Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dadpe Pohe - Traditional Marathi food

       In an effort to teach my kids to choose foods that have been around for generations and not to fall for the new food trends that are not tested for long time , made this many generations old recipe . It's perfect blend of carbs , protein, vegetables ,dairy and fat ( the terms our great... great... great grandmothers had never heard of ) makes it a complete food . It can be eaten as breakfast or snack and even as lunch/dinner .

Serves 4

Ingredients :

3 cups - Pohe - thin ( Flattened rice
1 Onion - Finely chopped
1 cup grated coconut( I used frozen )
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/4 - 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Cilantro - chopped
Salt and sugar to taste
Black salt ( optional )

Tempering :

2 TBsp Peanut oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
a pinch of Asafoetida/hing
1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
6-8 Curry leaves

To proceed :

1) Dry roast pohe on medium low heat for couple of minutes . This is optional but it keeps the pohe crisp . Let it cool .
2) In a bowl mix all the ingredients except tempering and mix well . Keep it covered for 5 minutes .
3) Meanwhile heat oil and add the tempering ingredients in the order they are listed .
4) Mix well and serve .

Enjoy !!!

** Lemon juice can be used instead of buttermilk .**
**Cucumber , carrots can be added as well but the traditional recipe does not use any .**
** Chopped green chilies are generally used . I don't as my kids don't eat them .**

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