Pasta Poha | How to make Pasta Poha

By Sonal Sardesai  |  1st Dec 2016  |  
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About Pasta Poha Recipe

This dish became popular in my house as a sought after lunch box meal because of my son 's love for poha and pasta both! So one day I had some leftover plain boiled pasta lying around in my fridge and had to pack something quick and interesting in my son' s lunch box for school, that's when I struck upon the idea of combining two of his favourite dishes into one new avtar! The inspiration to make this dish is most definitely my son Rahul :) It is easy to put together, easy to pack and something children as well as adults would love to dig into when they discover it upon opening the lid of their tiffin boxes :)

Pasta Poha is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Pasta Poha in your kitchen. This recipe requires 15 minutes for preparation and 5 minutes to cook. The Pasta Poha by Sonal Sardesai has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Pasta Poha at home without any difficulty. Pasta Poha is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Pasta Poha would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Pasta Poha this weekend. Share your Pasta Poha cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Sonal Sardesai for inputs. In case you have any queries for Pasta Poha you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Sonal Sardesai. You can also rate the Pasta Poha and give feedback.

Pasta Poha

Ingredients to make Pasta Poha

  • Pasta - 250 gms, boiled
  • capsicum - 1 medium sized, chopped into small uniform pieces
  • onion - 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • garlic - 3-4 flakes, finely chopped
  • corn niblets - a handful, steamed
  • green chillies - 1-2, slit
  • curry leaves - 2-3 sprigs
  • lemon Juice - freshly squeezed, 1 tbspn
  • mustard seeds - 1/2 tspn
  • asafoetida / Hing - a pinch
  • urad dal / Peanuts - 1 /2 tspn / 5-6
  • turmeric - a pinch (optional)
  • sugar - 1/4 th tspn
  • salt - to taste
  • Freshly Grated coconut - 1 tbspn
  • Cheese - 1 tbspn, freshly grated
  • Refined Vegetable Oil / Extra Virgin olive Oil - 1 and a 1/2 tbspns
  • Water - as required to wash the vegetables and boil the pasta

How to make Pasta Poha

  1. Boil the pasta in 7-8 cups of water with 1/2 tspn salt and a few drops of oil.
  2. Cook for 7-8 minutes on sim after the first big boil, till done.
  3. Drain off the excess water after putting it in a big sieve or colander. Leave to cool in the colander.
  4. In a non stick pan or kadhai, heat the oil.
  5. Give a tadka of hing, mustard seeds, green chillies, urad dal / peanuts, curry leaves till they start crackling.
  6. Lower the heat. Add the turmeric.
  7. Stir briskly and add the chopped garlic.
  8. Fry for a few seconds and add the onions.
  9. Fry the onions till they are translucent.
  10. Add the capsicum pieces and mix in.
  11. After about a minute or two, add the steamed corn.
  12. Toss everything together for about a minute.
  13. Add the boiled and cooled pasta. Mix in.
  14. Add the sugar and salt to taste.
  15. Stir and cook for another minute or two
  16. Add lemon juice. Mix in. Take off the heat.
  17. Garnish with the grated fresh coconut.
  18. Transfer it to the lunch box.
  19. Add the grated cheese on top.
  20. Close the lid of the lunch box and pack in.

My Tip:

One can boil the pasta and keep it stored in the fridge till the time of cooking poha. This saves time. One can also use grated carrots, chopped cabbage or spinach , steamed peas etc to make your pasta poha more interesting, colourful and nutritious.

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