Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lemon Aval Steamed

#LemonAval  #LemonBeatenRice : #Aval - #BeatenRice - #RiceFlakes is called #poha in Hindi. Poha is one of the famous breakfast items in Madhya Pradesh.
I have seen in many of the road side hotels/dabas, poha is being constantly steamed over steaming pot.
Whenever we order for poha they used to serve hot steaming poha garnished with onions, carrots, green peas, boiled potato, chopped coriander leaves and topping with some savouries in a plate. So I tried my version of steamed poha adding a dash of lemon juice.


Ingredients :

aval ( beaten rice - poha )                       : 1 cup
Onion thinly chopped                             : 1 tblsp
Green chill slit lengthwise                      : 2 ( adjust )
Carrot nicely chopped                            : 1 tblsp
Cabbage nicely chopped                        : 1/2 cup
Curry leaves                                           : 10 to 12
Spinach nicely chopped                         : 1 tblsp


Lemon juice                                            : 2 tsp ( adjust )
Turmeric powder                                    : 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder                                        : 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder                                   : 1/4 tsp ( adjust )
Mustard seeds                                         : 1/2 tsp
Gram dhal ( channaa dhal )                      : 2 tsp
Asafoetida                                               : 2 pinches
Oil                                                           : 2 tsp

Method :
Ketti aval [ Thick beaten rice ] has been taken to make lemon aval.
Take aval in a basin and wash thoroughly with water.
Then add 1/2 tsp of salt and mix well with 1/4 cup of water.
Keep aside for 15 minutes.

After 15 minute keep idly pot with enough water on high flame.
When the water is boiling keep the aval inside the pot and steam for 7 minutes.


In the meantime on another burner keep a kadai with oil on slow flame
First splutter mustard seeds,then add gram dhal and asafoetida.
When gram dhal becomes golden brown add green chilly and curry leaves.
Then add onions and cabbage and saute for few second.
Now add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilly powder and enough salt.
Saute well till the raw smell goes off.
Close with a lid for 2 minutes to cook cabbage slightly.
open the lid and add carrots and saute for a minute.


Now add the lemon juice, steamed aval and spinach.
Adjust salt and mix well.
Turn off the stove and keep it closed for 5 minutes.
Now its ready to serve.


This lemon aval does not require a side dish.
But it can be enjoyed with any pickle.







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