Saturday, January 26, 2013

Comfort food-Chirer Pulao (Poha Pulao)

This week has been super chilly, with temperature in between -25C to -10C. After a day's work all I wanted to do is curl up on the sofa under a blanket with a cup of steaming hot tea. Did I say with extra milk? But guess what, the only thing I was unable to do was sit under a warm blanket on the sofa, courtesy, my active toddler, lil A. But, I did manage the cup of tea somehow. So, to compensate for the entire week, I needed some comfort food for my friday evening. What else could be more appropriate than chirer pulao. This is a very simple dish that takes only 10 to 12 minutes to make. I don't know about you, but chirer pulao reminds me of my school days when I would be back from school to a bowl of warm chirer pulao. This was also a chance to introduce chirer pulao to lil A, who is getting super picky these days about food. So, here is my version of chirer pulao for you.

Preparation time: 6 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes


2 cups of Chire/Poha
Half cup of mixed vegetables ( I used carrots, green beans and frozen peas) cut into small pieces
1 small red onion (chopped)
2 tablespoons of roasted peanuts
1 dry red chilli
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 egg
2 tablespoon oil
Salt and sugar to taste

Mixed Veggies

Wash the poha with water and drain the excess water. Add turmeric to the washed poha and mix well to give it a nice color.

Heat oil in a pan. Crack a dry red chilli, and add the chopped onions. Saute it for 2-3 minutes or till it turns pink. Add the roasted peanuts, mix it for a minute or so. Then add the chopped vegetables and cook it for 4-5 minutes. If you think its too dry, sprinkle few drops of water in the pan.

Crack a egg in the pan and scramble it with spatula.

Add the washed poha to the vegetables and mix well. Add salt and sugar to taste. You can also add raisins soaked in water for 5 minutes. I thought of adding it but forgot. 

Enjoy. This is a nice snack to enjoy after a long day.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


I am so nervous about my first post!!!

Welcome to my blog, my tiny world. Here I will share with you whatever I cook in my kitchen for my family( my toddler and my hubby) and friends, any new book that I read or anything that makes my life happy. I will try my best to have a new posting at least once a week, with any new recipes or maybe a simple photo that I took. Stay with me, visit my blog, leave a comment if you like something (or even with any suggestions).

Super snowy day
Today I will just post a photo of the place I live. It has been super chilly last few days with temperature around -25C and snow everywhere.

This is in front of my apartment and it looks like a sea of snow. On this grey day at last I managed to publish my blog that I have been thinking for a while to do, pocket full of spices to spice up my life.