broccoli lemon poha (rice)

July 16, 2012

lemony broccoli flattened rice

1 1/4 cup poha (flattened rice), or other rice
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 chopped onion
2 dried red chillies
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Chana dal 1 tbsp
Urad dal 1/2 tbsp
fistful of cashews
fistful of raisins
1 lemon, juiced
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
1 red orange or yellow sweet pepper
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp
a few curry leaves

Wash and drain poha and keep aside. (If using regular rice, cook it normally with a bit of salt.)

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard & cumin seeds until they pop and add chana dal, urad dal, cashews, and raisins. fry them a few minutes.

Add curry leaves & dry red chillies. fry lightly. add chopped onions and saute till translucent.

Add finely chopped bell peppers and broccoli florets and turmeric powder. Stir fry the broccoli for 3-4 minutes or till done.

Add the poha and salt and stir well.

After a minute, turn off heat and add lemon juice. Top with chopped cilantro.


from spicy treats


edit late july.

WONDERFUL! i really enjoyed it, and everyone who tried it raved about it. definitely something i’ll be making variations on again and again.

it was my first time sauteeing raw lentils with onions and mustard seeds – by the time the broccoli was done, they had the kind of crunchy, half-raw, nutty, surprising presence of steel-cut oats in cookies! a great trick for texture nerds.


i make this ALL THE TIME.

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