May 4, 2009

* Peas Poha *

2 cups thick poha (beaten rice)
1 cup lightly steamed green peas
4 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 slit green chillies
3-4 finely chopped onions
1/4 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped coriander
2-3 tbsp grated fresh coconut

Soak the beaten rice in 5 to 6 cups lightly salted water for 1 minute. Drain on a seive, and keep aside for 10-15 minutes to drain completely.
Heat oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the mustard and cumin. When it cackles, add the green chillies and onion and fry for about 10-12 minutes or till crisp and brown.
Add the ginger and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the peas and turmeric and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the poha and salt and stir gently to mix. Cover and simmer on very low heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring gently once or twice. Sprinkle the lemon juice and mix. Garnish with coriander and coconut and serve hot with lemon pickle.

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