Poha is the best option for breakfast. People also called it Kanda (Onion) Poha. This is basically famous in Maharashtra and South India however Nowadays health-conscious person also adding this healthy recipe in breakfast. Poha is nothing but a bowl of rice that has been parboiled, rolled, flattened, and dried to produce flakes .
People also called beaten rice. You can enjoy flattened rice raw by immersing it in plain water or milk, salt, and sugar to taste in lightly fried in oil. In Maharastra flattened rice is cooked with fried mustard seeds, turmeric, chopped onion, green chili, fresh green coriander, roasted peanuts.. The addition of roasted peanuts together with the flavor of lemon juice gives a delight to this dish. Poha recipe can be cooked in different ways both ways can be tasty and healthy. Poha can be eaten as a snack too.
Its light and easy food in a variety of Indian cuisine.
What are the types of Poha available–
There are three different colored pohas are available which is white rice brown rice, and red rice. There are two types of poha thick and thin poha but we use thick white poha it has a papery thin texture. Other popular names it ie. Avalakki, Rice flakes, Flattened Rice, Beaten Rice, Poha Atukulu and Aval.
Health benefits of Poha Recipe :-
Poha is a good source of Iron , Carbohydrates a cup of poha provides approx 46.3gm of carbohydrates. In a cup of iron count, 2.67mg. Its rich in fiber, a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins. Poha is carrying calories 23% with good fat which makes it a healthy choice for weight loss. Your body needs certain nutrients to help control craving, boost metabolism and keep your digestive system in shape. You can also add peanuts and sprouts which can give a protein boost to your poha and make it healthier and nutritious.
Poha contains vitamin a that will manage good eyesight. It improves vision and leads to healthy eyesight. It has vitamin B1 which aids in stabilizing blood sugar. Poha is gluten-free it’s a good option for diabetic patients. It also helps to improve the metabolic rate. To make it more nutritious you can add boiled peas, grated carrots, cashews, and grated coconut.
Estimated Nutrition Facts :-
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories180
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Sodium 3mg 1%
- Potassium 1mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.3g 2%
- Protein 2.2g 5%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Poha Recipe | Kanda Poha |Course: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Super Easy
Poha is a very light and healthy snacks that can be added in breakfast too. Hope you like it.
2 Cups Poha
2-3 Tsp Roasted Peanuts
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
2-3 Tsp Oil
1 Large Onion
1-2 Tsp Lemon Juice
2-3 Green Chilli
Fresh coriander finely chopped for garnishing
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1 Large Tomato
1/2 Tsp Sugar
Salt To Taste
- Add poha in a bowl add 2-3 cups of water and give it a quick stir soak just for 30-sec drain the water using a strainer.
- Add turmeric and let rest for 5-10 minutes
- Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds allow them to pop then add onion cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
- Now add green chilies .
- Add Tomato and cook until they turn soft you can also add Potatoes.
- Add poha and sugar and mix well and cook on low heat for 5 minutes until poha is heated through .give it a quick taste and adjust salt if needed squeeze fresh lemon juice and add peanuts.
- Garnish with fresh green coriander .Easy delicious and nutritious poha is ready, enjoy hot. Top with sev , bhujia or nuts for a crunchy texture
- Poha can turn mushy easily if not cooked right.
- Use thick poha for this recipe.
- Soak the poha just for 30 sec drain well.
- You can add more veggies like carrot beans, peas.
- Poha should be a right balance of Salt, Tang, and Sweet, so don’t skip sugar and lemon juice