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Tamarind Poha

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Although this dish is similar to the tamarind rice we usually eat I think its easier to prepare because you dont need to have rice prepared ahead of it. Whats more? Even my one year old baby cant get enough of it!

We tried eating it with Haldiram’s Golden Mixture and found that the crunchy namkeen further geared up the taste.

Tamarind Rice / Puliyogre paste is commonly available is stores these days. However, if you have the tamarind rice powder, you can try it out with that as well.

Ingredients :

  • 3 cups Poha (beaten rice – thick one)
  • 2 teaspoons Tamarind rice paste
  • 1 teaspoon Ground nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon split white urad dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon channa dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon rai
  • 1 green chilly
  • Few curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves

Procedure :

  1. Moisten the poha.
  2. Heat Oil. Add groundnuts to it and stir for a minute.
  3. Add urad dal, channa dal and rai. Let them splutter.
  4. Add green chillies, curry leaves and tamarind rice paste.
  5. Now add the soaked poha, salt and mix well.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and namkeen mixture.

Please NOTE:

  1. You need to be careful while moistening the poha. Just wash it once with water and let it stand in a strainer.Wash again after a while. Repeat this till poha becomes soft.
  2. After you add tamarind paste don’t cook it. Immediately add the poha, else the paste will burn.
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