Quick green peas poha: A filling and nutritious breakfast snack made with flattened rice, green peas and it has an extra zing of coriander and mint which makes this dish unique.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword Matar Poha, Quick green peas poha recipe
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 250 ML )
1cupthick poha or flattened rice
1dried red chili
1sprig curry leaves
Salt as required
1pinchturmeric powder or haldioptional
1tbspmint-coriander pasteuse in 1:1 ratio
Take the poha in a strainer or colander. Wash in running water until soft. Drain the water and set aside. The poha should be soft but not mushy.
Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot enough, add mustard seeds and dry red chili.
Once the mustard seeds start to pop, add cashews and saute for a few seconds.
Add sliced onion and curry leaves. Saute until the onion loses moisture.
Add green peas, followed by salt and turmeric powder. I have used fresh green peas. If fresh is not available, use frozen.
Stir to mix. Cover and cook until the green peas are done. Stir in between. Sprinkle a dash of water if required.
Add poha and stir well.
Add mint-coriander paste and lime juice. Stir to mix.
Cover the lid and turn off the flame. Let it cover for 2 minutes to combine all the flavors. Also, it makes the poha fluffy.
Serve this with a hot cup of masala chai and relish!
Always use the medium to thick variety poha. As thin poha will turn mushy after washing.Use a strainer or colander to wash the poha and wash under running water. Drain the water and let it rest in the strainer. Using dry red chili in tempering adds a beautiful smoky flavor to the poha. Don't skip that.The green peas could be blanched or cooked beforehand for easier and faster cooking.Roasted peanuts could be used for an extra crunch.Grated coconut, sev or pomegranate seeds could be added on top to make it more irresistible.