Monday, August 9, 2010

Coconut Poha

I dont know why poha is not so popular as oats given its nutritional facts. Poha is usually had when fasting as it doesnt hurt your stomach when you are starving.It is easily digestable .
This has only half amount of calories that is in broken wheat, less calories than oats .. This is surely one of the comforting foods for me.
More importantly this is so easy to cook . It hardly takes ten minutes to finish off everything without compromising on the taste. 
This is one of the healthier versions . Yes, I only recently came to know that coconut if not fried is very good for health. hee hee ... 

Ingredients :
  1. Poha - 2 cups
  2. Oil - 2 tsp.
  3. Mustard - 1/8th tsp.
  4. Broken urad dhal - 1/2 tsp.
  5. Channa dhal - 1/2 tsp.
  6. Cashews - 1/2 tsp ( optional if you are not weight consicious , enjoy it )
  7. Onion - 1 small size 
  8. Green chillies - 4 nos.
  9. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
  10. Curry leaves - few
  11. Salt to Taste
  12. Coconut - 4 tbspn.


Method :
  1. I used medium thick poha , so i just washed and drained the water completely and left it in strainer for about 5 minutes.
  2. Heat a pan , add oil , once hot is enough, splash mustard and wait for the seeds to pop out.
  3. Immediately add urad dhal, channa dhal and fry till they turn slightly brown.
  4. Add onion and saute onion for few minutes.
  5. Add green chillies,cumin seeds and curry leaves fry for a minute.
  6. Now add washed poha to it and salt,fry until all seasonings mix well .
  7. Turn off the stove but when the pan still on the stove , mix grated coconut into the pan.
Notes :
  1. Serve it by drizzling little ghee only if you are not very weight consicious.It tastes good even without that.
  2. One cup of poha will suffice one person.
  3. Approximately 1/2 tsp. salt should be ok for one cup of poha. 
  4. Add cumin seeds only after adding onion , this gives a completely different flavour.
  5. I would say cumin and coconut are the hero and heroine of this recipe.



28 comments:

Sanjeeta kk said...

Like the coconut in Poha. Shall make it soon.

Jay said...

Poha is absolutely delicious...loved your nice version...!

AshKuku said...

Awesomely captured yummy prep..... Very simple & yet very delectable.... :)

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

I have never eaten coconut poha. Looks yummy..
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Sandhya Hariharan said...

this is excellent pavithra... I loved the star performers here...
I have a bit of leftover poha too.. and will make it for the evening...

Pavithra Srihari said...

Thanks sanjeeta,jay, deepa,sanghya ash

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummy.......love the flavour of coconut in poha...

Satya said...

yummy poha ..looks so delicious n yummy by adding coconut to it ..must try this

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Akila said...

Wow... looks different and delicious one dear... love your clicks... want to grab it from pic...

aipi said...

nice variation from regular poha..looks very good

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Beautiful presentation and looks healthy and delicious, love the addition of coconut in this dish..

Kamalika said...

Thanks for visting my blog and for the lovely comment.....do visit again....will be in touch with you...

The poha looks very tasty,,....

Pavithra said...

Beautiful pictures pavi and this coconut poha is my fav too...

Dershana said...

poha or aval as we call it is something i love over oats any day ;-)oats seems more popular because of its higher glycemic index i guess.

loved ur version.we add tamarind juice to this.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds really great! I have not tried this way so far,gonna try out soon!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

woww super poha...cute clicks..

Sushma Mallya said...

looks yummy,nice clicks pavithra...

Varunavi said...

I love poha,mostly i make chiwda with poha.Liked ur version for breakfast.

megha said...

thanks for visiting and commenting on my veg poha.ya urs is coconut poha looks delicious.stay in contact and i ll keep coming back and commenting on ur blog.of course we can share recipes

PS said...

Hi Pavithra, coconut poha looks tasty and very quick to prepare. thanks for visiting my space.

Viki's Kitchen said...

coconut poha sounds healthy as well as delicious dear. Yes, this also has more or less the same health benefits as the much celebrated oats....that too the red rice poha is highly nutritious. Nice to see a new recipe using my favorite poha. Yumm....

Shriya said...

Nice idea, gotta try this recipe. Looks soo delicious!!!

Aparna S Mallya said...

My mom makes something similar. The poha and coconut combination always works well.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks super yummy...inviting dish...
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Kiran said...

Poha looks divine.Nice presentation.

Lav said...

Never tried poha this way !! Looks awesome !!

Lavanya

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Smita Srivastava said...

The poha looks so yummy ... n addition of coconut is simply superb idea !!!

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

kanthi said...

New to me ,but sounds very delicious..