Sep 16, 2009

Lemon Poha

Well after seeing Srivalli's Poha Upma I was so tempted to make that upma last week. Since my kiddo was sick that time and my MIL suggested me to give her something with a pinch of lemon, I got this idea of making lemon poha. I just followed the steps we use for making lemon rice. Instead of rice, I used poha/riceflakes. Here is how I made this lemon Poha..

  1. Rice Flakes/Poha/Aval - 1 cup
  2. Lemon juice - 2 tbsp (acc to taste)
  3. Green chillies - 1
  4. Ginger- a small piece
  5. cashew nuts - 1 or 2 (I used little only for my other twin)
  6. salt to taste
  7. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Sesame oil - 1 tsp
  9. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  10. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  11. asafoetida powder - a pinch
  12. coriander leaves - for garnishing..
First wash and soak rice flakes in water for 1/2 an hour ( it depends or which flakes you use whether its thin or thick). Drain it fully and keep it aside. In the mean time, chop green chillies and ginger, squeeze juice from lemon and keep it aside. Take a pan, pre head sesame oil, splutter mustard seeds, add urad dhall, green chillies and ginger and fry it till it becomes golden brown. Now add salt and turmeric powder in the oil itself and mix it well. When it is done frying, add the fully drained poha to it. Turn off the stove and mix it well so that turmeric powder spreads all over the dish. Garnish it with coriander leaves and let it cool. After 5 or 10 mts. add the lemon juice to it and mix it well.

I fried the cashew nuts separately and added to poha for my other twin. Luckily both of them liked it very much and they ate fully which made me very happy. I am sending this dish to Srivalli's Kids Delight Event along with another dish and few art work by my girls.Another dish which I would like to send for the event is the Kids friendly chapathi which is a very big hit in my family and many of my friends here are still following the same recipe to make their kids eat chapathi/roti.

Kids Friendly Chapathi

This is a heart made by one of my twin. I got my wisdom tooth extracted few months back and both the kids were so co-operative and they didn't any trouble to my husband(except they started asking "when is amma gonna cook"? after eating his rasam for two days). Last week I had my dentist check up and this little one assumed that I am going to have another surgery. So she made this heart by herself. She took a single side white sheet from our printer and drew a heart and cut it and colored it and made some decorations in it. I was really impressed by this and was very happy to see this heart which she gave it to me after I came back from the check up.
This is another art work by the other one. She made this maracus and call it "shake-a-shake-a-boom-boom". I really have no idea why she named it like that. Most of you know that I do beading work. I keep some of the defected beads or broken beads in a separate box so that I could use those for some other art work. Last sunday I was busy cooking for our guest and these two were busy watching some cartoon(thats what I assumed actually). This one came to me and asked for two empty yogurt box and I gave her and told her not to disturb me for another 30 mts. Within few minutes I heard the beads rolling in my living room and as usual I came out from the kitchen screaming(lol). I saw she had the box full of defected beads and she said she want to sort them and she also promised me that she will clean up the hall. I was ok with that and I went inside. But after 10 minutes, she came inside with this maracus saying "amma I made shake a shake a boom boom with your beads". I was really surprised and was very proud.

All the above given recipes and the art work goes to SriValli's Kids Delight Event.


Srivalli said...

Those are some lovely dishes you have and good to know your twins behaved so well..:)..thanks for the entries!

Priya Suresh said...

Wow lemon poha looks delicious...lovely entries yaar!

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kittymatti said...

wow! very nice entry..enjoyed reading the post

Padma said...

That is cute heart made by your kids... so sweet.... lemon poha looks delicious... it is simple and yummy usually make them on weekends.... nice entries for the event :)

chef and her kitchen said...

Had this only today...

Gita Jaishankar said...

Your kids are so sweet Vidhya :) their art work looks adorable too....delicious poha :)

ST said...

Your kids are so sweet Vidhya :) their art work looks fabulous:)

Unknown said...

poha is always a comfort breakfast nice recipe and perfect entries nice name he he we realy don't what they will think...

Nithya said...

Simple and nice poha and the art by kids are so so so cute. :)

Here for the first time I guess. But would be back often for sure. You have a lovely blog.

Do peep in when you find time.

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Looks so delicious and lovely entry to the event..

Unknown said...

Lovely dishes and nice artwork.
First time here and will visit often