Saturday, September 24, 2011

Aloo Poha (Flattened Rice with Potato)

Aloo Poha is a well loved breakfast in India, Pakistan and Nepal.

Poha is a type of flattened rice, it is very easy to prepare this type of rice, all you need to do is to wash and briefly soak it with water, it will then swollen up, and could be cooked in a very short time. A very good choice for busy morning indeed!

1 cup Poha (Flattened Rice)
1 Medium Potato (Peel and cut into small cubes)
1/3 cup of roasted peanuts
1/2 Onion (Chopped)
1-2 Green chili(Chopped)
1 tbsp snow peas  optional
1 tsp Channa Dal Optional
1/4 tsp Mustard Seed
3-4 Curry leaves
1 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
1 tbsp Sev Optional

1 tsp Lime/Lemon Juice
A pinch Turmeric Powder
A pinch of chili powder optional
Salt to taste (around 1/3 tsp)

Flattened rice (Poha),you could find this in Indian/Pakistan or Vietnamese Supermarket.

Some of the ingredients:

In a cooking pan, add 2 tbsp of oil, add channa dal and mustard seeds, when it start sputter, add curry leaves, when it fragrant, add chopped onion and chilli and stir till onion become translucent.

Add cubed potato, stir well.

Season with salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, stir well, turn to medium heat, cover with lid and let it cook for 3-5 minutes or until potato become soft.

Wash and briefly soak the poha, for like 45 seconds, stir in the washed poha, quickly stir well, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, add snow pea if used, and coriander leaves.

Squeeze in some lime/lemon juice, sprinkle some roasted peanut and sev.

中文版,For Chinese,Click --》米片土豆

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