Ravishing Rice Recipe – Pohe

If you want to prepare a filling meal in 15 mins, the best and easiest one is Pohe. Poha is flattened rice or beaten rice which is made when rice is dehusked and flattened into light and dry flat dry flakes. They swell when added to milk or water thus making a very filling dish. The thickness of this rice tpe varies making it suitable for the preparation of a number of dishes.

Poha - flattened rice

Pohe is a popular Indian recipe. Poha is the raw form and the dish is called pohe. It makes a meal in its own right and is extremely filling.

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Pohe can be served as is or with tomato ketchup or pudina chutney. They can also be served with aloo bhujia/sev and dahi as per Marwari tradition. Pohe can also be served with pickle as per Telugu tradition.

Ingredients

250 gms pohe

1 large potato

½ cup groundnuts

1 large onion

2 tblsp oil

1 green chilli

1 tblsp turmeric powder (haldi)

2 tblsp salt

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp Mustard seeds (rai)Sugar 1 tblsp

1 large lemon

1/4 cup green peas (optional)

 

Yummy Pohe

Yummy Pohe

Wash pohe in a sieve under flowing water and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan. Roast peanuts in it and keep aside. Dice potato to form 1 cm pieces. Fry in the oil and keep aside. Chop onion and fry it till light pink. Add mustard seeds and green chilli along with potato and peanuts. Add all the masala along with sugar and pohe. Let the pohe cook for 5 mins till the rawness is gone. Take off the gas and add lemon. Serve hot.

Tip: Do not add lemon to any dish while it is cooking. The dish will become sour.

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Really Easy Breakfast Recipe – Pohe

If you want to whip up a breakfast in 10 minutes with absolutely no prior preparation, then pohe in your best bet. It is delicious, filling and makes a healthy snack. Pohe can be served as is or with tomato ketchup or pudina chutney. They can also be served with aloo bhujia/sev and dahi as per Marwari tradition. Pohe can also be served with pickle as per Telugu tradition.

Preparation Time – 15 mins

Servings – 6 people

Ingredients

Pohe 250 gms

1 large potato (optional)

½ cup groundnuts (optional)

1 large onion (optional)

Oil 2 tblsp

1 green chilli

Haldi 1 tblsp

Salt 2 tblsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Mustard seeds (rai) 1 tsp

Sugar 1 tblsp

1 large lemon

Delicious Pohe

Delicious Pohe

Take the poha in a sieve and wash it with water while using a light hand. Heat oil in a pan and roast groundnuts in it. Remove and keep separately. Chop potato finely and fry in the same pan till slightly golden brown. Remove and keep separately. Add rai to the remaining oil and fry finely chopped onion and chopped green chilli next. Add the poha and the salt, sugar, red chilli powder and haldi to it and mix. Add the potato and the groundnuts and mix. Let the pohe cook for 5 minutes on low flame. Keep stirring at regular intervals. Take if off the gas and add lemon to it.

Tip: Add the lemon after taking pohe off the gas otherwise it will become bitter. Pohe can be prepared without potato, onion or groundnuts also. Optionally, a handful of green peas can also be added to pohe to bring color and flavor to it.