Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The humble Poha ...

So what if I am lazy ? Don't grin ..... all of us are at some point or the other. I decided to have some 'My Time' this weekend. J decided to have his 'My Time' too (Copy Cat !!). Alas the tummy won't take a break and we both won't move a spoon. Thank God, the local Pizzeria came to our rescue.J played perfect gentleman and went with 'Ladies First'
So 'Saturday' was my day and Sunday his...

If self indulgence is a SIN then so be it ! I am ready to go to hell. But every moment of 'My Time' was heavenly.
Started with a warm hair oil massage.
An exotic bath with intoxicating sea salt and spa candles. Light and soothing music in the background. It was spa treatment on a dime.
Basking in the warm winter sun cuddled up and flipping through some magazines.
A blissful afternoon nap.
Trips to the kitchen and finishing a tub of ice cream without J's constant reminders of my 'muffin top'.
Having the TV remote all to myself and juggling between my favorite channels ... 'Food Network', HGTV and Travel !
Browsing through all those lovely blogs and drooling over the picts on Food Gawker ....
Time just flew .... yah good times are short lived !


Sunday was J's day .... Phew !! His day began and ended on the sofa. It was movie marathon for him and it ended with the commencing of the 83rd Oscar ceremony. Thankfully his new found love, the 'BOSE - Lifestyle' was there to give him company. All the Haldiram Mixture packets were emptied and there was munching and pop corns all over the floor. Somebody found bliss spending the entire day on the sofa minus a nagging wife !!

Bang came Monday morning. 'My Time' or whatever was long over and the wife's wagging tongue was ready to take on the week ... A warm bowl of poha for breakfast to start the day and a long list of complaints !


Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Serves 2
Ingredients
Thick Poha/ Beaten Rice - 1 cup
Dry Roasted Peanuts - a handful
Green Peas - 1/3 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies - 2
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 small pinch
Salt per taste
Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Oil for cooking


Method of Preparation

1 Soak the Poha in water till soft. Drain the water completely and keep aside.
2 Add about 2 tsp of oil in a wok/ kadhai. Add chopped green chilies to it and cumin seeds. When the oil is warm and begins to sputter add a pinch of turmeric powder.
3 Add green peas and fry for one minute. Add the roasted peanuts too. Add the drained Poha.
4 Add sugar and salt and mix well. Stir for one minute. Add lime juice and remove from heat.
5 Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serving Tips
Serve Warm

26 comments:

Priya said...

Never say no to this beautiful poha, soo delicious..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks like you had a great time! Scalp massage and a long soak sounds heavenly! Poha dish looks amazing!

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful delicious poha

Sushma Mallya said...

Looka Amazing!

divya said...

This looks awesome and delicious....wonderful clicks!!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovely poha, to be honest, enjoyed every bit of ur write-up a bit more than the poha.U shd write more often,good read.

aipi said...

I am all for it anytime of the day..be it lunch, breakfast or dinner :)
Loved your clicks, very elegant!


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Pavithra said...

Wow your pictures are looking great ...all the pictures has come out so good and offcourse the poha too.

Priya (elaichii) said...

I wish I could have some " my time" on a weekend! lovely poha!

Rachu said...

AAh 'My time'.. You eagerly wait for it.. and after its over, its not even in your memories! Glad you had one to cherish.. awesome clicks and colorful poha.
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Luv poha anytime...lovely clicks and neat presentation

Prathibha said...

Lovely poha..easy breezy brkfast..

Ramya said...

Poha looks soo comforting:-)
U described the perfect weekend soo well...i wud equate my ideal weekend to that..

Authenticoriyafood said...

Though i prefer calling it chuda santula....its the purrrfect weekend staple !!!!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Sounds like you had a great time dear:)
delicious poha,love this anytime.

Kairali sisters said...

Satrupa, I make the excat same way dear.Looks absolutely gorgeous!!

B/w i made the earing holder, shall send you the pictures soon, i am still working on a little drawing on the frame :).Thanks for inspiring...

Love
Suji

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks cool...
FunWidFud

Soumya said...

delicious poha...

Keerthana@LifenSpice said...

First time at your space. I looked around and found a lot of things I might want to try. Nice blog and writeups!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

amazing clicks! How do you do it ?
I love all those TV channels too...

Neenu Praveen said...

yummelicious...ur story ws kewl....u had a g8 weekend..hmmm...

Anu said...

My fav and easy to cook recipe...

Malar Gandhi said...

Love to cook easy fix recipes, perfect light dinner.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

You have made the humble poha look so special,perfect cooked poha !

Sayantani said...

how are you girl? I was away for a long time and today only get the opportunity to check all your delish posts. keep it coming girl and loved the write up.

Satrupa said...

Thank you everyone for dropping by .... Your comments are my biggest inspiration.

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