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Poha Recipes With a Step-By-Step Cooking Guide

Poha Recipes With a Step-By-Step Cooking Guide
By Karthik Guduru

Poha or rice flakes are versatile in their usage in the culinary world. Made from husked rice which is pan boiled and then flattened, Poha can be used as a breakfast cereal, made into a savory snack or used to prepare tempting sweet dishes.

Organic Poha is made from rice grown with non-GMO seeds using environmentally friendly methods. Free from any adulteration or pesticides, organic Poha is high in nutritional value. An excellent source of complex carbohydrates this fat-free food is high in fiber and proteins. An excellent source of vitamins and proteins as well, this lactose-free food promotes a healthy heart. Poha is an excellent source of instant energy for the body and is also a convenience food. Here are a few easy to make and tasty dishes.

  1. Grandma’s favorite

Ingredients:

Organic Poha – 2 tbsp

Hot Milk – ½ cup

Ground Jaggery or Sugar – 1 tsp

Banana – ½ chopped [optional]

Combine all the above to make a natural cereal which is very easy to digest. A favorite of our grandmothers’ generation it works well as a breakfast food and is ideal for small children as well.

  1. Batata Poha

A ubiquitous breakfast dish, Batata Poha is best served hot with buttered toast!

Ingredients:

Organic Poha – 1½ cup

Potato – 1, cut into 1-inch slices

Onion – 1 finely chopped

Green Chili – 1 chopped finely

Curry leaves – 8 – 10 chopped finely

Green coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped finely

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Milk – 1 tbsp

Method:

a. Wash and drain the Poha and keep it covered for about 15 minutes.

b. In a thick bottomed pan add oil, splutter the mustard seeds and stir in chopped green chilies, onions and potato juliennes.

c. Add salt and cook with a covered top opening to stir occasionally till the potato softens.

d. Add turmeric powder, lemon juice and sugar. Continue to sir.

e. Gently stir in the coriander.

f. Add milk, mix and cook covered on low heat for 3 or more minutes.

Additional nutrition tip!

Add finely cut carrots, beans and peas, etc. to make the Batata Poha healthier and accompany with curd to make for a great meal!

  1. Poha Cutlets

Serve these tasty cutlets as starters before lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

Poha – 1 cup

Potato – 2 medium sized, boiled and mashed

Beans – 8 -10 chopped

Carrot – 1 chopped

Pear – ½ cup

Onion – 1 chopped finely

Green chili – 1 chopped finely

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp

Red Chili powder – ½ tsp

Amchoor or dried mango powder – ½ tsp

Soya nuggets – 2 tbsp powdered

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Garam Masala – ¼ tsp

Roasted peanuts – 1 tbsp coarsely ground

Oil for shallow frying

Method:

a. Wash and drain the Poha well and keep covered

b. Boil the beans, peas and carrots and put in the sieve and remove all the water

c. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients very well and taste to ensure the seasonings are in the right quantities

d. Make lime size balls with greased palms and flatten to about 1 cm thickness

e. Shallow fry on a non-stick pan on medium high flame till light brown.

f. Serve hot!

Serve these yummy cutlets with mint chutney arranged on green banana leaves and await compliments!

  1. Poha Laddus

Last but not the least, especially for those who love sweets here is a recipe for laddus. Make them with organic Poha, natural sugar and cow’s ghee for added benefits.

Ingredients:

Organic Poha – 1½ cup

Jaggery – ¾ cup

Melted cows ghee – 5 tbsp

Almonds – 10-15 chopped into bits

Method

a. Roast the organic Poha in a thick bottomed pan until crisp and grind to a course powder

b. Add jaggery and continue grinding till well mixed

c. Roast almonds in ghee and odd in the mixture

d. Mix well and make lemon sized laddus.

The laddus taste best immediately after preparation, but they can be preserved for a few days when kept in an airtight container.

With these recipes feel free to choose between Poha and organic Poha. It is necessary to add Poha in your diet for the benefits it offers. Share your feedback with us to let us know how your Poha dish turned out!

Independent Blogger, Environmentalist, Organic Food Enthusiast, Organic Products Researcher in poha. Through my Blog’s I am looking forward to share my knowledge in organic products, gain new knowledge and share a positive vibe to this world.

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