Monday, January 23, 2012

Spiced Cranberry Poha

  When it comes to breakfast I always prefer simple upma either with rava or poha. I would like to eat poha upma with some variations like Broccoli Lemon Poha,Spinach Poha,Tomato poha and so on. This time i made simple poha upma with left over Cranberry Pickle. This was fantastic and refreshing breakfast. No need for any side dishes like chutney/sambar. Poha sauted with Cranberry pickle along with some onions,ginger n cilantro itself was so filling and yummy. The recipe as follows..

  1. Poha/Flattened Rice    3/4 cup ( i used thick poha)
  2. Onion   1 medium(finely chopped)
  3. Green chilies    2 no.s (chopped)
  4. Ginger     1 tsp(finely chopped)
  5. Cilantro   2 tsp(finely chopped)
  6. Cranberry Pickle    2 tbsp or more or to taste.
  7. Turmeric powder    a generous pinch
  8. Salt     a pinch or to taste
  9. Oil     2 tsp
  10. Mustard seeds     1/2 tsp
  11. Urad dal    1 tsp
  12. Chana dal     1 tsp
  13. Peanut/Cashew nut    1 tbsp (optional)

  • Wash Poha ,drain the water completely and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, chana dal n urad dal fry till the dal turns light golden color.
  • Then add onions and gree chilies and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • After that add poha and turmeric powder and stir well and saute for a minute and add 1-2 tbsp of cranberry pickle and stir fry unitl it combines well with poha.
  • Lastly add ginger n cilantro and mix well and turn off the stove.
  • That's it...Tangy and Tasty Spiced Cranberry Poha is ready to relish.

Instead of Cranberry pickle you can also use, Mango pickle,Gongura Pickle,Tomato pickle etc.
Don't add more salt, since your pickle itself has enough salt.
Add ginger at the end along with cilantro, this will gives you fresh flavor n crunchy taste of ginger was so soothing along with the tangy pickled poha.


  1. Wow super o super, Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting poha.

  2. Lots of cranberries in the freezer, will make the thokku and try out this one, very yummy and lovely, colorful pictures dear..

  3. Really very innovative Sangee you are. With cranberry, the poha is very attractive. I like the yellow and red colour combo. Want to have some.

  4. Looks awesome and very innovative...would love to give this a try sometime...


  5. Very well presented ..simple innovative n guilt free healthy breakfast,dear!!Lovely variations to the regular poha..

    Erivum Puliyum

  6. Poha and cranberry..What an awesome combination:-) I wish cranberries were not that expensive in this part of the world:-(
    The last click is soo inviting!

  7. Perfect and colorful looking poha Wonderfully prepared dear.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Thats a yummy recipe...Love the color.

  9. This is an interesting twist to poha :) nice clicks!

  10. very delicious cranberry poha !!

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  11. WOW!! sangee love this combo. Have to try.

  12. Lovely presentation.....a different recipe to try it out!!!!

  13. Wow, yummy poha!! Loved your recipe dear..

  14. Brilliant idea of using cranberry pickle in poha. Very innovative, looks wonderful with beautiful colour.

  15. Lovin the pickle addition awesome..the best use of leftover pickles in poha.. too good..

  16. first of all i think that cranberry pickle is one ingenious idea, & to pair it with poha is brilliant! it must have imparted a slightly tart taste.. looks delecious

  17. Interesting variation to the regular poha.would certainly love to try.

  18. Delicious poha,nice recipe sangee...clicks are amazing.

  19. You are making me so jealous showing off these lovely cranberries Sangee. This would be a perfect breafast and many thanks for linking it to the event.

  20. Poha, is my favorite too...I see you have a great variety of pohas...This one sounds very good Sangee!

  21. what an yummy dish !! please also send me that cranberry Pickle Sangee :)

  22. nice addtion of berries. Looks so colorful

  23. looks deliicous and wonderful click ......

  24. looks so yummy and beautiful sangee..i think u love berries..right??love the arrangment of fruits on poha.n chillie too......

  25. what a delicious n tangy recipe!! looks tempting.....

  26. Loved the pictorial presentation with such fab clicks!!
    This is a wonderful way of playing innovation with Poha...gazab! :)

  27. Sounds innovative and inviting Sangee,looks delicious.The first click is awesome....

  28. Lovely one Sangee, the cranberries have given a lovely color to the dish.

  29. Poha looks so very delicious.And lovely presentation.


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