One of the most popular Indian recipes is poha. Poha is prepared in a variety of ways depending on where you are in the nation. Poha is regarded as a nutritious food in terms of nutrients. When cooked with veggies that are a high source of minerals, vitamins, and fiber, it is regarded as a complete meal.
BENEFITS OF POHA
Poha consumption every day lowers the risk of anemia. It is regarded as a wonderful breakfast dish because it is simple to digest. It is considered the best Ayurvedic diet for women. It is a nutritious diet for pregnant women, and breastfeeding women as well. Poha is a wonderful source of carbohydrates and gives the body immediate energy.
Gluten is present in very small quantities in Poha. Therefore, it is a healthy diet for those who are not gluten-sensitive. Poha is regarded as a healthy food for diabetics since it encourages the slow release of sugar into the blood.
Ingredients to prepare Poha
- 2 cups Beaten or pressed rice
- 1-2 tablespoon Olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
- ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- Salt as per taste
- 6-7 leaves Curry leaves
- 1-2 Green chilies - chopped
- Pinch of asafoetida
- 1 Tomato - finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves - Chopped
- 8 - 10 pieces Green peas
- 7 - 8 pieces Peanuts
- One teaspoonful - Lemon juice
Method to prepare Poha
- Poha should be washed in a strainer.
- Hold it in water for 2–3 minutes to ensure that the poha becomes simply moist, not mashed. Fill it with salt.
- Heat some oil in a pan. Add asafoetida, curry leaves, and mustard seeds. Cook everything for 30 seconds.
- Add onion, green chilies, and turmeric powder and sauté for an additional two to three minutes. Add the tomato, peas, peanuts, and poha after that.
- Salt should be added to taste.
- Cook it for two to three minutes on a low flame.
- Add some coriander leaves as a garnish.
- Poha is prepared and ready to be heated up.
- If you soak the Poha for an extended period of time, it will become soggy.
- Because it is a food that is readily digested, it is preferred to have it for breakfast.
- If you are preparing this dish for someone with high blood pressure, use less salt.