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Lemony Powdered Poha

28 Jan

Lemony Powdered Poha

Poha / Flattened rice is ground into coarse powder. It is soaked with few splashes of water and mixed with fried spices and dals. Serve lemony powdered poha with yogurt.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Lemony Powdered Poha.


Thick Poha 1 Cup
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Raw Peanuts 2 Tbsps
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Lemon Juice 4 – 7 Tbsps
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove stems and slice the green chiles.
Grind flattened rice / poha into coarse powder.
Wash the powdered poha with water and keep aside.
Leftover water will eventually be soaked by powdered poha.

Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts and roast them until light golden brown.
Remove the peanuts onto a bowl, add all other talimpu ingredients in order in the same pan with remaining oil.
When chana dal turns light brown, add sliced green chillies.
Fry for a minute and add turmeric powder and remove from heat.
Stir in wet poha, fried peanuts and salt.
Mix everything thoroughly with a wide spatula.
Stir in lemon juices and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Leave the lemony powdered poha covered for couple of hours if time permits.
Serve lemonypowdered poha with plain yogurt and with any pickle of your choice.
Notes: Make sure to add just enough water to the powdered poha.

Suggestions: If poha powder becomes too wet, let it dry for couple of minutes before adding to pan. If poha powder is dry, sprinkle more water to wet it.
Variations: You can also add sliced onion along with green chiles.
Other Names: Lemony Powdered Poha.