Beaten breakfast rice (POHA)

You can buy poha or beaten rice from the Indian store. Make sure to get the "thick poha". Poha is a favorite Indian breakfast meal with a hot cup of ginger chai.

Take 2 cups of poha in a strainer, wash them through with water and let them sit aside to dry.

In the meantime, prep your vegetables - peel and finely chop 1 large potato, slice 1 large white onion, finely dice 2-3 green chillies.

Heat 2-3 tbsp of oil, and add in the following and saute:
1 tsp mustard seeds (wait till they splatter)
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin
3-4 fresh curry leaves
pinch of asafoetida
2 handfuls peanuts
all the vegetables

Lid the pot to allow the potato to cook.

In the strainer, the poha should look drier. Add to it 1 tsp turmeric, 1-2 tsp red chilly powder, salt to taste, pinch of sugar. Once the potato is cooked, add in the poha, some lemon juice and mix everything.

Lid the pot again, on a reduced flame and come back in 10-15minutes.

Serve with fresh cilantro and sev.

is a thin cripsy, spicy lentil noodle snack. It comes in many different thicknesses, and flavors (potato, mint, traditional, tomato etc). I get mine especially from a city in India called Indore. They make it thicker than usual, with a stronger punch of cloves and asafoetida.

Let me know if you want me to order you some. Otherwise you can find the generic in Indian stores. Sev is deep fried, hence not particularly healthy for you. I have it rarely as a garnish on food items.


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