Vegetable Poha (Beaten Flat Rice With Assorted Vegetables) Recipe

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Vegetable Poha (Beaten Flat Rice With Assorted Vegetables)
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  1. Wash and soak Poha as described above. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Add mustard seeds. Allow to splutter.
  4. Add curry leaves. Swirl around to prevent leaves from burning.
  5. Immediately add the peanuts.
  6. Fry the peanut until light golden brown, be careful that nuts don't burn.
  7. Add chopped onions. Fry onions till transparent/light brown.
  8. Add potatoes and mix vegetables and a pinch of salt.
  9. Cover pan and cook vegetables on medium heat for about 2-3 mins, stirring
  10. In between after a minute to allow vegetables to cook evenly.
  11. While veggies are cooking, check on the poha. It should have absorbed all the water and swollen up.
  12. Loosen any poha lumps and add remaining salt, sugar and enough turmeric powder to the rice. Mix with hands. The rice should look light golden now.
  13. Set aside.
  14. Check on veggies. They should be soft and tender by now.
  15. Sprinkle remaining turmeric powder on the veggies. Mix well.
  16. Add the poha to the pan. Stir to mix properly. Heat for about a couple of minutes or so on medium heat allowing Poha to absorb the flavors of the veggies and spices.
  17. Sprinkle garam masala. Turn off heat. Cover lid and let stand for 2-3 minutes.
  18. Remove lid, thoroughly mix the garam masala by stirring lightly, being careful not to break the poha.
  19. Check seasoning. Turn into serving dish. Add the lime juice and mix well.
  20. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
  21. Note: If the Poha in the pan looks thick or uncooked, sprinkle some water and cover the pan and cook on low heat for 5 more minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 156.88 Kcal (657 kJ)
Calories from fat 37.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.14g 6%
Sodium 804.23mg 34%
Potassium 392.6mg 8%
Total Carbs 27.57g 9%
Sugars 6.62g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4.38g 18%
Protein 5.33g 11%
Vitamin C 111.4mg 186%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 18%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 47.8mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 64.52 Kcal (270 kJ)
Calories from fat 15.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.7g 6%
Sodium 330.74mg 34%
Potassium 161.46mg 8%
Total Carbs 11.34g 9%
Sugars 2.72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 18%
Protein 2.19g 11%
Vitamin C 45.8mg 186%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 18%
Iron 0.9mg 13%
Calcium 19.6mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.7
  • 4

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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