Thursday, November 27, 2008

Masala Poha with Sweet Potato Bajo



Masala Poha is the Authentic way of how konkanis do poha and which goes on very well with Sweet Potato Bajo (Bajji).
Masala Poha
Ingredients
3 tsp Coriander seeds
2 tsp Jeera
1 tsp salt
Medium ball of Jaggary Crushed (around 2 tbsp)
5-6 Red Chillies (Bedagi) 
For tempering
Mustard seeds 1 tbsp
curry leaves    2 sprigs
Method
  • Grind all the above ingredients to a fine powder and take it out in a bowl .
  • Now add half cup grated coconut and mix till coconut gets blended well with the above masala.
  • Temper the above masala by heating oil .
  • Add musturd seeds when it starts to splutter, add 2 sprigs of curry leaves and fry till it gets little crisp.
  • Now add this to the above masala and Mix well .
  • Take 1 cup of paper thin poha just sprinke little water over it and then add 3 tbsp of this  masala and mix till masala gets blended to the poha giving it a ting of orange colour.
  • Serve this with Sweet Potato Upkari, Sweet Potato Bajo.
Sweet potato Bajo 
1 Sweet Potato (Peeled and cut into thin Roundals)
For the Batter
1/2 cup Gramflour
2 pinches of soda
1/4 tsp Jeera
1/4 tsp Hing powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chilli Powder
Oil for frying
Method
  • In a bowl add hing powder, salt, jeera, chilli powder, soda, and gram flour and mix till there are no lumps in the Gram flour.
  • Now add the water and mix till the batter is semi thick and smooth .
  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it is hot, dip the sweet potato roundals in gram flour and deep fry in oil till golden brown.
  • This goes well with the Masala poha or can be eaten just as an evening snack.