1 ½cupsThick Poha (beaten rice),I am using red rice poha
½teaspoonUrad dal (split, skinless black gram)
1Dried red chilies,stem removed
2Green chilifinely chopped
½teaspoonGinger paste or freshly grated or crushed
2tablespoonsCoconut,fresh or frozen grated
1tablespoonCilantro or coriander leavesfinely chopped
Wash the poha and if required soak them. Depending on the type and quality of poha, soaking time may differ. So know your poha and adjust accordingly. Some poha does not need soaking like mine. In that case just wash and keep them moist in colander till needed.
Now heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add urad dal and saute till they get light brown in color.
Then add mustard seeds. Once they pop, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
Add dried red chili, green chilies, ginger paste and curry leaves. Saute for a minute or so.
Now add onion, peanuts and salt. Mix well and cook till onions get soft and light brown.
Now add soaked, drained poha, grated coconut and remaining salt.
Mix gently very well and cook for 2 minutes covered.
Lastly add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well and turn off the stove.