Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Tomato Poha

Husband is not a big fan of Poha. He thinks its is way too dry. I really like it. So I am always looking for ways to make it so that he will also like it. When I was in India, I ate a version of Poha with Tomatoes in it. I liked the idea cause the moisture from the tomato will prevent the poha from being too dry. I also really liked the tanginess that the tomato gave to the Poha...


Poha/Aval 3 cups
Onions 2
Tomatoes 2
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Peanuts 1 tbsp
Channa Dal 1 tsp
Split Urad Dal 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves few
Green Chilli Slit 1
Lemon Juice 1 tsp

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Take Poha in a sieve and run it under the tap for a minute or two. Let it sit and drain.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard. When it sputters, add the channa dal and urad dal. When they start to brown, add the curry leaves, turmeric and jeera. When it sizzles, add the onion and green chilli.

3. Saute onions till it is slightly browned. Add tomatoes and salt. Cook till tomatoes are done.

4. Switch off. Add the poha and lemon juice and mix well.


  1. like the color.. will try it..

  2. i too have tried poha with tomato base...yours sounds so delicious n inviting!
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  3. Looks yum

  4. Interesting recipe,clicks are awesome..sooper tempting...

  5. Thats a quick and delicious poha.

  6. wow so easy and lovely poha..

  7. I too love poha and as in your case, my H also doesn;t like it much pretty much for the same reason....Loved the addition of tomatoes in it...sounds like delicious tangy option

  8. very quick and delicious snack.. love it