There are lots of recipes to make Poha traditional way but this recipe is inspired by south Indian style of making upma. Instead of using Raw soji/semolina, the main ingredient will be Poha. It is the best way to get quick and healthy breakfast yet interesting.
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Kitchen instrument: Food Processor
Difficulty level: 3/10
- 3 cups Poha
- 1 tsp chana dal (split pea)
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 tsp curry leaves
- 3 tsp green chilli paste
- Salt per taste
- 1 cup peanuts
- 1 cup sev (just for garnish)
- 3 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1. Soak split pea for 10-15 mts
2. Grind Poha in food processor to make coarse powder.
3. Heat 2 tsp oil in pan and add curry leaves, chilli paste, mustard seeds and split pea.
4. Add 3 cups of water and bring it to boil.
5. Add salt per taste and add poha powder.
6. Stir and mix well until water has evaporated.
7. Now let it cool for few minutes until its warm enough for you to touch.
8. Now make small balls from the mixture and put it on steamer to steam it for 5 to 8 minutes.
9. You can serve it with ketchup or chatni.
10. Alternatively, you can give it a shape of little cups by pressing the round bolls in the middle before putting on steamer.
11. In a small pan, heat 1 tsp oil and roast peanuts until crisp. App. 10 mts on low heat.
12. Now let it cool and then grind it to make coarse powder.
13. Add salt and chilli powder and mix well.
14. Now place steamed cups in a plate and garnish with Peanut mixture, Sevand pomegranate.
- While putting on steamer, make sure you grease the balls as it can become so dry. Also, you can add more water while cooking poha to keep the texture like loose dough.