Saturday 23 July 2016

Amazing Poha Recipes you didnt know about

Mumbai 23 July 2016: Kanda poha is one of the most common and delicious breakfast you will get all over Maharashtra. So what is this poha? Poha is nothing but flattened rice. Poha is used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food in a variety of Indian cuisines. The best thing about this awesome flattened rice is that it is easily digested. Flattened rice has different names in different regions of india, in Maharashtra.

Amazing Poha Recipes you didnt know about

It is known by a variety of names: Pauaa or Paunva in Gujarati, Poya in Rajasthani, Chuda in Oriya, Atukulu in Telugu, Aval in Tamil and Malayalam, Chiura in parts of Bihar and Jharkhand, Chira in Bengali and Assamese, Chiura in Maithili, Nepali, Bhojpuri and Chhattisgarhi, Poha or Pauwa in Hindi, Baji in Newari, Pohe in Marathi, Phovu in Konkani, Avalakki in Kannada.

Like the different names it has in different places the dishes prepared from the same are also different. 

Here is a list of 10 recipes made from poha

Kanda Batata Poha

Kanda batata poha is a easy, quick and healthy option for breakfast.  It's one of the staple breakfast recipe from Maharashtra made with onions , potato and flattened rice. It can also be enjoyed at brunch or as a snack.  Poha tastes best when it is topped with coconut chutney and sev. 

Aval Dosa

Dosas are one of the most popular South Indian breakfast. Dosas are usually made of fermented rice and lentil batter. This is not your regular dosa, for Aval dosa the rice and poha are soaked in buttermilk. Then ground and fermented for 4-5 hours. Aval dosas are amazingly soft, spongy and porous. Aval dosas are served with a coconut and sesame chutney. The poha also adds a certain sweet-sour aftertaste to it, that goes fabulous with coconut and sesame chutney.
Poha Pakoda

A quick and easy fried snack dish made from poha is poha pakoda, which can be served as breakfast in the morning as well as snacks in the evening. Poha pakodas are full with veggies making it a tasty way of including veggies in your diet. Also poha being high in starch is easy to make into pakodas.
Atukula laddoos

Atukula laddoos are commonly made in south india during festivals. This is a healthy laddoo recipe, made using poha and jaggery. These laddoos are a rich source of iron. These laddoos are easy to make as they are made by sing only two ingredients, jaggery and poha.
Aval payasam

If you love eating kheer then you are sure to love this aval payasam. Its actually one of the quickest versions of kheer which takes less than 5 minutes to prepare it. Aval Payasam is usually made for gokulashami.
Poha Dhokla

This is an easy dhokla recipe which doesn't need any soaking or fermentation. Also, it's made from poha so its easily digestible. You can cook this pure vegan recipe for Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner or any special occasion.
Aval Kesari

Aval kesari is a sweet made in south india during puja. As we know kesari or sheera is mostly made from semolina, but it can also be made from poha or aval.

Aval Kozhukattai

Aval Kozhukattai is steamed spicy dumpling made using poha. This makes for a lovely evening snack. This a very healthy and tasty evening snack to have. The coconut and curry leaves enhance the flavors of these steamed dumplings.
Aval Nanachuthu

Aval Nanachuthu is an south indian dish made by soaking poha in jaggery. This dish is chewy to eat. Adding cardamom and mashed bananas to aval Nanachuthu makes it absolutely yummy. The combination of poha, jaggery and bananas make it into an energy food.
Tamarind Poha

Tamarind poha is made during pujas when using onions is frowned upon. It is similar to kanda poha but without the onions and addition of tamarind. This poha variation tastes something similar to tamarind rice. 

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