mixed vegetables poha recipe cooked in microwave or steamed
Poha can be cooked briefly along with some tempering and cooked potatoes, onions etc to make a quick hot breakfast but the way it is made traditionally is healthy but too high on fats sometimes.
Banarasi Chiwda matar is a healthy but rich dish, Indori poha is loaded with fried sev, the Maharashtrian poha can also become heavy if one is not careful. Even in our house it was made in lots of ghee and the taste used to be really good. Each of these variants of poha can be made healthier with a little care. But the recipe today is a very different take on the traditional versions.
This mixed vegetables poha is loaded with seasonal vegetables and tastes so good that one can really eat a lot of it without worrying much of calorie count.
to make the mixed vegetables poha
You just have to chop your favorite vegetables, the ones which remain firm after cooking, like beans, cauliflower, baby corns, and some onions and green chilies for preparation. You can use broccoli, carrots, spring onions, sweet corn, peas and knol khol etc.
3/4 cup of poha (thick variety)
1/2 cup cauliflower cut into small bits
1/4 cup beans chopped really thinly
1/4 cup baby corn chopped in small bits
1/2 cup diced onions
minced green chillies to taste
rated ginger to taste
salt and pepper to taste
lime juice to taste
1 tsp ghee
Rinse the poha quickly with filtered water and drain the water. Mix everything along with the rinsed poha, keep in a glass or ceramic bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, stir once and microwave again for 3 minutes. Take out, add ghee and mix thoroughly. Add the lime juice if required and chopped coriander leaves, mix and serve immediately.
If you are planning to steam it just keep the bowl in steamer pot and steam for 5 minutes. Add the ghee, lime juice and coriander leaves, serve hot with ginger chai or buttermilk.
Sometimes I serve the poha with a little tomato peanut chutney. Blend one large ripe tomato with 1 tbsp roasted peanuts and salt and the chutney is ready. You can even top this poha with some crushed roasted peanuts for added crunch.
In any case this will be the most easy and quick breakfast recipe you would come across and I am not talking about instant cereals.