Friday, 22 January 2016

Batata Poha / Potato Poha /Atukulu


Presenting yet another delicious breakfast recipe from Mumbai..
            The so called Batata kaanda poha by Mumbaiyyas is nothing but poha recipe made using potato( Batata ) ,  Kaanda ( onion ) and seasoned using lemon juice ...
              It is their staple breakfast recipe made very often in households n sold widely in almost all the restaurants during breakfast times...
 This is very very simple n easy dish to be made and can be enjoyed at any time of the day !!


                               Ingredients :

2 cups Thick / Medium Poha
2 medium potatoes  peeled , diced to cubes
4 to 5 green chillies slit
2 Dry red chilles 
1 onion sliced
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp urad dal
1/8 tsp turmeric
 A sprig of curry leaves ( optional )
Coriander leaves few ..chopped
Salt to taste
2 to 3 tbsp Lemon / lime juice
3 to 4 tbsp oil 
           
                               Method
Wash the poha thoroughly n remove all the water and set aside..
         In a Big /wide pan add the oil ...once hot add in the diced potatoes n fry until golden..

Once they are fried add in the urad dal ...n wait until it changes color ...
Now add in the mustard n cumin seeds..
Let them splutter...

Now add in the green n red chilles ..fry them for a minute and add in the sliced onions...

Once u add the onions add in a half tsp of salt ..this helps the onions to sweat faster ...
           Let the onions fry for a min ...
Meanwhile add the salt n lemon juice to the washed Poha n mix well...
Now add this poha mix to the pan along with some turmeric..
Lower the heat n mix well with the fried potato n seasoning..
Taste n check for the salt n lemon juice..
If required add in more..
It should taste little on the sour side..
Cover n cook on low for a couple of mins ..
Later remove the lid add the chopped coriander leaves ..

Now its ready to dig in..
Make n enjoy this super simple dish for u r breakfast...trust me tastes way better than your regular cereal...


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