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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Snack Attack!! Poha or Flattened Rice

Today, I will be sharing with you'll the favored tea time tit-bit of Maharashtra. This was one of my daily snacks at workplace when I was living in south Mumbai. Here in Dubai, it is really difficult to find those taste buds, finally I have given up my search on all those Indian dishes. So I have come to a point where my cravings have forced me to learn everything at home, all because of the difficulty in finding the same kind of taste in different countries. 

I used to crave for every single thing from Gujarati food to South Indian food and till now I didn't find any restaurants satisfying my Indian taste buds. And here I am with a twist of snack made from flattened rice or poha. An another food recipe which is quick and healthy at the same time. If you miss Indian food living in another part of the globe and you don't know cooking then this one is surely for you! Start and learn cooking with this easy snack attack as it doesn't take much effort and comes out delicious.

Quick & Healthy Poha or Flattened Rice

Poha recipe, Flattened Rice Snack Recipe
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: Less than 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2-3 persons

1 cup washed poha or flattened rice
2-3 tablespoon cooking oil
2 tablespoon butter
1 small size chopped onion
4-5 curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds or rai
2-3 chopped green chilies, depends on how spicy you prefer
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder or haldi
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated coconut 
Salt to taste

  • In a sieve, wash one cup of Poha or flattened rice under running water for a few seconds and toss to drain out all excess water. Add salt to taste and half teaspoon of sugar. Leave it aside.
  • In a pan, heat cooking oil, add half teaspoon mustard seeds and let them pop for a few seconds. Now add and Sauté chopped onions for 1-2 minutes until transparent.
  • Add half teaspoon turmeric powder, curry leaves, chopped green chilies and fry for 1-2 minutes. You can also add ginger-garlic paste and a few peanuts if you want.
  • Now in a low flame, add Poha or flattened rice and mix properly. Add salt and spices if needed. Add lemon juice, butter and mix. Cook for 3- 5 minutes on a medium flame & stir occasionally.
  • Serve hot and fresh. Garnish with roughly chopped coriander leaves, grated coconut and lemon slices. You can also garnish with crispy thin sev and serve hot with green coconut chutney.
You can add boiled green peas & chopped fried potatoes and pack in your snack box. It's light, tasty, less oily and definitely wholesome snack for you and your kids.

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