Let us see one more recipe from the south Indian Cuisine with flattened Rice (Poha) and Tomato. It is also an easy to make dish using very few ingredients. Flattened Rice helps to make easy and quick dishes within 20 to 25 minutes duration. I used Red Poha for this dish, but you can use any available Poha. Try to use thick Poha. This dish can be server as a breakfast and also as an evening snack.
Thick Flattened Rice (Poha / Aval) – 2 cups
Oil – 2 tbsp
Roasted or Raw Peanuts – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Channa Dal – 2 tsp
Onion – 1 (Finely Chopped)
Green Chilli – 1 (Finely Chopped)
Grated Ginger – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – from 1 twig
Medium Sized Tomato – 1 (Finely Chopped)
Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
Coriander Seed Powder – ½ tsp
Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
Salt to suit taste
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves – 3 tbsp
Wash and rinse Poha and soak for 2 minutes. Take it in a colander and drain the water. Rest it for 2 to 3 minutes. Now, fluff it with a fork and keep aside.
Heat the Oil in a pan. Add the raw Peanuts and roast for 30 to 40 seconds. (If you are using roasted Peanuts, add it at the last stage). Add Mustard Seeds, Urad Dal and Channa Dal. Add Asafoetida. When the Mustard Seeds start crackling, add the chopped Onion, Green Chilli, Ginger and Curry Leaves. Sauté till the Onion becomes translucent.
Add chopped Tomatoes, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Salt. Cook till the Tomatoes become mushy.
Add the softened Poha and mix well. Adjust Salt, if required. If the dish is too dry, sprinkle 2 to 3 tbsp of water. Mix well, cover with a lid and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes in low flame.
Add Coriander Leaves. Mix well and serve hot.