Thursday, 5 July 2012

Quick Poha(Flattened Rice Flakes) for Breakfast

Poha, a snack made of flattened rice.
Poha, a snack made of flattened rice. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Poha or flattened rice flakes is an easily digestible form of raw rice.There are several recipes made from poha.It is a quick-to-make and very nutritious food.
Poha with Onions and Potatoes
Poha-thin/thick variety 2 cups
Onion-1 medium size
Potato-1 medium size
Ginger-1 small piece
Green chillies-2
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Roasted peanuts-a hand
Mustard seeds-1/4 teaspoon
Lime juice-3 teaspoon
Curry leaves-5-6
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves-for garnishing
Vegetable Oil- 3 tablespoons
-Wash the poha and drain the water using a strainer.Let it soak some water for 5-6 minutes.
-Cut the onions and potatoes into small pieces.
-Make a paste with ginger and chillies.
-Take the skin out of the peanuts by rubbing them with both hands and blowing off the skin.
-Heat and pan and add 3 table spoons of oil to it.
-Add the curry leaves and mustard seeds and let it splutter.
-Now put the cut potatoes and turmeric powder and cook for 3-4 minutes.
-Add the chopped onions and a pinch of salt and cook it along the potatoes.
-Put the roasted peanuts and the ginger and green chilli paste.
-Take a handful of soaked poha and add to the pan.
-Add salt according to your taste and mix well.
-Turn the flame off and add lime juice and mix well.
-Now slowly add the rest of the poha,taking a handful at a time.
-Serve hot with green chutney.
-Garnish coriander leaves on top.

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