Sunday, May 4, 2008

Batata poha

i know i haven't been blogging like i should be, but in my defense, i've been busy with a new hobby - a brand new sewing machine. i've been sewing like crazy. mind you i've only made 1 wearable top so far. my first project was a non-wearable skirt and the other was a non-wearable blouse. i'm really enjoying it and sort of put the blog on the back burner for awhile.
so, like i was saying before, this blog is turning into a breakfast one. so, i present you batata poha minus the batata (potatoes). i know everyone has their own version, but mine is made without potatoes. i really don't care for them all that much so i just leave them out.

i'm not going to give you guys a measured recipe, there are so many blogs who have wonderful exact recipes, but i'll provide the basic method...
  • wash the thin poha in cold water and let sit for about 15 min
  • heat some oil, add mustard seeds and let pop
  • add cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves
  • add a chopped red onion and green chillies and cook until transparent
  • add the poha, some turmeric and salt - let cook, stirring occasionally for 5 min
  • sqeeze some lemon over the top and add chopped cilantro
  • serve hot

Here are some beautiful spring flowers from my container garden.


Medhaa said...

Love Batata Poha, but I do like mine with the potatoes, I always try to fish them out..:)

Alpa said...

Medhaa - hahaha, i was like that too when i was younger. But now i'm so weary of all those carbs, LOL!

Prixie said...

looks gorgeous!

Aparna said...

Perhaps you could call this Pyaz Poha, instead? :)
Never met anyone who didn't like potatoes.
Wishing you success at you new hobby.

Alpa said...

Prixie - Hi! Thanks! How's the UK working out?

Aparna - I know right??? It's not that i hate potatoes, i'm just not too fond of them after starting to eat the other vegetables i used to refuse to eat while growing up. Like tinda and guvar and eggplant and well - you get the picture, LOL!

Nabeel said...

the flowers picture is lovely. Spring time (well all year round in India) but over here in the states, is always good to get in touch with your gardening side.