May 10, 2011

Aloo Poha(Batata poha)

Aloo poha
Hai guys..Yesterday I posted French toast recipe for which I got good comments and response.Thankyou guys for visiting my blog and leaving comments...Visit my blog often for yummy recipes and I will highly appreciate if you follow me..and I want to share one more thing with you...Today I got a mail..It was written by Laura from Portola, CA..She came across my blog and send me a sweet sweet mail.That is......

“Dear Aarthi,
You might not believe this, but I am a middle-aged American housewife who lives in the mountains of Northern California, USA - and I just made your recipe tonight for dinner!  My husband and I loved it!  I had never cooked south Indian dal before.
I am a great fan of India and Indian cooking.  We have visited your wonderful country 4 times - 1977, 1998, 2003 and 2009.  In 1977 we stayed for 6 months in Mussoorie, in Uttar Pradesh.  In 2003 our daughter Miriam was studying for a semester in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, so we visited her of course.  That's when I discovered how different south Indian food is from north Indian.  I found I especially like curry leaves.
So today I realized I had some curry leaves in my refrigerator, and I felt like making dal - so I entered "south Indian dal with curry leaves" into Google and I got your recipe!  
What an amazing world we live in today!  When I was a young woman in India in 1977, I couldn't even telephone my parents at home in the US.  Now I can find an Indian recipe on my computer in seconds.
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.  You should put a photo of yourself on your blog.  I liked seeing your mom and sisters and dog.
From an American fan :)
Laura Ashkin”

She also send me her family photo and a photo where she is with her husband and her beautiful house photo...I am really happy how these guys love India and Indian food..So Laura Thanks for dropping in and keep checking my blog...

OK...Todays recipe is gonna be a poha dish..Poha is nothing but flattened rice..In tamil we call it as aval..I added some potatoes to it and made it super delicious.Aloo poha is a delicious and nutritious dish to start a day...You could add any vegetables in this and make it more delicious..This dish can be made from start to finish in 15 min..So this can be made on a busy morning..The one thing about this dish is you should eat it hot..once it gets cold it become so hard and rough...So please try this and let me know what you think..


Poha-2 cups
Onion-1 chopped
Potato-1 large chopped
Ginger-1 inch piece minced
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice-1 tblspn

Mustard seeds(kaduku)-1 tsp
Cumin seeds(jeerakam)-1 tsp
Channa dal(kadal paruppu)-1 tblspn
Urad Dal(ulundam paruppu)-1 tblspn
Asafoetida(kaya podi)-1/4 tsp
Dry red chilli-2
Curry leaves-a spring


In a mixing bowl add poha with some salt and turmeric.Pour in a splash of water and mix with hands.Let this sit for 10 min so that the poha will get soft.

In a kadai add oil and when it is hot,throw in all the seasonings and mix well.

Add in curry leaves and ginger and stir for 1 min.Add in onions and mix well.When the onions are translucent put in the potato and stir well.

Add salt and a splash of water and cover the pan and cook for 5-7 min.

When the potatoes are cooked add in the poha mixture and stir well,cover the pan for 5 min.

Now add in the lemon juice and serve hot.


Ur ingrediants

Sprinkle water,salt and turmeric in poha

Fry seasonings,onions,potatoes in oil...and add in prepared poha mixture and cook for 3 min.
All done



Sadhana Valentina said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi...first time visiting ur blog...I juz love it. Keep up the good work dear. Nice recipe. Its great that u have fans outside India also !! U rock !!! I am happy to follow u.....

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

Aloo poha looks delicious and a wonderful step by step explanation as well.

South Indian Home

Now Serving said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful preparation dear!

harini-jaya said... Best Blogger Tips

We make it a little differently but my husband doesn't like poha at all..I do make it for me and the kids though! That reminds me that I haven't blogged about this :)

Sushma said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Best Blogger Tips

What an encouraging email from your reader dear, absolutely worth it :)

These poha look so tempting, a perfect breakfast.

Mehjabeen Arif said... Best Blogger Tips

I cannot resist poha.. My husband is not a huge fan tho'
But I make it for myself ., :) looks good

Mehjabeen Arif said... Best Blogger Tips

New to ur space and Happy to follow u.
Do visit me as time permits

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Batata poha makes me hungry...simply inviting..

julie said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely presentation dear..healthy aloo poha too!

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice tasty breakfast item!

Usha said... Best Blogger Tips

My MIL used to make very delicious poha. We usually add peanuts to poha.

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

poha and potato are a good combination..loved the recipe..following u..drop at my space too :)

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...looks so yummy n delicious..
first time to your blog..sure you have an awesome space here..interesting recipe collection..great clicks..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Mom Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Poha anytime ! And being in Mumbai, we make this often, you version looks yummy with ginger and potatoes too :) And am sure its such a lovely mail from a fan ! Congrats dear

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice step by step pictures .. looks yummy..


vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

nice pohas ..n r these wheat ones...the color is brown and i have heard of brown wheat pohas..if so where do u get them??

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,
First time here. I can imagine how you hav felt when you got that letter. These kind of words really motivates....
Nice step by step pictures

Hamaree Rasoi

Hema Mahen said... Best Blogger Tips

First time here..nice blog with good collection of recipes... nice step by step pics.. Nice combo of poha and potato :)

Glad to follow you.

Saji said... Best Blogger Tips

First time here...Poha luks awesome

veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice step by step tutorial. looks good

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

These pohas are life savers in the morning chaos, aren't they?

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Poha looks good's nice reading emails from readers..good job..

swapna said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for visiting my blog....Love this anytime!!
Happy to follow you....