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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Poha Khaman and Awards :)))

Hi All, I am back. Thank you so much all for your concerns about my health. It’s really touching. I missed all of you and some great recipes :(( This brings me to my new recipe post, Poha Khaman.
I love Khaman. It is my all time anytime favorite snack. It is very easy to make. This one is made with Poha and spices. The texture of this snack is very soft and taste is sweet and savory. The toppings add more flavor to the original taste of Khaman. Poha Khaman are usually served with tomato and onion salad. This can be served as a appetizer too. The twist is garlic wafers which make this Khaman recipe unique. Each bite is filled with khatta-mitha, garlicky, and spicy flavor.


  • 2 cups Poha, thick
  • 3 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt, bitten
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas, boiled
  • 1 tbsp Green Chilli, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1-1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste

-- Other Ingredients

  • 1 Tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Mint, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, thinly sliced
  • Pinch of Red Chilli powder
  • Chat Masala to taste
  • Salt to taste

1. Wash Poha well and soak for 10-15 minutes after draining water.

2. In Pan, toast gram flour until its little golden or until it is toasted.

3. Heat oil in pan. First cook slice of one garlic until its golden brown. Put it on paper towel to remove extra oil. It should look like a wafer.

4. In the same oil, add mustard seeds. When they start to crackle, add cumin seeds.

5. Add curry leaves, garlic, ginger. Sauté for 1 minute.

6. Add green chilli, gram flour. Cook for 2-3 minutes on low heat.

7. In Poha, add salt, sugar, asafetida, sesame seeds, and lemon juice. Mix well.

8. After 2-3 minutes, add green peas, Poha mixture in pan, with water, and yogurt. Mix well, and cook on low heat for 12-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

9. Grease deep dish with little oil. Pour Poha Khaman into the dish and let them set for 10 minutes. Cut them into the pieces after they set.

11. In the mean time, mix tomato, onion, cilantro, mint, red chilli powder, chat masala, and salt.

12. Serve Poha Khaman with tomato and onion mix on top.

This is my entry to - Shama's Fast Food Poha Event

Now to Awards…..A Two Awards, at that....Hurrayyy :)))

Dear friends, My fellow blogger Divya, Shubha, and Meera passed this rocking award for "Rocking Girl Blogger" to me.

I am so excited and very happy. Thank You so much gals for this award:)))
I would love to pass on it to Kalai , Cham, Sukanya Ramkumar, Laavanya, Pearlsofeast, Uma, Prajusha

I also received this “Nice Matter Award” from dear Ranji and SwatiSwati. I really appreciate this lovely award, I am blushing :))) Thanks a ton.

“Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.”

Now my turn to pass on this award. Sagari, Seena, Trupti, Pravs, Kamala, Asha.

Enjoy your awards gals. And Ya!!!! don’t forget to scream with happiness, like me :P


Cham said...

Congrats on your award dear! You deserve them! Thank u so much to think and pass it !
The khaman looks delicious, never made, btween, u can send to Gujurati event SWC guest host is Asankana Check it out!

Sugarcraft India said...

Congrats on those well deserved awards ..You have a wonderful blog with lots of delicious recipes!!
Do keep in touch :)

Divya Vikram said...

Congrats on ur award girl.U deserve it for ur recipes with beautiful presentation..Glad that u r doing good now..Have never made Khaman..TIme for me to try

Uma said...

Congrats on the well deserved awards, Madhavi! Thank you so much for thinking about me. I am also screaming with joy, can you hear?

The khaman looks so delicious. Thanks for the award and yummy treat.

Seena said...

thanks a lot dear..
couldn't visit u all regularly..
phoha recipe is very delicious, hope to see u with more... :)

Prajusha said...

Congrats on those awards.thank u so much for passing me the award.
Poha khaman looks delicious.

Swati Raman Garg said...

welcome welcome.... :) and congrats on d awards..n u r one khaman fan arent u ... wish u stayed next door...

TS said...

Thanks so much and congrats on your awards do have a lovely blog, and some of the best recipes.

the spice who loved me

Asha said...

Hi Madhavi, great idea to make Poha Khaman, very new. Good job!:)
Enjoy your award and thanks for giving it to me too.Hugs!:))

vandana rajesh said...

Madhavi, congrats on your awards...and thanks for dropping by at by blog. Delicios recipes.

Laavanya said...

Madhavi, good to know you are feeling better and what a fabulous come-back recipe - Khaman with Poha is entirely new to me and it looks and sounds very nutritious and wholesome. I just make the usual upmas with poha.. must try this.
Congratulations on the awards... :) I can understand how happy you must be because this brought a smile to my face too.. Thank you so much for thinking of me... :D

kamala said...

Congrats on ur award Madhavi.Never made this.Looking delicious.Thanks for thinking of me.So sweet of u

Sireesha said...

Congrats on your award dear! You deserve them! The khaman looks delicious.......Have a great weekend

bhags said...

Congrats for ur awards and good that you are feeling well.....that poha khaman looks intriguing

Kalai said...

So glad to hear that you're feeling better, Madhavi!! The poha khaman is a great one for your return. Congrats on the awards, dear. You definitely deserve them! Thanks so much for passing the award on to me. Am totally thrilled!!!! :)

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates on ur awards......and the poha looks tempting and delicious

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a nice recipe. Looks so good. So different one. Congrats on the award.

Namratha said...

Congrats on the awards Madhavi, well deserved :) This is a unique dish, good one!

Cynthia said...

Glad to hear that you are better. Congrats on the much deserved awards.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

congrats on ur awards! poha khaman is new to me thanx for sharing!

Pravs said...
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Pravs said...

Congrats on the awards ! Thank you so much for the 'nice matter award ':D
Poha khaman looks so refreshing and very creative recipe.

ranji said...

congrats on ur awards madhavi!!!u very well deserved it:)....poha khamna is very new to me!!!sounds very interesting and looks delcious..nice presenation as usual:)

Cham said...

Dear, u got from my side one surprise , hope u like this one

Anonymous said...

Wow...the khaman looks really yummy! And congrats on the award.

Pearlsofeast said...

Madhavi,what awesome recipe with poha, Very unique.

Thank you so much dear for passing the award. U deserve the award. It was thrilling to receive award.Thank you so much for making my day.

kamala said...

Madhavai something is waiting for u in my blog

Vani said...

Poha khaman - wow! That msut be nice! I don't think I've seen another recipe for poha khaman in any blog before! Love the idea. And congrats on the awards!

Andhra Flavors said...

Poha khaman sounds delicious!