Brown Poha for Breakfast

Brown Poha for Breakfast

Brown Poha Recipe for Breakfast Poha, a traditional Indian breakfast dish made from flattened rice, is a light and nutritious option. Using brown poha instead of the regular white poha adds extra fiber and nutrients. Here’s how you can make a delicious and healthy brown poha for breakfast:



- 1 cup brown poha (flattened rice)

- 1 medium onion, finely chopped

- 1 small potato, peeled and diced (optional)

- 1 green chili, slit (adjust according to spice preference)

- 1/4 cup peanuts

- 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds

- 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds

- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

- 8-10 curry leaves

- 1 tablespoon oil

- Salt to taste

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

- Fresh coriander leaves, chopped (for garnish)

- 1 tablespoon grated coconut (optional, for garnish) 



1. Prepare the Poha:

- Rinse the brown poha under cold water in a colander until it softens but doesn’t get mushy. Let it drain completely and set aside.

2. Cook the Potatoes (Optional):

- If using potatoes, heat a little oil in a pan and sauté the diced potatoes until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove and set aside.

3. Prepare the Tempering:

- In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat.
- Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
- Add the peanuts and sauté until they turn golden brown.
- Add the curry leaves and green chili, and sauté for a few seconds until aromatic.
- Add the finely chopped onion and cook until they turn translucent.

4. Combine and Cook:

- Add the turmeric powder and salt to the onion mixture. Stir well.
- If you cooked potatoes earlier, add them back to the pan.
- Add the rinsed and drained brown poha to the pan. Mix gently to combine all the ingredients. Cook for a few minutes until the poha is heated through.
- Adjust the seasoning if necessary.

5. Finish and Garnish:

- Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. Mix gently.
- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and, if desired, grated coconut.

6. Serve:

- Serve the brown poha hot, accompanied by a cup of chai or coffee for a complete and nutritious breakfast.

Tips: - 

Variations: You can add other vegetables like peas, carrots, or bell peppers to make the poha more nutritious and colorful.

Serving Suggestions: Poha is often served with a side of plain yogurt or topped with sev (crispy chickpea noodles) for added texture.

Storage: Leftover poha can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a day and reheated before serving. 


Enjoy your healthy and delicious brown poha breakfast!


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