 minutes.

2. Heat 2 tbsp oil over medium-high. Add peanuts and fry for a few minutes. Transfer to a plate. In the remaining oil, add potato cubes and fry for 4 – 6 minutes till golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate.

3. In the remaning oil, splutter mustard seeds and fry fennel seeds and curry leaves. Add onion, a pinch of salt and green chilies. Cook for a few minutes until transparent. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook for a few minutes over medium-low heat. Stir in between. Add poha and 1/4 – 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix well. Check for salt. Cover and cook for a minute. Switch off. Add lemon juice, chopped cilantro, fried peanuts and mix well. Sprinkle jeeravan masala powder, finely chopped onion, tomato and sev. Serve immediately.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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