Saturday, December 20, 2008


Poha(Aval) is nothing but rice flakes or beaten rice.Poha Chivda is chatpata ,simple and delicious Maharastrian breakfast/brunch dish.I know its too big an explanation for this dish but to the contrary its amazingly simple and could be prepared in a snap of a finger(!!)...
I made this for my sis's evening snack.And she praised me from her heart(something unusual to me!!)..So try this and win your beloved's heart : )

You will need :
1 Cup thick Rice flakes (Aval/Poha)
1 big Onion (I used Purple Onion),finely chopped
2 tbsp of roasted Peanuts
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 green chilly ,deseeded and finely chopped
2 sprigs of Coriander Leaves,finely chopped
1 tbsp of oil
1/2 tsp of Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp of turmeric
Salt as per taste

Wash and soak the rice flakes in water..

Heat oil in a Kadai.Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.Allow it to splutter.
Add the onion,chillies,turmeric powder and salt.Saute until the onions get transculent.

Drain the water and squeeze out excess water from the soaking poha.Its enough to soak it for 5 mins.Add the poha to the onion mixture.And stir well.
Turn off the heat and add lime juice ,chopped coriander and roasted peanuts.Toss well and serve.

We had this with crispy 'wheel' vadams.
Don't you think those purple bits of onion in the yellow poha is adorable???

Sending this to Recipes for rest of us event hosted by Ramki of One Page Cookbooks.

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