Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kanda Pohe

This is my entry to Neha of, who is hosting an event called SWC Maharshtra.

Thanks for this event Neha!!

This is a typical Mahrashtrian snacks and an all time favorite in every Marathi household! On a Saturday morning I made Kanda Pohe for everyone and here is my post!
Serves 4
250 Gms Pohe (use the thick ones)
3 tbspn. Oil
3 to 4 finely chopped green chillies
1 medium size onion (kanda) finely chopped
5 to 6 curry leaves
1 tspn. Mustard seeds
¼ tspn. Hing
½ tspn. Turmeric powder
1 tspn. Sugar
½ lemon
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut for garnishing.

Lay pohe in a vessel with tiny holes in it, pour water on them slowly to thoroughly dampen them. Let the water drain from it. Keep aside. They become soft and tender in about 2 to 3 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan; add mustard seeds, after they sputter, add hing, turmeric powder, curry leaves, green chillies and onion. Stir for a while, after the onions become pink, add damp pohe. Mix properly. Add salt and sugar, mix again. It cooks within a minute. Switch the flame off. Squeeze half a lemon on it. Mix well again. They are ready!
Garnish with fresh coriander and coconut.(I did not have coconut so I used only coriander)
Serve hot!

P.S. You may add potato (batata) to this recipe too and make kanda batata pohe! Add the potato after the onion is pink and cover it with a lid for the potatoes to cook. After they are soft, add pohe and continue with the same method.