Vegetable Poha /Aval

A traditional Maharashtrian breakfast dish. Normally only potatoes are used, i have added mixed vegetables to make it more filling, since most of the time we have it for dinner.

Breakfast or dinner, it is easy to make and very tasty to eat.


Poha— 2 cups

Mixed vegaetables— 3/4 cup

Peanut —-2tablespoons

Green chilis— 2

Mustard seeds—- 1teaspoon

Cumin seeds—-1 teaspoon

Red chili pwd —-1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric pwd —1/2 teaspoon

Asafetida — 1/2 teaspoon

Salt —-1 1/4 teaspoon

Oil —-2-3 tablespoon

Juice of one lemon, coriander leaves and few curry leaves.


Take poha in a sieve and run water through it, washing it at the same time. Take a deep pan, heat one spoon of oil and fry the peanuts, remove and keep it aside. Add the reaming oil,when the oil become hot add the mustard seeds when they sputter add the cumin seeds ,cut green chili and curry leaves,saute them. Add the vegetables, turmeric pwd, asafetida and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, lower the flame and cook the vegetables. When the vegetables are cooked, add the poha ,red chili pwd and mix everything together, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. But of the heat, add the peanuts and coriander leaves. Just before serving add the lemon juice. Enjoy vegetable poha.

If using thick poha soak it for 3-4 minutes,i used thin poha.