Friday, July 24, 2009

mixed veg poha recipe cooked in microwave



poha is a very popular breakfast and the way it is made traditionally is healthy but high on fats sometimes......in our house it was made in lots of ghee and the taste was completely awesome......infact , Banaras, the place i belong to, has it's own special poha recipe that is called chiwra matar ...i make this chuda matar or chiwra matar in low fat version too but to make it fat free you have to be a bit innovative......so i cooked it in microwave the way i have posted a recipe
earlier....this time though, i added some veggies too...so it's high on fiber and the tomato peanut chutny makes it a bit more enjoyable...
another recipe of poha is the mixed grain poha which can be served with this tomato peanut chutny.......you can already make out that i like this chutny very much n am ready to use it with anything...with my chillas or oothapams like in my last post or with pakodas or fritters....



to make the poha you just have to chop your favorite vegetables , the ones which remain firm after cooking, i used beans, carrots n baby corns.......and some onions and keep aside

now wash the poha and dunk it into a microwave safe bowl along with all the veggies.....i use a cup of poha for 2-3 cups of veggies.....

mix these ingredients with salt and lots of freshly crushed peppercorns and microwave it covered for 3 minutes...

now mix a tsp of ghee into the mixture for that divine aroma ( it's optional n the poha can be made absolutely fat free)...microwave for another minute and it's ready....


i serve it with the chutny...whose recipe is ....well in the last post.....when the poha has to be served on it's own you'll need to add a dew chopped green chillies and maybe some more flavoring spices but the chutny makes the poha absolutely easy and flavorful...

enjoy..

16 comments:

  1. Wholesome breakfast and I think I'll add little bit of ghee for the flavor :P

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  2. Sangeeta you are super creative man! I have bookmarked so many recipes from your site. I am waiting to get daliya and plantain (kele ke kofta won't forget that) I will make this on Sunday for breakfast!

    PS- Have you considered writing a cookbook? I will buy it for sure!

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  3. Looks delicious,nice combo of carb, veggies and protein from the chutney.

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  4. yumm..that looks like a fried rice to me..!

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  5. as the bog name says, a lovelt healthy recipe indeed

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  6. The mw is a boon ... isn't it? :-)
    Even if I don't like poha it is a regular breakfast in our house. Love the idea of serving it with chutney .. I'll like it that way. :-)

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  7. Yes thats a perfect healthy breakfast for sure..esp for kids.

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  9. My fav. breakfast...will try with ur tomato peanut chutney next time...looks deeeelicious!!!

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  10. Perfect healthy breakfast, i too often try to include veggies in my poha and upmas!

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  11. Amazing!!! Loved the pictures and efforts behind it!! Keep going!!

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