Hi there, I hope you , your family and friends are all doing okay where ever you.
For today I got an amazing breakfast recipe that i wanted to share. A few days ago i posted this to my instagram as well. This was a flavourful breakfast, quick and easy to make.
Poha is a common North Indian breakfast staple. It is a good source of carbohydrates, easy to digest and will keep you filled till lunch.
Poha – 250 grams
Tomato – 2 big ripe tomatoes, or 3 medium (chopped)
Onion – 1 big red onion (sliced long)
Green chillies – 1 or 2 in number (sliced)
Green Peas – 1/2 cup
Green Capsicum (or any colour really) – 1 (chopped)
Vegetable oil / olive oil – 2 tbs
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tbs
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbs (optional)
Hing (Asafoetida) – 2 pinch (optional)
Channa Dal – 1 tbs (optional)
Raw groundnuts – 1 tbs (optional)
Curry leaves (optional)
Coriander leaves (optional)
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbs
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tbs
Coriander powder – 1 tbs
Armchoor (dry mango) powder – 1 tsp (optional)
Salt – to taste
15 to 20 mins
To prep the poha take it on a sieve (small hole) and run in under water until the entire poha is wet. Set it aside with a bowl underneath. Any excess water will drain and in few minutes your will have fluffy poha for cooking.
If you don’t have a sieve, just use a regular bowl. Wash the poha with water and remove the excess water immediately and set the bowl aside. We don’t require to soak the poha in water.
Heat a pan on stove, add the oil in. Once oil is heated, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, hing, channa dal, ground nuts and let them brown and crackle.
Now add the curry leaves, green chillies and onion. Be careful and stand back while doing this. These are going to splatter the oil. Fry the onions until slightly brown add in all the ginger garlic paste, veggies (pease, capsicum, tomatoes etc). Give it a good stir and let them fry for a minute.
Bring in all the spices now and salt as per your taste. Pour 3 tbs of water and let the spices and veggies cook for 5 minutes.
You will see the spices colour intense and oil separates that shows that the spices have been cooked.
Now its time to add your fluffy poha in, stir slowly as we dont want the poha to break. Cover with a lid and let this cook for 3 minutes in low/medium flame.
Remove the lid add in the corriander, give one final stir. Server in your favourite breakfast bowl with a spoon. Ready to be gobbled 🙂
You can also add in soya chunks for a protein boost. Any veggies from your fridge will go good with poha, just make sure to cut them small and cook well before adding in the poha.
Server with nice cup of hot chai or coffee. Even vegan yoghurt or buttermilk will be a good combination with poha.
I hope you give this a try and leave a comment to let me know how you liked it. Spread some vegan love, stay safe. Have a great week. See you all soon 🙂
…………………………….Until next time Vegandiarist