Hello Lovely Readers,
Today I will be sharing the most healthiest breakfast recipe, this is my husband’s favorite and one of the fast to cook dish.
You can read the health benefits of poha (flattened rice) here.
First I’ll be sharing the quickest way of making poha, and then will be mentioning special pointers for those who are following any dieting, and will also be mentioning the variations that one can make while cooking Poha. I usually prepare this breakfast on no egg days (In India we avoid eating egg or non-veg on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for religious reasons).
Lets get started with the ingredients.
Ingredients (serves 2):
1) 3 cups of Chuwda (flattened rice)
2) Peanuts – Either roasted or deep fried (I have deep fried the peanuts here)
3) Oil- 3 Tablespoon
4) Mustard seeds (1 teaspoon)
5) Ginger (grated or finely chopped)- 2 teaspoon
6) Green chilies finely chopped 2-3
7) Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
8) Salt to taste
9) Finely chopped Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup
10) Namkeen- (I have used Haldiram Bhujiya)
11) Chaat Masala
12) Onion- Finely chopped -1 cup
13) Black Salt
14) Lemon juice- 2-3 teaspoon
15) Curry Leaves
Step-1) Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil and fry the dry peanuts until light brown. Once brown take out in a plate. (Tip: You can also roast the same in microwave or on tawa to avoid oil).
Step-2) Wash the chuwda (flattened rice) in a strainer. (be careful do not over wash else you will end up forming lumps)
Step-3) Add remaining 2 Tablespoon of oil in the same pan/kadai, heat it and add mustard seeds.
Step-4) Once the seed starts popping, slow the flame add finely chopped ginger, curry leaves and chilies, stir for 30 seconds. (note you can also add onions here, though i am not adding onion at this step)
Step-5) Add turmeric powder and salt in the above mixture stir for another 15 seconds. Make sure the flame of the burner should be on the lowest setting for both step 4 & 5.
Step- 6) Now add the washed and drained chuwda, and stir and mix well until the whole content turns yellow.
Step-7) Cover the pan/kadhai for about 3-4 minutes.
Step-8) Remove the lid, increase the flame now, add peanut and finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Step-9) Add chaat Masala and mix well.
Step-10) Add finely chopped onions and 2-3 pinches of black salt and mix well. (Note if u have added onion in step-4, you need not have to add onion here)
Step-11) Add lemon and mix well.
Step-12) Serve hot topped with bhujiya. (Tip for dieting people : Instead of adding bhujiya here, you can add sprouts)
Variations: In winters we have peas, carrots and other vegetables that you can add to your poha at step-4, you need to cook the vegetables before moving to step-5.
Hope you find this post helpful and do let me know your variations (how you make your poha).
Till then bye and take care 🙂