Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lunch in 8 minutes

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Hola! GDPB returns to a food picture an incredible 5 months after its runaway Blogway hit "How to cook chicken biriyani." This time, we offer you the simple yet delectable dish avalakki, Bengaluru style. Soak poha in water for 5 minutes. In the meanwhile, dice 2 onions and as many chillies as you can handle. Heat oil. Throw in some mustard seeds, curry leaves. Watch out for oil spurting all over you. Fry the onion till it's golden brown, then the chillies for a bit. Add turmeric for colour. Drain the poha, add it to the pan. Mix with the stuff, adding in salt and lemon juice fresh from the lemon. We are rrready. If your kitchen is better stocked than mine, you could add separately fried groundnuts and coriander for garnish. Bon appetit!


Blogger lv2scpbk said...

Sounds good.

4:29 am  
Blogger anu said...

Great pic. You are right. Poha makes for an instant whole meal, especially with fried groundnuts ( I crush them coarsely and add after onion) and grated coconut garnishing with a dash of lime.
My bhabhi in Delhi sprinkles some mixture over the poha(a kind of popular farsan) before serving.

4:31 am  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

Ah... Poha makes for the perfect snack.. a li'l more than a pinch of asafoetida can do wonders to the dish :D cheers! Happy Blogging!

9:44 am  
Blogger Reeta Skeeter said...

Oh yeah... anu says it right! Poha is just tasteless without the crunchy "sev" dat is sprinkled liberally on each serving plate... :D

9:46 am  
Blogger PaB said...

Why not start a Daily Recipe Photo Blog ?
How can I provide Poha in France ?

1:43 pm  
Blogger Chandrachud said...

lv2scpbk: tastes good too ;

anu, skeeter: i like it this way ;). coconut makes it sweet, sev i dunno - groundnuts give me all the crunches i need, asafoetida i guess i should try

pab: i suppose u can get poha from an indian store - this is what it looks like

as for a Daily Recipe, i would love to - only i would run out of recipes in a week, and i might have to quit my other job!

7:51 pm  
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8:36 am  

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