Poha or flattened rice is a Western Indian breakfast recipe. The taste and ease of preparation has made it very much popular all over India. Poha is a easy and fast to cook recipe. It requires least cooking. The rinsing of flattened rice makes it less cooking time recipe. Watering of flattened rice softens it and gives the recipe, it’s unique texture.
There is no need of cooking it like a grain. In the Maharasthra, India, it is traditionally called “kanda poha,” kanda means onion, hence as the name suggests poha is made with onions only.
Poha is a Maharashtrian delicacy and has many variants as per the requirement and taste of the cook. It is a perfect blend of taste and nutrition. It can be made with easily available ingredients in your kitchen. This recipe is perfect for someone looking forward to shed some weight due to the growing health consciousness.
Poha is an amalgamation of veggies, Poha or flattened rice, mustard seeds, spices and coriander.
Wash poha few times and drain the water completely. Set aside to soften. If needed sprinkle some water and allow to soft and salt and sugar over it mix.
Heat oil in the same pan. Crackle the mustard seeds first.
Then add onions and green chill,pea nuts saute them till they become translucent.
Add curry leaves and tomato saute for half a minute add peas saute for a mins and boiled potatoes.
Add the turmeric powder and stir well to blend all ingredients.
Add the poha and stir. cover and steam the poha for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.
When cooking check after 1 minutes and give a stir again.
Remove the lid and sprinkle some lemon juice, coriander leaves and grated coconut.
Give a gentle stir and serve onion poha hot with tea.
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