Pohe is one of the popular breakfast items in maharashtrian cuisine. There are various types of pohe like Dadape Pohe, Kolache pohe, Gulache pohe, Vangi pohe, Kande pohe, batate pohe etc. The recipe which I have posted here falls under the category of kande as well as batate pohe. I have used both the ingredients in this recipe.
In maharashtrians, pohe is also popular dish served during “Baghnyacha Karyakram” (where boy comes to girls place for marriage talks).
2 cup thick Pohe
2 finely chopped onions
1 Potato chopped in squares
½ cup boiled green peas
Handful of roasted peanuts
½ lemon’s juice
2 tspn Sugar
Salt to taste
¼ cup oil
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds
¼ tspn asafetida
1 tspn turmeric powder
8-10 curry leaves
2-3 chopped green chilies
Freshly grated coconut
Finely chopped coriander
Drain all the water and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
After 10-15 minutes add salt and sugar to the soaked pohe and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida, curry leaves and green chillies to the oil.
Now add chopped onion and fry it.
Once is it semi-cooked, add potatoes, peanuts and green peas
Cover the mixture with lid and allow it to cook
(You may sprinkle some water if required)
Remove the lid and add soaked pohe to it.
Mix the entire mixture
Sprinkle some water and cover it with lid
Allow it to cook for 5 minutes
Add lemon juice in the end.
Serve hot by garnishing it with fresh coconut and coriander.
Note : You may also garnish it with yellow sev.