Poha or rice flakes is a great evening snack for tea time.It is ideal when you are watching your weight.It is full of flavor yet it goes low on calories.Simple recipe yet has a great taste.
You can make ‘poha chivda’ before you leave for a long train journey.Nowadays,one is never to certain on how outside food is prepared. You may as well pack this mixture for kids when they leave for their hostels.
It has a great mix of proteins (in peanuts and chana),fibre (in desiccated coconut) and carbohydrates(in rice flakes).
Who says dieters cannot have a great snack at tea, without feeling guilty!
We make this recipe during Upwas/fasting in South India.Also known in Tamil Nadu(Aval Upma),Andhra Pradesh (Atukulu) and Karnataka(Avalakki).
- 1 ½ cup thin poha
- ½ cup roasted peanuts
- ½ cup roasted channa
- ¼ cup dry coconut slices lightly roasted
- 2-3 green chillies cut into halves
- ¼ tsp chilli powder
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- 10-12 curry leaves
- ¼ tsp mustard seeds
- A generous pinch of asafoetida
- 1 ½ tbsp oil for tempering
- 1 tsp sugar
- Salt to taste
- Take a big pan and heat it.
- Add dry poha in it and roast it till it become slightly golden and crisp.
- Keep it aside in a bowl.
- Mix roasted peanuts, roasted channa and coconut in it.
- Now, heat oil for tempering and add mustard seeds to it. When seeds start to crackle add curry leaves, green chillies, turmeric, chilli powder, salt and add this to poha mixture.
- Add sugar and mix well.
- Store in an air-tight container.
- In case you do not have roasted peanuts or bengal gram ,heat some oil in a pan and roast the ingredients for 2-3 mins.
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