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Poha (chuda santula)

Poha is a simple but hearty breakfast and brunch dish that originated in Northern India. I have had poha quite a few times but never tried making it before few days back. I like having it once in a while and realized that Kiara really liked it, which added another item to the list of items that she loves to eat.
Ingredients: Thick Poha: 2 cups Onion; 1 medium finely choppedGreen Chilli: 2 choppedPotato: 1 medium cut into small cubesCarrot: 1 medium cut into small cubesPeas: 1/2 a cupCurry leaves : 4-5Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tspTurmeric Powder: 1 tspRed Chilli Powder: 1 tspPeanut : 1/2 cup ( I didn't use any as DD is allergic to these :( )Oil:  2 tbspSalt to taste
Procedure: Soak poha in water so that its soft but not mushy, the time of soaking depends on the thickness of the poha. In  a pan heat 1 tbsp of oil, add the cubed potato and carrot with a little salt and cook till cooked thorough and slightly crispy. Remove from the pan . If using peanuts, in the same pan roast the peanuts with littl…

Bhindi Aloo Bhaja (Sauted Okra)

Bhindi (Okra) is one of those vegetables that is loved by almost all or so I thought. Being prepared on a regular basis at home I had the mindset that everyone loves and knows how to handle it. But to my surprise I realized not all know how to cook it properly and despise it for its slimy texture. Many friends of mine mentioned that they tried okra and didn't like it because it was too slimy. I am guessing they didn't cook it right. So here is a simple and delicious recipe for Okra which is for sure not slimy at all. The trick is to find the right okra. When buying okra do this simple test of trying to break the tip off with your thumb and if it breaks easily then its really fresh and young, but if it gives a hard time then let it go, because if you cook it its gonna be a tuff to enjoy it.
Ingredients: Okra: 1/2 pound or about 10 -15Aloo (potato): 1 medium cut into cubesOnion: 1 medium choppedPancha Putana: 1 tspDry red chili: 2 whole Salt: tasteTurmeric powder: 1 tspRed chillo …