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Fragrant Poha with Potato and Peanuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4 people

Cuisine: Breakfast / Brunch – Indian

Skill Level: Easy

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 cups poha 114 grams, use thick poha
  • 1 large potato, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon salt divided, adjust to taste
  • 1/3 cup green peas, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 2 teaspoons oil, (your choice, avocado oil recommender)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 5 tablespoons raw peanuts
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • fresh chopped coriander
  • 1/2 lemon juice

 

METHOD

  1. To cook the poha, add the packet to a strainer and rinse under running water until it turns soft. To check if it’s done, press one of the flakes between your fingers, it should break easily. Add turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the poha and toss to combine then set aside.
  2. Pre- soak potatoes and peas in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let them pop. Then, add the peanuts and sauté for a minute or two until they start turning brown. Add the chopped onion, green chili and curry leaves and cook for 2 minutes until the onions soften. Add pre-soaked potatoes and the green peas, then mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the rinsed poha and toss to combine. Taste test and if it feels dry, sprinkle water all over and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Finally, add the sugar (if using) and coriander, then cover the pan and turn down the heat to low. Let it cook for 2 minutes then turn off the heat and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the pan. Garnish with more coriander, serve and enjoy!

 

SHOPPING LIST

Camberwell Market Fruit & Veg

  • Potato
  • Turmeric
  • Green peas
  • Mustard seeds
  • Red onion
  • Green chili
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander
  • Lemon

 

Sweeties Fruit & Nuts

  • Peanuts

 

Pantry

  • Poha
  • Your choice of oil
  • Sugar
  • Salt