Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bateta Poha / Spiced Beaten Rice Snack

Very easy to make, great for morning breakfast as well as for the evening tea or anytime snack/lunch. You can add only potatoes/onions or tomatoes /combination of all the 3,carrots, bell peppers, cashew, raisins to make it more healthy according to your taste. For now enjoy this...


Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 8 mins.
Serves 3

2 C thick beaten rice (thick poha, easily available at Indian stores)
1 medium potato, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 to 4 green chillies, slit
1/4 C roasted peanuts/cashew
1 inch ginger, grated
3 pods garlic, grated
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 
1/2 tsp cumin seeds 
Few curry leaves
Few pinches Asafoetida

1 Tbsp fresh coconut, grated 
1/4 C cilantro, finely chopped
Handful of raisins, yellow

1. Place the poha in a sieve and hold it under running water for a few seconds. Toss well to drain out all excess water and keep aside. In another 10-mins add salt, sugar & turmeric powder. Toss well.
2. In a wok heat oil, add mustard seeds wait untill it splutters, add cumin seeds, roasted peanuts, green chillies , ginger, garlic and curry leaves, potato & onion. Cover with lid if neccessary, let the potatoes cook in its own steam until they are soft.
3. Now add poha & lemon juice and mix well. Add a tbsp of water/milk at this point of time, if the poha is too dry. 
4. Serve hot garnished with the grated coconut, raisins and chopped coriander.

Note: For later usage, always add little water cover with lid and warm up in microwave HIGH for 2 mins.

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