Sep 13, 2011

Vegetable Poha Pulao (South Indian Version)

Vegetable Poha pulao (Cheera Pulao) is easy to make at home for evening snacks or breakfast. Poha is a light and nutritious recipe.This is a comparatively heavy yet healthy and delicious too. 

Ingredients :

Thick poha (cheera) : 2 cups
Raw peanuts : 3 tbsp.
Onion : 1, small
Carrot :  1, medium
Beans : 5-6
Potato : 1, small
Green/red chilli : 1-2
Ginger : 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp.
Sugar : 11/2 tsp.
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp.
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp.
Black Pepper Powder : 1/2 tsp.
Garam Masala Powder
Ghee : 1 tbsp.
Curry leaves : few
Vegetable oil

Method :

Take 2 cups of poha and wash it until it become little soft and keep aside. Do not keep long in water else it will almost dissolve and lose its form.

Take onion, carrot, beans, potato, ginger, green chilli and chopped all of them into small pieces.

In a non stick frying pan put 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil and heat the oil for 2 mins in a medium heat. Put handful of raw peanuts into frying pan and fry until it become golden brown and keep aside.

In the same oil put all the vegetable then add salt to taste, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, fry for 5 mins until the vegetables become tender and stir occasionally. Keep aside.

Now in the same oil add curry leaves, mustard seeds, urad dal, wheen seeds are splutter then add ginger and green chilli, saute for 1-2 mins. Add fried vegetable, peanuts and poha, salt, sugar, pepper powder and mix well.
Remove from heat add garam masala powder and ghee.

Vegetable Poha Pulao is ready to serve.

I have taken this recipe from Aipi's US Masala. Original recipe is here.

Sending this recipe to Aipi and priya's "Bookmarked Recipes-Volume 58", Tickling Palates's "Scrumptious Breakfasts " and Taste of Pearl City's "Any One Can Cook"

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