Across Maharashtra, there are many variations of Poha. Some like to add crispy peanuts to poha, while some opt for the classic kande pohe. Poha, also known as avalakki or flattened rice, is staple across many states. The ease of preparing this dish makes it a perfect option for breakfast. Many versions of poha are also had as snacks. One such version is dadpe pohe. This Maharashtrian recipe for poha requires almost no cooking except for tadka. It is an amalgamation of subtle flavours such as coconut, onions, coriander and lemon. It comes together in less than 20 minutes and it is liked by all generations.
What makes it a healthy option is the minimal amount of oil used in this recipe. The main ingredient, Poha, itself has many health benefits. It contains carbohydrates, iron and fiber. It is also a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins. Poha is also a great option for those who cannot consume gluten as it is gluten-free.
Another main ingredient in dadpe poha is onions. They are also a source of antioxidants and possess antibacterial property. They are low in calories yet high in nutrients, including vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium. The dash of lemon juice enhances the iron absorption from poha. While coconut contains high amounts of manganese which is essential for bone health. It also has an abundance of minerals, including manganese, copper, selenium, phosphorus, potassium and iron.
When you try this dadpe pohe recipe, make sure you use Tata Sampann Poha as it is high in fibre and also a source of protein. The 3 Step quality process ensures that there is no powder residue or broken grains in this poha.
Check out this dadpe pohe recipe from Gharcha Swaad and delight your family with a delicious and different Maharashtrian poha recipe.
- 250 gm Tata Sampan Poha (thin or thick poha)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, finely chopped (optional)
- 2 cups raw peanuts
- 3 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
- 3 green chillies, finely chopped
- 6-7 curry leaves
- ¼ cup coconut, grated
- ¼ cup of coconut water
- 3 fried papad (optional)
- 1 inch ginger, grated
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp sugar,
- 1 tsp rai (sarson)
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp oil
- First, sift the poha through a sieve. Transfer it to a big bowl.
- Sprinkle coconut water on the poha to soak them. You can also use plain water to do this. Make sure that the water only moistens the poha and it doesn’t become soggy.
- Now in a large bowl, add onion, chilli, sugar, ginger, salt, and coriander. Mix this well. Keep this aside.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry peanuts in it.
- Once the peanuts are roasted, add rai and curry leaves.
- Pour this over the poha mixture.
- Add chopped tomatoes, coconut to taste, and mix well.
- Before serving, you can also add some fried papad to the dadpe pohe to add some crunch. This is optional.
- Serve this a snack or breakfast.
Isn’t this a quick and easy recipe? Try it out the next time you are wondering what to make for breakfast.
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