Shwetha Bhat is passionate about food and cooking. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and share recipes from her native Indian cuisine.
Easy, Tasty and Healthy Poha
Tomato poha is a simple, easy, tasty and healthy dish that can be made using just a few ingredients in a short amount of time. It's also delicious and light on the stomach. Perfect for those busy mornings!
Tomato is a rich source of antioxidants, potassium, folate and Vitamins C and K. Poha, or flattened rice, is a good source of carbohydrates, iron, fibre, antioxidants. It's also gluten free.
This can be served as breakfast, snack or dinner. No side dish required.
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- 1 cup thick poha
- 1-2 cups water
- salt, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon urad dal
- 1 teaspoon chana dal
- 1-2 red chilies, broken
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon hing
- 2 teaspoons peanut
- 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
- 1-2 green chilies
- 1-2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 cup coconut, grated
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped
- 1/2 lemon
- In a vessel, add thick poha (flattened rice) and water. Rinse it well and then drain the water.
- Add water to the vessel again to to immerse the poha. Cover with a lid and soak for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, check the softness by crushing poha between the fingers. If it breaks easily then it is done. Drain the water.
- Add salt and sugar to the poha. Mix gently and set aside.
- In a pan, heat ghee and oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal, chana dal, broken red chilies, curry leaves, hing and peanuts. Saute till lentils turn golden brown in color. Do not burn.
- Add chopped ginger and green chilies. Saute for a second.
- Add chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder. Saute till tomatoes are cooked well.
- Add soaked poha and salt. Mix well but take care not to break the poha.
- Add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
- Squeeze the lemon juice, mix and switch off the flame.
- Tasty and healthy tomato poha is ready to serve.
- You can replace thick poha with thin poha.
- No need to soak thin poha; just rinse it with water and use.
- Add more green chilies for a spicier poha.
- If the tomatoes are sour, decrease the amount of lemon juice.
- Do not soak poha for too long. It will become mushy.