1 cup thin poha (rinse once or twice)
1 medium size potato (chopped)
1 medium size onion (chopped)
2-3 green chilles (chopped)
2 tbsp peanuts (optional)
1 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of turmeric
2-3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp Lemon or Lime juice (optional)
Salt to taste
1-2 tbsp oil
Rinse poha under water and leave it in a drainer. Heat oil in a pan, add peanuts and fry till golden brown, add mustard seeds and allow then to crackle. Add green chillies, potatoes, onions and turmeric and cook till soft, it will take approx. 10 -12 mins. Turn the heat to low, add salt, and the wet poha and mix well. Adjsut the seasonings if need. Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from heat. Serve hot with you choice of juice.
Notes and tips
I usually serve with lemon wedges on side. If you are allergic to peanuts, replace them with cashewnuts. In general, Poha that is available in the Indian stores come in 2 types – thick and thin. Thin poha are like rice wafers. So if you are using the thin variety, rinse once and drain quickly. If you are using thick poha, you can soak them in little water for 5 mins or until they turn soft.