Monday, July 30, 2012

Matar Poha

Poha is a traditional dish that comes from Maharashtra. Poha is breakfast item that is simple and less spicy. It has many varieties. The traditional one being normal poha and batata poha. However, I have tried the same dish with little modification and added green peas in place of Potato/ Batata.

Ingredients :- Poha/Chuwda - 250 gms
green peas 150 gms
green chili - 3 nos minced
Onion diced - 1 small size
diced tomato - 1 medium size
peanuts - 20 gms
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1 tsp lemon juice

Method :- Wash the poha, drain the water and keep it aside. In a pan add the oil, when oil is heat add the coriander seeds. Then add the green chili, peanuts,onion and cook till onion turns golden brown. Then add the tomatoes, green peas , salt, turmeric and cook till peas are cooked. Add the poha and mix well. Cook for 2 mins and remove from flame. Add lemon juice and serve hot.


Tangy Roti Papad

Hi Readers,

This is left over food preparation, that is chatapata in taste. I got to know this dish  when we stayed in Bihar. This is a common preparation in Bihar as most of the people in Bihar eat Chapati/Roti as their staple food. It is very simple to make and serves as a snack item.

Ingredients :- 1- 2 to 3 roti/chapati.
2- 1 big onion.
3- 3 green chili
4- salt to taste
5- 1 tsp oil
6- 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Method :- Break the roti/chapati into tiny pieces. In a pan heat the oil, when its ready you can sprinkle Jeera/Coriander which is optional. Add green chili and onion, cook till onion turns golden. Add the roti/Chapati pieces, add salt and cook for another 3 mins. When done remove from flame and add the lemon juice, mix well and serve hot. You could also sprinkle a little amount of chat masala to taste.