Poha is a light dish that can be served at breakfast or evening tea. It is popular all over India as a healthy snack option. Poha or Chiwda is made of rice flakes. When ready, it is a colorful mix of vegetables, roasted or fried peanuts, and rice flakes. Tastes best when served with aloo bhujia topping and a slight sprinkle of lemon juice!
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- 1 cup Poha (flattened rice)
- 1 tablespoon Peas, boiled
- 1 tablespoon Carrot, boiled and chopped
- 1 small Onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Peanuts, fried
- 1 small Potato, cut into small pieces and fried
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 8 – 10 Curry leaves
- ½ teaspoon Rai (Mustard seeds)
- 1 tablespoon Coriander (Cilantro), chopped
- ½ teaspoon Amchur (Dry mango powder)
- ½ teaspoon Red Chili powder
- 1½ tablespoon Cooking oil
- Salt, to taste
Procedure for making Poha
- Put the poha in a big sieve and wash it thoroughly with water. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
- Put oil in a non-stick pan or kadhai on medium heat.
Note: You may use this non-stick kadhai.
- As the oil gets heated add mustard seeds. Let them crackle, then add curry leaves.
- Add chopped onions and fry till light brown.
- Add spices, boiled and fried vegetables and peanuts. Toss gently to mix well.
- Now add 2 tbsp of water and mix.
- Add the poha and toss well.
- Cook for two minutes on low heat. Remove and transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.