Monday, June 27, 2011

Cabbage Poha

Pohe (Flattened rice) is a very popular breakfast in Maharashtra. This recipe is not a traditional 'Kande Pohe' recipe, but  has been twisted to give a Chinese / Thai touch.

Ingredients :

1 cup thick flattened Rice
2 cups lengthwise chopped cabbage
1/2 lengthwise chopped capsicum
1/2 cup roasted and peeled peanuts (salted)
3-4 tspns Sugar
1/2 tspn lemon juice
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
3-4 tbspns Oil
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds
1/2 tspn asafoetida (Hing)
6-7 curry leaves
2 chopped green chillies
1 tspn seasme seeds (Optional)

For Garnishing :
Chopped corriander

Preparation :

Wash flattened rice in water
Keep it aside for 15 minutes
Heat oil in a pan
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, seasme seeds and asafoetida to oil
Then add curry leaves and green chillies
Now add chopped cabbage and capsicum to the tempering
Saute it for 3-5 minutes
Then add sugar and salt at this stage
Again saute it for a minute
Then add roasted and peeled peanuts to the mixture
Lower the flame at this stage
Add soaked flattened rice (Pohe)
Cover the pan with lid
Allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes
Remove the lid the stir the mixture
Switch off the flame
Add lime juice to Poha
Garnish it with chopped corriander and roasted peanuts

Notes :
Sugar should be added at cooking stage of cabbage to avoid strong smell of cabbage.

Stepwise Pictures :

And this recipe has won the prize in the contest on Sanjeev Kapoor's website. 


  1. loved the fun twist to the traditional poha- good one !

  2. wow,love this variation, the poha looks all green and white, love it :)

  3. great ....loved ur method...very much different..will try for sure...


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