1tablespoonCilantro or coriander leaveschopped finely for garnishing.
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
Once hot add peanuts and fry till lightly browned. If you like crunchy peanuts then remove it to bowl, proceed with next step and garnish as the end. I like crunchy yet soft peanuts, so I kept them in, moisture from potatoes will make them soft.
Then add sesame seeds and mustard seeds, let them pop.
Then add turmeric powder.
Immediately add green chilies and curry leaves, sauté it for few seconds.
Mix in potatoes and salt. Cover and cook till soft.
When potatoes are about to done, wash the poha under running cold water. Soak them or sprinkle some water as per your poha kind. Read the notes below.
Drain it well and check the potatoes, they should be soft and tender now.
Add drained poha with sugar and lemon juice.
Mix very gently without breaking them.
Lower the heat, cover and let it get heated through for 2-3 minutes.
Finally sprinkle some chopped cilantro.
Then turn off the stove.
use thick poha variety, thin poha is for crispy poha chivda.
Every brand has different quality of poha. So always try and you will get to know your brand and type of poha. E.g. some poha requires 2 minutes soaking, some requires 5 minutes soaking. While some does not require any soaking at all, for those kind only wash and keep them moist for few minutes and it will be ready to use.