Seasoned masala poha (Poha Usli)

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Usually we can prepare a variety of poha like the alu poha, konkani poha and poha upkari etc. This is also a variety that people from North Kanara (North Coastal Karnataka) prepare – adding onion , tamarind, jaggery, and rasam powder. Actually it will be sweet sour in taste and so is different from the other varieties I mentioned above.

This is a good breakfact/tiffin or a lunchbox since it does not need to be consumed hot.

What you need to have:

1. Medium poha- 3 cups

2. Grated fresh coconut- 1/2 cup

3. Tamarind pulp- 2 teaspoons

4. Jaggery- A small piece

5. Salt- To taste

6. Rasam powder-2 Teaspoons

26102008-076 Ingredients of Masala Poha

Ingredients of seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 2 Teaspoons

2. Split BlackgramDal – 1 Teaspoon

3. Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon

4. Asafoetida powder – 1 Teaspoon

5. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

6. Green chillies – 3-4

7. Red chilly – 1

8. Onion chopped fine – 1 Cup

9. Cooking oil – 4-5 Teaspoons

26102008-077 Ingredients of Seasoning

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash beaten rice, drain the water and mix rasam powder, grated coconut and keep it aside and is as shown in the image below.

26102008-080 Washed poha mixed with masala, salt and grated coconut

2. Chop green chillies and also chop onions fine as shown in the image above.

3. Mix jaggery, tamarind in 1/2 cup water and bring it to boil and keep it aside.

4. Place a skillet with 4-5 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on a medium flame. On heating add mustard seeds to it. On sputtering add blackgram dal as well.

5. To this add chopped green chillies, curry leaves and chopped onions from step 3. Also add turmeric powder and required quantity of salt to it and fry untill onions turn transparent stiring ocassionally.

6. When onions turn transparent add washed poha masala mixture from step 1 and jaggery-tamarind mixture from step 3 to it and stir well.

Enjoy masala poha with either Masala peanuts,or any mixture of your choice.

20-11-2008-001 Ready to serve Masala Poha

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 4-5 people


7 thoughts on “Seasoned masala poha (Poha Usli)

    ruchii said:
    November 24, 2008 at 2:24 am

    This is my fav breakfst item, We make this silghtly different from yours,Love tangy poha..

    RedChillies said:
    November 24, 2008 at 5:02 am

    Hi Prathibha, Glad to know that you are a Konkani too. This one is a new recipe to me especially adding rasam powder to phow. Bhari like dista 🙂

    prathibalrao responded:
    November 24, 2008 at 5:40 am

    Hi Ruchil,

    Actually people donot add rasam powder. This is my own version of masala poha for a change. But to my surprise it turned out yummy.

    prathibalrao responded:
    November 24, 2008 at 5:43 am

    Hi Redchillies,

    Thu try kornu pale ani makka sanga kashi jhalle monu.

    vanamala said:
    November 24, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Nice recipe

    anita said:
    May 1, 2009 at 7:07 am

    we are planing to take orders for breakfasts, its mah favourite.So was looking for more varities.

    prathibalrao responded:
    May 1, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Hi Anitha,

    Thanx for ur comments. Do c the other recipes.

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