Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes.
It is known as Poha in Hindi and Aval in Tamil.
It can be prepared very easily and is highly nutritious. It’s very rich in iron. Poha is a highly recommend for iron deficiency.
Poha is a very popular and a versatile ingredient. In different states of India, poha is made in different ways and is a staple breakfast item in many households.
I have tried many recipes with Poha. It can take the place of rice. Today I got this sudden idea of making poha with orange juice. The mild orange flavoured and orange colour poha was appreciated by everyone at home:)
Poha- 2 cups ( thick variety)
Fresh Orange juice- 3/4 cup
Chopped onions- 1/2 cup
Grated carrots- 1 cup
Oil- 1 tbsp
Mustard- 1 tsp
Split urad dal- 1 tsp
Chana dal- 1 tsp
Peanut- 1 tbsp
Slit green chillies- 2-3
Chopped ginger- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- few
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Dry mango powder- 1/4th tsp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves- 1 tbsp
Wash poha well. Drain completely and soak the poha in orange juice for 10-15 mins.
Fluff the poha gently with a poha and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard. When it starts spluttering, add the urad dal, chana dal, peanuts, curry leaves and green chillies.
Sauté for few seconds and then add chopped onions. Sauté till the onions turn pink.
Add the grated carrots, turmeric powder, chilli powder, dry mango powder and salt to taste. Cook for few mins.
Add the poha and mix gently. Check the seasonings. Cook on a low flame for few mins.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot:)