Thursday, April 9, 2009

Chana upkari and Masala Poha

This one of the classic combo in everyhold that you will simply love ...simple and delicious too :)

2 cups white chickpea
1 cup cubed potatoes
3-4 green chillies chopped
1 tsp hing powder
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
For the tempering
1 tsp urad dal
4-5 fried red chillies broken into halves
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprig of curry leaves
2 tsp oil
  • wash and soak chickpea with water overnight and then drain it and keep aside
  • Pressure cook the chickpea with cubed potatoes,green chillies  with 3 cups of water or( until chickpeas are soaked in it ) till 2 whistles
  • Remove the lid and then add 1 cup of water,salt,coriander leaves and mix it well and bring it to a boil
  • For the tempering heat oil in a pan, add fried red chillies,urad dal,mustard seeds and fry and then add curry leaves when it starts spluttering and then add this to the chickpea and then mix it well
  • Bring it to a boil, add hing powder,coconut and mix it well,cook for 2-3 minutes and then serve hot with Masala poha 
Masala Poha

Masala Poha

3 tsp Coriander seeds
2 tsp Jeera
1 tsp salt
Medium ball of Jaggary Crushed
5-6 Red Chillies (Bedagi) 
For tempering
Mustard seeds 1 tbsp
curry leaves    2 sprigs
  • 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, Chana Upkari .