August 2, 2008

Quick Cucumber Poha


Poha is a very common dish in most Indian homes. It is super easy to prepare & is really hard to screw up on. When I was new to cooking, I never could prepare it properly, I would always end up over soaking Poha & it would end up turning out to be very soggy.
I once went over to my cousin's place, and my aunt had prepared this version of Poha which I really liked. She had used the thin variety poha, which meant NO soaking in water. I was really thrilled at this because, now it meant that I too could prepare Poha without worrying about it becoming soggy.
The best part about this snack is very light & since coconut is not used, its good for weight watchers too.
Here it is:

Preparation Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:
  1. 2 cups poha - thin variety
  2. 1 onion - finely chopped
  3. 1 tomato - finely chopped
  4. 3 green chillies low/medium spiced - finely chopped
  5. 1 1/2 cups cucumber - finely chopped
  6. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  7. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  8. A pinch of turmeric
  9. Salt as per taste
  10. A pinch of sugar
  11. Cilantro - finely chopped
  12. Oil

Method:

  • Heat oil in a large pan, Add mustard & cumin seeds
  • Once the seeds splutter, add chopped green chillies
  • Add a pinch of turmeric
  • Add onions & saute till it turns transparent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cucumber & Poha
  • Add a pinch of sugar & salt as per taste
  • Mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro

Enjoi !!!

NOTE: DO NOT add water as there is enough water from cucumber & tomatoes to make it a little soggy

31 comments:

Purva Desai said...

Cucumber poha looks really good and healthy option

Priti said...

Poha with cucumber is something new...gud idea...will try sometime and sure its healthy recipe

Laavanya said...

That looks healthy and I love the idea of not adding coconut.

Priti said...

still awake?

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...
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Priti said...

hmm...not sleepy :-)...

notyet100 said...

this version looks yum,...thnks for sharin,..nd ya happy frenship day..:-)

rekhas kitchen said...

yes good idea with out coconut with cucumbre nice combo looks perfect

Madhavi said...

Awesome combo, poha look delicious. Great recipe !!!

Purva Desai said...

wishing u Happy Friendship day !!

Shreya said...

What a great way to use cucumber! Love this recipe, will make this:-)

Sireesha said...

Wish U A Happy Friendship Day :))

Kitchen Flavours said...

Cucumber poha sounds new and healthy. Happy friendship day to u.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi vegetable platter
thanks for passing my blog and leaving encouraging words...your blog is very nice and full of good information..this poha appears to vey healthy and unique..well done !
do send me a test mail so that we can discuss on baking, thanks.

Jeena said...

This looks really tasty and healthy. :-)

Suma Rajesh said...

looks tasty and healthy....happy friendship day..

Nidhi said...

Hmmm....Never tasted this one. I m making it for the evening snack today!

delhibelle said...

that looks good and sounds healthy. Next time I will make this way. Thanks for sharing:)

LG said...

Mom used to make this quick version but cucumber and tomato addition is new..looks so colorful :)

Nidhi said...

Something for you on my blog. Check it out!

A_and_N said...

Wow never tried poha with cucumber. Great recipe VP :)

Maheswari said...

nice easy recipe..bookmarking this one..i always have problem with thin poha..

Dhanggit said...

yay, another indian recipe to keep!! yummy and easy to make, all the things i like in a recipe :-) thanks for sharing!

Purva Desai said...

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SriLekha said...

new recipe for me!
added u to my blogroll!

Dibs said...

Hello. Thanks for dropping by. Totally agree with you on the convenience of thin poha!

Usha said...

Love the twist of adding cucumbers to this poha,looks delicious :)

Dershana said...

hello...

Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog!

Cucumber and poha!never thought of the combo. will surely try it.

Ramya Bala said...

Hey dear,I was thinking of making poha for mrng breakfast and hapd to see ur poha recipe,sounds really gd...Truly a diff version from other poha upma..Oops,I dnt have cucumber,but will try definitely

Sukanya said...

Nice variation to the regular Poha

Anisheetu said...

This I love from the bottom of my heart... always prepare this for breakfasts... :)