Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kanda Poha (Aval Upma)

Kanda means Onion and of course u know poha (flattened rice). In Tamil it is called Aval Upma. Delicious...Kanda poha is a Maharastrian dish which is served as tiffin/Breakfast. Aval/Poha also has a historic story between Krishna and Kuselan. I am not going to historic details..Ever since i decided to participate in FIC-YELLOW, i am cooking many yellow color foods. U never realize it until u make them...

2 Cups Poha (thick variety)
1 large onion chopped
2 green chillies
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup roasted peanuts
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chat masala
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
1 tomato finely chopped
coriander leaves

Wash poha in cold water several times. Leave it in a strainer for 30 minutes. Add salt, turmeric powder and chat masala to poha. Mix well. The powders are added beforehand to avoid breakage of poha.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds. Once mustard splutters add onion and greenchillies. Fry for few minutes, add poha and mix thoroughly. Adjust salt. Cover and cook for 10 mts, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle some water if poha sticks to the bottom. Finally add chopped coriander, peanuts and lemon juice. Remove from heat. Leave it for couple of minutes for chemical reaction to occur!!!!.Just kidding...

Serve it with chopped tomatoes and Sev.

This is my contribution to FIC-YELLOW hosted by sunshinemom of TONGUTICKLERS.



I love this esp. because it gets done so fast! Yours looks as delicious as this can get - Thanks for the entry to FIC:)

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Wow makes me drool.


one of my comfort food. Looks very delicious

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