Friday, October 17, 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 Poha....one 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 sugar.....it'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.


45 comments:

archana said...

Nice dish Trupti. It is very innovative. Must try this combo :)

Asha said...

Hi T,simple but delicious dish.We call it Avalakki Uppittu in K'taka:)
We got some sweet Videlia from the farmer's market last Sat.,it's locally grown here in NC.

T,check this site,they are linking all our posts without asking us.

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Have a great weekend,hugs to you:))

Sharmi said...

that is a nice recipe Trupti. So many colors in your blog. looks like Spring! there are so many other things to notice other then recipes.:). the spring fling is till May end right? may send one more entry. not decided.

Sreelu said...

Trupti,

Looks so fresh light and delicious.I love your header banner, looks like spring on your blog.

Looks great

Lata said...

Nice dish. I have to try this, I have about 2 packets of Poha from long. Nice picture.

Coffee said...

Marathon me bhaag lidho lage che!!!!!!! You are on a blogging spree girl!!!!!! And what a lively one that too!!!!

Amba hardar it great!!!! In my house 365 days of the year!!!!! Ek vat kau???? I can't believe you have not gone back to India in 16 yrs!!!!!!!!!!!! Hats off to you!!!!! :)

Richa said...

trupti, poha looks so soft & fluffy, such a versatile snack. love that vidalia onion! tara saree na pix bau fine che! maney navu banner pan gamiyu. something makes me smile, you know what :)

DEEPA said...

hey tripti ...nice recipe man ..Great entry for the spring contest too ...The saree looks great ..love your taste of collections

Prajakta said...

Trupti,

You have such a wonderful blog, it does feel so warm and homely every time I visit. The recipes you share are so simple, yet so delicious. I have followed all of them exactly,(which is quite rare that I do!) and they turn out great...
I have tried a handful now, including the simple tikhi puri and batata shak(hope got that right :)!) all AMAZING...And I know I will be trying out quite a few more of them!!

bee said...

i love this new tune, trupti.

Jyothi said...

Hi Trupti, Really you are very creative. Nice recipe. Good Combination..thanks for sharing.

musical said...

Aha! Poha is my favorite.....and with the corn bites, must be heavenly, Trupti! its time to make this anck with some spicy ht green chutney and enjoy it with a cuppa' masala chai. what do you say :)

Jeena said...

Hi Trupti , what a lovely recipe :)

Linda said...

Hi Trupti -- I was thinking about flattened corn when I read the title of this one! Vidalia onions are so delicious aren't they? And with sweet corn, what a great combo. Hope you have a great weekend with some springtime weather to get you geared up for spring fling! :)

Vcuisine said...

Hi Trupti nice dish. Easy to prepare and handy at times of emergency too. Well presented. Viji

Sushma said...

I didnt know about sweet Videlia...thats one another benefit of food blogging.. As a mom you always tweak in healthy stuff in simple day to day dishes. Corn Poha looks Great

sailaja said...

I know what I am making for b'fast tomorrow - Poha!
I just love the music at your site, Trupti..so soothing.:)

Manasi said...

Niiiiiiiiiiiice! i like poha with variations! I like the onion variety too, lets see if i can get it here!!

nz said...

Looks very healthy and delicous Trupti. Poha is one of my kids' favourite breakfast and I make it often on weekend mornings.

Never tried it with corn before, but I do have some frozen corn in my freezer and will try your version today itself. I sometimes make it with peas too - try it once :-)

Pooja said...

mane khabar chhe, tu banave etle kaik veriety to hoy j . :) . corn poha looks so healthy. i love sweet corns, will try it sometime for sure. i hope you are well now.
so many dishes around here , i missed, will see all now one by one .:) . amba haldar pan ketli saras lage chhe. :D. after all apni traditional vastu j apne bhave, barobar ne ! NJ 19th na aavu chhu, ticket fix thai gayi chhe :D. Hugs to you , and hope to see you soon sometime.
take care
-Pooja

Latha said...

Hey Trupti,
Yummy looking Poha! Never made it with corn though! Looks delicious!
You are just tempting me with all those goodies! Now thta mom's here i might just do a post for the spring fling. Will go read up on the event :-)
Cheers
Latha

Sandeepa(Bong Mom's CookBook/DesiMomzClub) said...

Lovely dish Trupti, light and right :)

sunita said...

Hey what a co-incidence...I made poha for breakfast over the weekend...with corn and peas...isn't poha such a nice and quick breakfast...we love it...

Jyothsna said...

As simple and homely as it can get!

ServesYouRight said...

Wonderful dish! Especially with the corn. Of course, God loves Canada - he sent y'all Nickelback :-)

Btw - the prizes for Spring Fling are truly fabulous. I am totally motivated :-D

Smita

Roopa said...

the picture looks awesome trupti, i love poha.Your blog is looking so nice very refreshing!

Sia's Corner said...

T, i am still waiting for ur mail sweetie:)

Saju said...

yum! Trupti, you are de best

musical said...

Akele akele enjoying the yummo b'fast! Gimme some, now :-D.

A_and_N said...

Oh I try this too! :)

Shreya said...

very interesting, love the recipe. i have never made poha with corn, only with potatoes, carrots, peas etc, so have to try it with corn now!

veggie belly said...

This is a beautiful blog and youve made some of my favorite things! I love poha and how simple it is to make..and your kadhi looks devine! I want to dig into it now!

Purva Desai said...

Trupti Thanks for dropping by.....ur blog is delicious and colourful too...
Kanda Poha is my all time favourite breakfast and adding corn to it is just like adding cherry on top of the cake....
I remember my jain neighbour making Corn Poha as they dont eat onions....and she used to sprinkle sev on top....
Ur corn Poha with Vidalia Onions looks like a comfort brunch for weekends...
Thanks for sharing

Usha said...

Love the idea of using corn in poha...looks delicious :)

DEESHA said...

wow corn poha looks very nice .. never tried poha with corn .. shall tried it sometime

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Shillu said...

Trupti, you have a beautiful blog! i love teh name & all the pics & teh header painting - did you paint that? nice stuff!

Meera said...

I loved the poha picture. Looks so delicious.

Purva Desai said...

Wishing U and Ur family Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak...

Pooja said...

you know this is one of my fav item from your blog dear T. Kem chhe tu ? didnt know that u are alive on blog, as i was away fro mblogging since a while. nice to see those diwali posts. pics are great too.
Happy diwali and Saal mubarak to you and your family.

Srivalli said...

Trupti..all your Diwali posts are wonderful!..Hope you and your family had a great diwali!

Vani said...

Hey, happy Diwali to you and your family, T! Looking forward to the recipes! :)

Purva Desai said...

My mouth is watering reading ur Diwali menu specially lapsi, Tindora nu shaak and lachko daal....its perfect Gujarati menu during festival times

There is a sweet surprise for u on my blog....kindly collect it.

Kim, Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet said...

I love Vidalias and I don't use any other onions except for the green ones. I love their sweet taste!

luckysanjana said...

HI Trupthi , this is my first trip here........ive only just put up my first cookery blog here on blogspot.....do come visit......and teach me the ropes if you will........

By vidalia Onions you mean the white onions right......batata poha is a hot favorite in my home but im game to try your version. maybe tonight since I like corn and I have it in the refrigerator......Ill let you know how mine turned out.........

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