Poha is flattened rice flakes.
In a large bowl mix water, salt and poha. Leave them for 1 minute and drain the water off. Keep this poha aside.
If using raw peanuts dry roast them in a pan for 3-5 minutes and keep them a side. This step can be skipped if using dry roasted peanuts.
In a sauce pan or cooking pot dry roast mustard seed, red chilli, cashews, urad dal and fennel seeds for a minute. Add chopped chillies and chopped ginger and mix well. Add curry leaves, turmeric, hing, stir it for a minute. Add one to two tablespoons of water to prevent the contents sticking to the pan. Add lemon juice from one lemon and 1/2 teaspoon of salt – stir. Add drained poha and mix well. Stir and let it cook for 2 minutes. Add cilantro cover with the lid and cook for 2 min, stir occasionally. Add ½ tsp garam masala and roasted peanuts. Mix well.
Transfer the poha upma into a serving dish.
|Brown Rice Poha – 3 cups|
|Water 1 and half liter|
|Salt for taste|
|Green chillies – 7 finely chopped|
|Ginger -2 inch finely chopped|
|Peanuts raw or dry roasted – 1/2 cup|
|Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon|
|Dry red chilli-1|
|Urad dal – 1 tsp|
|Fennel seeds (saunf)- 1/2 teaspoon|
|Curry leaves- 10|
|Turmeric – 1/4 teaspoon|
|Asafetida (Hing) -1/8 teaspoon|
|Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon|