Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Vegetable Poha

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it is considered the brain of the food. After a long fast of about 7-8 hours of sleeping our body need fuel to carry out the activities throughout the day. Skipping breakfast with an intention of losing weight is not a wise idea, as the fasting period increases making you feel hungrier. As a result you tend to binge in the meal which you first eat leading to over consumption of excess calories. Thus ultimately you gain weight instead of losing. Many studies prove that children who avoid breakfast are not able to pay full attention in school hours, have more than desired body mass index, or have low iron stores in the body.

A healthy breakfast is what one should emphasize on. Here is 'Vegetable Poha' which contains of nutritional value of many vegetables and can be prepared in a jiffy. This way you can make kids eat more vegetables and will bring creativity in your daily brunch.

500gms Poha / Flattened Rice

1 Chopped Medium sized Potato
1 Chopped Medium Sized Onion
1 Chopped Tomato

1 Chopped Small Carrot
1 Chopped Small Capsicum
1/2 Cup of Boiled Peas

1/2 Cup of Boiled American Corn
1 Tablespoon of Peanuts
1 Finely chopped Green Chilly
1 Teaspoon of Coriander powder
1 Teaspoon of Cumin powder

1 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon of Red chilly powder

1 Teaspoon of Mustard seeds
1/2 Teaspoon of Hing / Asafoedita

3 to 4 Curry Leaves
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice

Salt as per taste
1/2 Cup of Sev

Finely Chopped Coriander to garnish

1. Wash the poha in a running water, once cleaned transfer them in a colander to remove all excess water. Keep it aside to drain the water for 5 minutes.

2. Heat the oil in a pan, add hing and mustard seeds, once the seeds starts spluttering add peanuts, curry leaves and chopped green chilly.

3. Add potatoes and a pinch of salt and close the pan with the lid, allow the potatoes to cook.

4. Once the potatoes are cooked, add onions and saute them till they are golden in colour. Add all tomatoes and other vegetables mentioned above and allow them to cook for a minute.

5. Later add coriander powder, cumin seed powder, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and salt as per taste. Mix it well with the vegetables and allow it to cook for few minutes.

6. In the end add the softened, drained poha and mix it properly and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle lemon juice, coriander mix it and remove it from the heat.

7. Sprinkle sev before serving.

Your colourful and healthy breakfast is ready


Unknown 17 February 2009 at 14:16  

Looks perfect & yummy ...Mouthwatering...

Finla 17 February 2009 at 15:06  

Wowo i love the colour and it looks so yummy delicious.

notyet100 17 February 2009 at 15:07  

lovely colour,..:-)glad to ceeu bck,..

Pavithra Kodical 17 February 2009 at 18:05  

Perfect breakfast..Love to try this...

Anonymous,  17 February 2009 at 19:12  

Purva after along time... or did i miss ur posts?

that poha looks great yaar. with sev & garnish It must be delicious!

Cham 17 February 2009 at 19:21  

Looks delicous the dish :)

Vikis Kitchen 17 February 2009 at 19:32  

I m sure this is a very very healthy and tasty breakfast.

Mahimaa's kitchen 17 February 2009 at 20:09  

awesome pic... mouthwatering poha it is.

TNL 17 February 2009 at 23:41  

wow...all those ingredients in the poha....it just HAS to be good...I love Indian breakfasts on weekends...they keep me full most of the day! looks good, Purva.

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Sum Raj 18 February 2009 at 00:23  

looks lovly and mouthwatering breakfast...

Preety 18 February 2009 at 01:27  

this is one of the regular thing i make for breakfast..fast to cook and healthy too..nice click

sriharivatsan 18 February 2009 at 03:17  

Looks colorful and perfect bkfast..

Red Chillies 18 February 2009 at 04:03  

very colorful and nutritious.

Priya Suresh 18 February 2009 at 08:33  

Woow wat a colour n looks prefect:)

Anonymous,  18 February 2009 at 09:44  

Lovely Pic. I lave poha with sev..........

Archy 18 February 2009 at 18:04  

Wow, colorful an healthy bf, tempting click..

Varsha Vipins 18 February 2009 at 19:50  

Lovely click Purva..the Poha looks delish..:)
Its my first time here..you got a lovely space..:)

Unknown 18 February 2009 at 21:18  

Looks colorful and inviting....welcome back to blogging :-)

Unknown 19 February 2009 at 03:15  

Hey Purva...this looks good,perfect breakfast recipe.Never tried adding veggies to Poha,this is sumtng that i wud try the next time.Thanks for the recipe!

Vijitha 19 February 2009 at 04:34  

Yummy filling breakfast recipe! nice click too!

Uma 19 February 2009 at 05:42  

yummy poha! You made it so healthy with all those veggies.

Jaishree Iyer 19 February 2009 at 14:32  

Perfect breakfast Looks delicious & yummy Purva:)

Deepthi Shankar 19 February 2009 at 15:28  

looks delicious & lovely color

Trupti 19 February 2009 at 20:29  

Lovely Poha Purva
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vidhas 20 February 2009 at 16:05  

Healthy, simple breakfast, very clolourful. Come and take your award.

Swapna 22 February 2009 at 21:08  

Perfect & mouthwatering. Healthy with vegetables.

Navita (Gupta) Hakim 23 February 2009 at 02:59  

love the colours in the poha...

vidhas 23 February 2009 at 05:19  

poha is mouthwatering. Somethign is waiting for you.

suvi 23 February 2009 at 12:06  

Poha looks nice...and what a nice way to include so many veggies...I normally put only potatoes in mine - gotta add all those veggies next time

Adlak's tiny world 24 February 2009 at 03:59  

colorful bowl inviting me to pick that... on the way Purva.. make ready those with hot cup of chaay ok.

Unknown 25 February 2009 at 12:17  

looks very nice. made it this weekend but minus the sev. garnishing with sev looks good. will try next time.

Sanctified Spaces 4 March 2009 at 06:47  


Thank you for your post.Ive been wanting to make this,at last found the recipe.I have a query,should I use the soft poha or the hard,white or red??

Purva Desai 4 March 2009 at 09:32  

Thank you for dropping by......with regards to ur query for Poha.......we use fat poha or jada poha and they are white....

Sukanya Yogesh 13 March 2009 at 09:05  

Yummy!Yummy! My husband loves Poha and I like your presentation complete with the sev garnish on top. Wants me to grab the plate.Lovely click.


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