Bored of having poha the usual way? Try out this Thai-Style Poha, a refreshing take on the classic Indian breakfast dish!
The Thai twist adds a whole lot of flavour to the poha, making it a lovely change from the usual. This fusion dish is just perfect for those days when you want to eat something slurpaliciously yummy, but don’t want to make too much of an effort. Thai-Style Poha isn’t a tough dish to accomplish.
Here’s how to make Thai-Style Poha, my way.
Ingredients (serves 2-3):
- 2-1/2 cups medium thick poha
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- Salt, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- About 3 tablespoons raw cane sugar or to taste
- 1 small carrot
- 1 small capsicum
- 1 small onion
- A 1-inch piece of ginger
- 3 green chillies
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame
- Juice of 1-1/2 lemon or to taste
- A few stalks of fresh coriander leaves
1. Dry roast the peanuts in a pan, on medium flame, till crisp. Transfer to a plate and let them cool down completely.
2. Finely chop the coriander, onion and capsicum. Peel the ginger and chop very finely. Peel the carrot and grate medium thick. Chop the chillies very finely. Keep aside.
3. Place the poha in a colander and wash gently under running water. Let it rest, and let all the water drain away.
4. When the water from the poha has completely drained away, fluff it up gently. Keep aside.
5. When the roasted peanuts have cooled down completely, pulse them a couple of times in a mixer, for just a second. Don’t powder the peanuts completely – just crush them coarsely. Keep aside.
6. Heat the oil in a pan. Turn the flame down to medium and add the sesame seeds. Let them stay in for a couple of seconds.
7. Add the chopped onion, green chillies, ginger, capsicum and grated carrot. Cook on medium flame for a minute, or till the veggies are mildly cooked and still retain a bit of a crunch.
8. Add the soaked and drained poha to the pan, along with salt and raw cane sugar. Mix well. Cook on medium flame for a minute.
9. Add coarsely crushed peanuts, chopped coriander and lemon juice. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Switch off gas. Serve immediately.
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I hope you will try making this Thai-Style Poha too, and that you will love it!