Friday, 17 October 2008

Revisiting Recipes: Corn Poha with Vidalia Onions

Revisiting an old favorite recipe of mine: Corn Poha,( pressed rice), a variation on the classic Batata Poha. I make this when I am limited on time, especially on weekends when there is so much on the go. Try this for a change!

I saw Vidalia Onions in the supermarket the other day, and I just had to get them.
I am sure many of you are familiar with this sweet onion that just pairs so well with such savory recipes. I decided to use them for Corn of my favorites to make on weekends. Corn Poha with fresh lime juice squeezed on top and tea....isn't that what weekends are made for?

Corn Poha are similar to the famous Batata-Poha, this just uses corn instead of potatoes....for variety, that's all! Add the Sweet Vidalias in this instead of the regular onions and You won't even need to add any's that good, and you all know how much I like my sugar!

Here is the recipe:
  • 1 medium Vidalia Onion- chopped lengthwise
  • 1 medium - jalapeno or Indian chili - chopped
  • A handful of curry leaves, peanuts or cashews
  • 1 cup of Corn - either fresh, frozen or canned ( drain and rinse well if using canned ones)
  • 2 cups of thick Poha
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric
  • Mustard seeds, Asafoetida and Some oil - to temper
  • Salt - to taste
  • Fresh Lime - cut into pieces
In a wide pan, heat some oil. Temper the oil with some mustard seeds, asafoetida and turmeric and the curry leaves. When the mustard seeds pop, add the chopped Jalapenos, and the peanuts or cashews. Let this sizzle.

Now add the delicious Vidalia onions and the corn. Mix until the onions are translucent.
While the onions and corn are cooking, place the poha in a drainer and run a little bit of cold water through it until it gets wet. Turn the water off right away, don't let them get soggy....separate the Pohas with your fingers.

Add the Pohas to the onion-corn mixture and stir well. Add the salt and some lime juice on top.
Serve with some Mint-Coriander chutney, yogurt, or the way I like it -with Garam Masala Chai.

Here are some other versions of the Poha that I found on other blogs.....check those out too.

Manasi of the blog"A cook at heart" makes wonderful Dadpe-Pohe....this one, I have tried and it is wonderful!

Pooja of "My Creative Ideas" makes the Classic Batata-Poha.....a Gujju favorite.

Mika of "The Green Jackfruit" makes Puli Aval - a South Indian take on Batata Poha using tamarind, urad and chana daals...a must try.


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