Popat Pohe - Avarakkai Poha aka पावटे वाला चे दाने घालून पोहे

Winter and my love for fresh vegetables goes hand in hand. This is the season we get Popat (beans) or Avarakkai aka पावटे वाला in abundance in Bangalore. Apart from making usual curry or side dish with it, this healthy poha using these popat seeds surely adds a great variety to usual breakfast.
This recipe is also famous in Nagpur region though some variations be found.

1. 2 Cup Poha
2.1/2 cup Popat seeds/ avarrakkai seeds / पावटे वाला चे दाने 
3. 1 medium size potato
4. 2 green chillies
5. 1/2 tbsp rai
6. 5-6 curry leaves
7. 2 tbsp coriander power
8. 1 tbsp sugar
9. 1-1/2 tbsp turmeric power
10. 2 tbsp lemon juice
11. 3 cooking spoon oil
12. salt to taste
13. Water for soaking poha

For garnishing:
1. Fresh coriander finely chopped
2. Any Sev. I have used spicy sev

1. Cook Popat seeds/ avarrakkai seeds / पावटे वाला चे दाने for 1 whistle in cooker. Add little salt to it before cooking. Do not overcook. Drain the water and keep aside 
2. Cut green chillies in small pieces
3. Peel and cut potato in small cubes
4. Spread poha in a big size plate and soak it in water. Drain excess water and keep aside
4. In a pan (preferably deep pan or kadhai), heat oil, add rai and after it tampers, add curry leave
5. Add green chillies
6. Now add cubed potato, and cook for 2-3 mins till potato is slightly soft
7. Now add cooked popat seeds and mix well
8. Add turmeric and continue to cook on very low flame
9. In the soaked phoha, add salt, sugar, coriander power, lemon juice and gently mix well
10. Now add this poha in the pan and mix well till poha are covered with turmeric color well
11. Cover and let it cook for 2-3 mins till little steam develops to cook poha well
12. Server hot garnished with freshly chopped coriander and sev