Thursday, December 8, 2011

Eggplant Poha (Vangi Pohe)

Brinjal Poha also known as Wangi Pohe in Marathi is a traditional maharashtrian recipe. Here is the recipe..

Ingredients :

2 cups thick flattened rice (Poha)
2 finely chopped onions 
6-7 small chopped eggplants (brinjal)
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
1 tspn turmeric powder
2 tspns lemon juice
2 tspn Sugar
Salt to taste

For tempering :
3 tbspns oil
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds
1/4 tspn asafoetida
8-10 curry leaves 
2-3 chopped green chilies

For Garnishing:
Freshly grated coconut
Finely chopped coriander 
(I used Besan Sev & Cherry tomatoes)

Method :

Wash Poha
Drain all the water and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes
After 10-15 minutes add salt and sugar to the soaked poha and keep it aside

To make Poha :
Heat oil in a pan. 
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies to the oil
Now add chopped onion and saute it
Once is it semi-cooked add chopped eggplant pieces
Sprinkle some water into the mixture
Cover the mixture with lid and allow it to cook

Remove the lid
Then add roasted peanuts and turmeric powder into the mixture
Mix the entire mixture
Now add soaked poha 
Sprinkle some water and cover it with lid
Again cook it for 5 minutes
Add lemon juice in the end

Serve hot by garnishing it with fresh coconut and coriander

Notes :
The chopped eggplants should be kept in salt water. Else it turns black

Stepwise Pictures :


  1. wow gr8 idea of adding eggplant to the pohoa..looks yummy and delicious...i will try next time...

  2. that is new and interested. Never tried to add eggplant in poha.

  3. Looks delicious..adding eggplant is really innovative..will give it a try :)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...