Tried and tasted by Nivedita
I drafted this post 15 days back itself, but was not getting enough time to complete and publish it. But when Sanjeev Kapoor announced the competition on FB on monsoon snacks, I remembered this one and I am publishing it now. I sent 3 entries to his competition but not this one. And I too started the post with "its monsoon here" !!! It was just by chance!! Here it continues ...
Its monsoon here. We feel like eating something crispy, fried snack with evening tea. This green chilly crispy poha is the best for a rainy evening with a cuppa tea or a mug or hottt coffee.
My co sister always liked this one from me. So its for her now.
In my house, this is always prepared and kept in the kitchen. There are 3 recipes. One is with Red chillly powder, garlic as main ingredient. Second is with Red chilly, hing as main thing. The third one is this with green chilly and hing.
Thin poha - 250gm
Oil - 1/4 cup or less
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Peanut - 1/4cup
Dalia - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - 15 to 20
Green chilly - 3 to 4, slit and cut in to two
Hing - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Add oil in a kadai. Wait till the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When splutter add cumin seds, peanut and curry leaves. Fry for sometime till peanut changes its color to golden color. Be careful as it may burn of if you delay or move away from kadai.
Now add green chilly and hing. Fry for half a minute. Add dalia and sesame seeds. Fry for half a minute. Off the heat. Keep on stirring. Now add Salt, turmeric powder. Let it cool.
Add the cleaned poha and sugar. Mix it properly.
Take little quantity and transfer it into microwave safe bowl. (If you take more quantity, all the poha will not become crispy) Keep it on HIGH or 100% and run it for 30 seconds to one minute. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining poha. You will get crispy poha to eat.