“What keeps me motivated is not the food itself but all the bonds and memories the food represents.”- Michael Chiarello
I am sure I am not the only one for whom the smell of a dish or a meal paints a rich picture –full of colors of the memories associated with it. Remember the Orange Candy ice cream?? As a kid, me and my brother loved to check the orange color on our tongues. The sweet smell of cake transports me to all my birthdays when my Mom used to make those lovely cakes in different shapes-a Cricket ground, a zoo, a hut and what not.
The recipe which I am sharing here today is one such piece of the Memoirs of my childhood. Kachche Pohe it is. My brother who used to be a fussy eater, loved the dish. He used to get upset if the food was not of his choice . So to cheer him up , i used to make this 'bas 2 minute' recipe .The sheer thought of making something for him always filled me with excitement and I used to give my best shot to it. Its been long since i have made this for him as both of us are tied up in the cobwebs of life. I made this yesterday and would like to share the recipe, Take a look:
- 2-3 katori raw Poha
- 2 medium Onions-finely chopped
- 2-3 Green chillies-finely chopped
- 1 small katori finely chopped Coriander
- 1-2 teaspoon Metkoot Powder
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1-2 teaspoon oil
- A handful of roasted Peanuts
- 2 teaspoons Lime Juice
- Salt to taste
- Red Chili powder as per taste
Preparation Time: 5-7 mins
Cooking Time: 5-7 mins
- Take Poha in a mixing bowl.
- Add chopped onions, chilies’, metkoot, salt, chili powder, sugar, peanuts and mix well.
- Now add raw oil and lime juice. Mash the mixture with gentle hands while mixing it.
- Finally add chopped coriander and serve immediately.