Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 6 comments
This Poha/Flat rice, can be very well called PPP..........you know what it is?? Protein packed Poha. This Poha has bell peppers, roasted peanuts and black eyed chick peas. What more you need? It is a wholesome, complete meal by itself.
Red bell peppers contain more than 200% of your daily Vitamin C intake.They support healthy night vision, great source of Vitamin B 6 and Folate, packed with anti oxidants, and they are low in calories.
Green bell peppers are full of fiber, low in calories and full of Vitamins and Minerals.
These two wonder veggies are combined with the high protein Peanuts and Black eyed chick peas.
This dish is a must in every home.
Please check my other tiffin varieties here

Poha/flat rice - 3/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - just enough to immerse the poha
Onion - 1, chopped fine
Green bell pepper - 1, small, chopped fine
Red bell pepper - 1, small, chopped fine
Sambar powder - 3/4 tsp
Roasted peanuts - 1/8 cup
Black eyed chick peas - 1/8 cup, soaked in hot water for 2-3 hrs
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

To season
Cooking /Gingely oil - 3 tsps
Asafoetida/hing opowder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Broken urad dhal - 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Slit green chilli - 1
Red chillies - 3, broken
Curry leaves - few

Recipe Cuisine: South/North Indian; Category: Breakfast/Dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Soaking time: 1-2 hrs; Cooking time: 10 mts

Serves 2

Put the measured poha and turmeric powder in a pan, cover it with hot water, just enough to immerse it. If you pour too much, poha will become soggy.

After 2 hours

Peanuts roasted with just a drop of oil in microwave, at the intervals of 30 seconds till they are roasted fully.

Black eyed chickpeas, soaked in hot water, pressure cooked and kept ready.

Non stick pan heated up, oil added, and all the above mentioned seasonings added.

Now add the chopped onions and curry leaves

Add the chopped bell peppers, when the onions become translucent. Sambar powder has to be added at this step. I forgot to take a picture of it.

Saute the bell peppers well, then add the poha, roasted peanuts, cooked black eyed chickpeas and salt to taste

Mix well, then add lemon juice.

Look at the superb, colorful Poha!!!

This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com
* Semi cooked carrots, beans and peas can also be added. They will get cooked fully while being sauteed.
* Kabuli channa or any variety of legume can replace black eyed chickpeas.


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