Organic Poha - Authentic Recipe

 Authentic Maharashtrian Poha Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients for making Poha

  • 1.5 cups thick Organic Poha 
  • 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 2-3 Green chilies - Chopped or Slit (You may have to increase or decrease the number of chillies as per their hotness)
  • 1 large onion - finely chopped 
  • ¼ teaspoon Organic Turmeric Powder 
  • 2 or 2.5 tablespoon Peanuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or as required
  • Salt as per taste
  • Juice of half a lemon (Optional)
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves 

Steps to make Poha?

Step 1 - Preparing the Poha

  1. Wash / Rinse the poha in water 
  2. When you rinse them in water you will notice that they become soft quite instantly. 
  3. Set the Poha aside for 5 minutes.
  4. The test to check whether the Poha is ready - Press the Poha in between two fingers. It will get mashed very easily
  5. Add Salt, Sugar and Lemon juice to the poha and toss gently.

     Step 2 - Making the Poha

    1. Heat oil in a kadhai
    2. Once hot, add the mustard seeds and let them crackle.
    3. Lower the flame and add Asafoetida, green chilies, curry leaves and stir for 30 seconds
    4. Add turmeric and chopped onions. If you like peanuts, you can add roasted peanuts at this stage. Saute the onions till they become translucent. Do not brown the onions.
    5. Add the poha which we have kept ready to the kadhai and stir.
    6. Keep a lid on the kadhai and let the Poha steam for at least 3 to 5 minutes on low flame. (Keep stirring after every 2 minutes)
    7. Once the poha is nicely steamed add the coriander leaves.
    8. While serving you can some grated coconut or sev on the poha. 

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