Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Pohe


It's that time of the year again. Gudiya is very excited about this Thanksgiving feast. "What's the key to have a happy thanksgiving? - Turkey!!" -  Gudiya has been saying this riddle to everyone at least a million times! However, we do not have turkey as her mom doesn't know how to make the turkey. But our menu today is as follows -

Sweet Potato Rolls from Cooking Light
My aunt's Russian salad
Black beans rice from the back of the Black Beans can
Green beans bhaaji with daanyache kooT
Chocolate pie

So far, I have made chocolate pie. Scalloped potatoes are assembled but need to be baked. I am chopping veggies for the salad. Sweet potato dough is resting. Wish me luck!

As I woke up this morning, I opened the fridge to make a hearty breakfast. I found a frozen packet of Southwestern veggies blend (black beans, bell peppers, onions, corn). Now, nothing is more satisfying than a hot plate of pohe for us. So decided to add the veggies to this pohe and voila! we really liked this combo. Looks like we just created a new tradition for Thanksgiving breakfast. I served it with hot tea and cut cantaloupes.

Thanksgiving Pohe
Ingredients
1 1/2 cup thick pohe, cleaned and washed, drained for 15 minutes
salt to taste
sugar to taste

1 cup frozen southwestern veggie blend, thawed
or
2 tbsp yellow corn
2 tbsp red/yellow/orange/green peppers
2 tbsp black beans, cooked

Tempering
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2-3 green chillies, chopped or slit
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 tbsp onion, chopped

Garnish
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp fresh coconut, scraped

Accompaniment
Lemon wedges per serving
Handful of Sev

Method
1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add all the ingredients for tempering. Saute till onion is soft.
2. Add all the veggies. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add drained pohe, salt, sugar. Mix well.
4. Cover and keep cooking on a low flame for 5 minutes.
5. Garnish with coconut and cilantro.
6. Serve with lemon wedges and sev

Note -
1. Black beans are precooked in this recipe.

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!


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