The early evening hunger pangs can easily make anyone hangry. It is even more difficult when you have kids. Evening hunger pangs can mean chaos and noise. Planning for healthy snacks is a difficult task. The perfect snack is light but healthy. Something to keep the kids full till dinner time. Having a bank of healthy snack ideas is a treasure!
This recipe of poha paratha is exactly the kind of healthy snack recipe that you should have in your recipe book. It is healthy, quick to make and delicious at the same time. It combines high fibre from the poha with potatoes and delicious spices to create an enticing snack.
Poha is a good source of carbohydrates, packed with iron, rich in fibre, a good source of antioxidants and essential vitamins. It is also gluten free. Potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable. They are low in fat and high in potassium and dietary fiber. The resistant starch in potatoes is beneficial for the gut bacteria.
Let’s take a look at this poha paratha recipe from Nirmal Nehra’s YouTube channel to get inspired! Make sure you use pure, authentic spices with natural oils from the Tata Sampann range to recreate the perfect taste.
- 1 cup Tata Sampann Thick Poha (Flattened Rice)
- 2-3 tbsp Wheat Flour
- 2 big Potatoes, Boiled
- 1 Green Chilli, paste
- 1/2-inch Ginger, paste
- 1/2 tsp Tata Sampann Cumin Powder
- 1/2 tsp Tata Sampann Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Tata Sampann Chaat Masala
- Salt to Taste
- Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
- Oil/Ghee for Greasing
- Wash the poha and soak it in water for two to three minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, add potatoes and mash them properly.
- Drain the poha using a stainer, ensure that there is no water left.
- Transfer them to another mixing bowl. Mash the poha as well. Turn it into a dough.
- Add the poha dough to the mashed potatoes and incorporate them properly.
- Add the wheat flour, green chili and ginger paste to this.
- Sprinkle jeera powder, red chili powder and chaat masala on this.
- At this stage, add salt and finely chopped coriander leaves.
- Mash this together to create a thick dough, similar to a paratha dough.
- Make equivalent balls of this dough.
- Take two pieces of butter paper. Roll the paratha between them using a rolling pin.
- Place a non-stick pan on a low to medium flame. Grease this with oil.
- Roast the paratha on both sides using a little oil.
- Serve this with dahi raita or pickle.
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