Poha / Flattened Rice Upma


by: Mrs.Homemaker

This healthy and yummy looking breakfast delight takes not more than 20 minutes ,(when in a hurry ) to prepare ,and makes you feel full for a long time .


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serves: 2

1 cup Poha

1 medium Onion sized - finely sliced

2 Green chilies to 3 according to taste

1 medium Potato sized grated

1 Ginger finely chopped table spoon

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric or 2 to 3 pinches

Salt for taste

3 Olive Oil table spoons

For Tampering :

1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds

1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds

4 Ground Nuts to 5 table spoons

1 gram Black table spoon

1 Chana Dal table spoon

2 Red chilies to 3 (depending upon taste )

Nutrition Facts
Poha / Flattened Rice Upma

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 452

  • Total Fat: 27.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 3.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 19.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.3 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  •     Sugars: 9.8 g
  • Protein: 9.4 g

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1.  Run cold or hot water on poha , then strain them in a strainer until all the water drips off.

2.  Heat pan with 3 to 4 table spoons of olive oil , when ready add the tampering . When it splatters add onions, green chilies and ginger pieces.

3.  When onions are half done and turn golden brown add grated potato. Stir it and add turmeric powder and salt to tenderize potato. Cover it with a lid for five minutes .

4.  When done add poha , add a little salt , a spoon of oil and stir until it mixes well

Cooks' note:
You can add more veggies like peas ,french beans or carrots according to your taste , try to minimize the amount of veggies for optimal taste .
You can garnish with fresh coriander leaves for extra greeny look and feel
If the poha is too hard enough and don't get tenderized even when you run water , let it soak in hot/cold water for five minutes then drain it.
Don't stir vigorously after adding poha it may break them and make your dish more mushy , instead try to toss it carefully .
Add a spoon full of oil which aids for easy tossing after adding poha .

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