There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves. – Tom Wolfe
I call this scrap poha because you can add literally anything you want (or happen to have lying in the fridge) in here. Bacon, sausages, mushrooms, more vegetables, potatoes…. anything.
Recipe adapted from NDTV Food
What you’ll need:
1 cup preferably stale bread broken into small even chunks
1 cup assorted cooked vegetables or other toppings
1/2 cup peanuts (roasted)
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp mustard seeds
10-15 curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric
Chopped green chillies
Salt to taste
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Red chillies (optional)
Garnish with bacon/ sauteed onions/ coriander/ coconut/ cheese/ whatever really
1. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, whole red chillies (if using) and curry leaves. .
2. Once the seeds start to sputter add the vegetables, peanuts, salt and turmeric. Stir well.
3. Stir in the bread – add a dash of water and saute till heated through.
4. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and add garnish.