Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Chirer Polau | Poha

Friends I know I am very irregular . Do not know why it is happening with me,not getting enough time to write for my blog. Can not share more and more recipes with you as I did earlier.Cannot communicate with you too. I miss those days. Still trying to get involve with my lovely work , with my happiness.
Anyway, here I am again with another snack recipe which is called Poha basically but in Bengal we call it Chirer Polau. Chire means rice flakes and Polau/Pulao means a mixture with vegetables and masala. But sill it is a light snack which is healthy too. My recipe represents the Bengali version with little change. I hope if you follow my way you will love it. So try once as I prepare.
Its very simple. I added vegetables whatever I had in my pantry. So you have also a choice about vegetables.

To some extent its nutrition value is higher too. Rice flakes carries a large amount of calcium,carbohydrates, and protein. It has good quantity of iron. So it can prevent iron deficiency. And after adding vegetables and peanuts more vitamin and minerals are available from this recipe too. More and more it is quick breakfast option in healthy categories.

Chirer Polau / Poha
Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients :

2 Cups Rice Flakes / Chire (cleaned,sieved and marinate with little sugar)
1/2 Cup Carrots chopped thin sliced
1/2 Cup Beans chopped
1/2 Cup Potato Cubed small
1/2 Cup Green Peas (soaked in hot water)
2 Green chili finely chopped
1 Onion finely chopped
1 inch Ginger grated
2 tsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
3/4 th garam masala powder (cinnamon,green cardamom,cloves)
1 Bay leaf
1/2 Cup peanuts fried in oil
1/2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of turmeric powder
salt to taste
sugar to taste
4 tbsp white oil
1/2 tsp pure ghee

Cooking Direction :

Heat oil in a pan.
Add bay leaf .
Now add potato, carrot,beans one by one .Fry them a while and keep aside.
Then fry onion until soft add ginger and fried vegetables too.
Add turmeric powder.
Add green chili and chire or rice flakes and mix them well.
Add green peas and fried peanuts.
Add  garam masla ,ghee and salt to taste
Sprinkle lemon juice and coriander leaves.
Serve immediately.


LaavysKitchen said...

Welcome back Nanbanita :) Expecting many more traditional recipes from you !!

Unknown said...

Poha looks so tempting and filling

Priya Suresh said...

Quick and my kind of food.



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