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Monday, February 1, 2010

Poha(chiwda-matar/Flatten rice with green peas)

This is a comman breakfast or snack item and very popular in most parts of India.May be you all must be familiar of poha or chiwda matar.But everywhere in India there are so many different ways to prepare poha,mostly with that of some onion ,tomato and potato .
But here i have a different recipe of making poha ,its my mother in laws recipe,and poha is all time favourite in my house.She use to make poha with this recipe that is little bit different  and its awesome.


Flatten Rice/Poha -- 1 1/2 cup
Green peas--1cup
Cold milk--1/2 cup
jeera powder-- 1 tbsp
Black salt-- 1/2 tbsp
coriender powder-- 1 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-- 1 tbsp
dry mango powder--1 tbsp
sugar-- 1/2 tbsp
garam masala-- 1/2 tbsp
Cumin seed --1 tbsp
salt to taste
butter or ghee- 2tbsp
Cilantro leaves for garnishing

1-Heat 1 tbsp butter in kadai, add 1/2 tbsp cumin seed and turmeric powder ,let it spletter.
2-Add green peas and cover it ,let it cook for 2-3 minutes or till peas get tender.(do not add any other spice)3-Spread a layer of flatten rice into a big round plate,sprinkle sugar on it.
4- Add milk to it by sprinkling all over,mix it with soft hands,let the poha soak in milk for some time aroun1-1/2 minutes.
5-sprinkle all the spices on it now,mix it with soft hands so that all the spice mix well and evenly with poha.
6-Add cooked green peas and mix well in plate itself.
7-- Now heat the kadai ,add butter and 1/2 tbsp cumin seed .
8-- Add mixed poha and saute for near about 3-4 minutes.
9-- garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot.

1-Use some more milk if you want ,if poha is still now soaked properly or is hard.
2-Never use hot or warm milk otherwise poha become very messy.
3-Always mix poha with soft hands ,otherwise it will break .(but the spices should be mix properly and evenly)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thxs Richa ji ,
its really tasty i like it .
if you having website in hindi language plz tell me on
thxs again with regards