June 20, 2012

Vegetable Poha

Breakfast has always been an elaborate affair at home. Like most South Indian homes, I grew up eating Idli, Dosa, Upma, Pongal, Akki Rotti etc & I love it that way .. Infact, I don't even remember eating Cereals for breakfast for the 1st 20 years of my life .. Really :)  Later on in life when losing weight & dieting came into picture, we got into eating cereals & fruits for breakfast, only to go back to the good old Indian breakfast, in a matter of few weeks :)

Vegetable Poha

Poha is one of  India's most staple Breakfast dishes & you will find variations as you move from one state to another. On days when I am very hungry, I like a big bowl of Hot steaming Poha for Breakfast, loaded with lots of veggies, a generous amount of Sev added on top .. Yumm

You Will Need:
  •  2 cups Thick Poha
  •  1 big onion - finely chopped
  •  1 carrot - peeled & diced into cubes
  •  1 medium sized potato - peeled & diced into cubes
  •  A handful of green peas - fresh or frozen
  •  2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  •  1 tsp mustard seeds
  •  1 tsp cumin seeds
  •  1 tsp chana dal
  •  1 tsp urad dal
  •  4 green chillies - finely chopped
  •  juice of half a lemon
  •  1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  •  2-3 tbsp cooking oil
  •  Salt as per taste
  •  Fresh coriander for garnish
  •  Sev for garnish

How To:
  • In a colander, wash Poha in several changes of water. Drain water & Set aside.
  • In a pan, heat cooking oil, splutter mustard & cumin seeds. Add green chillies, Urad & chana dal. Saute for about 20 secs until the urad & chana dal slightly change color. Add onion & little bit of salt & turmeric & saute until the onions turn pink.
  • Add Potatoes & carrots & cook covered with a lid. Saute at regular intervals to avoid the vegetables from getting burnt. When they are half cookes, Add green peas & cook for another 3-4 mins.
  • When the vegetables are done, Add poha, salt, grated coconut, lime juice & gently mix well on low flame.
  • Garnish with fresh corinder & top with Sev if you don't mind a few extra calories

Serve with some good old Filter Coffee .. Aah Bliss !!

27 comments:

ramya anand said...

Love the sev garnish..a complete breakfast and colorful too

Kannada Cuisine said...

One of my favorite breakfasts! Love the addition of sev, makes the whole dish soo festive. Hey! I always thought cereals out of the box was for cattle..actually, it tastes much like cattle feed. lol

Lubna Karim said...

Same with me...i too never had cereals for bf before marriage.....Poha looks delectable....

Satya said...

very comfort n all time hit break fast...u made it very nicely

Akila said...

This sounds interesting

Tina said...

What a lovely and colourful breakfast...

Paaka Shaale said...

You have made the simple avalakki look so gorgeous!!! Yummy recipe deesha:)

Priya said...

Irresistible,droolworthy and totally inviting.

radha said...

The humble Poha made into a glamorous dish. Great garnishing idea.

Shama Nagarajan said...

deliciou dear

Priya Sreeram said...

have to agree with u on your breakfast banter- nothing to beat our traditional morning eats right / the poha looks inviting

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Madhavi said...

This poha looks super yummm...

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

colorful healthy brekfast love the sev on it..

chinmayie @ love food eat said...

Can't live without Indian breakfast! It's either hot breakfast or nothing for me...
Poha looks mouthwatering.

Sum said...

Nice poha, Deepthi.... How have u been?

Suhasini said...

very colorful Poha with vegetables

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