Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Broccoli Lemon Poha

             Now-a-days my kids love poha more and they feel more comfortable ..for me also its easy n quick to prepare..its really a very tough job for me to feed them they become Toddlers and started saying big "NO" to all vegs n greens. Particularly a strong hatred towards Broccoli,becoz of its green color..Sanjay use to say its green color Mummy, so it will be spicy.. i don't want that :) So i have to try n experiment new varieties n combo to feed them easily.Mango poha n Spinach Poha were fruitful,they loved it this time tried lemonee poha with broccoli florets ,nuts,raisins n few mini sweet peppers. Result was awesome n they eat broccoli also. Hope you too like this recipe...

  1. Poha    1 and 1/4 cup
  2. Broccoli   ! cup(cut in to very small florets)
  3. Onion   1 meidum(finely chopped)
  4. Dry red chillies   2 no.s(broken)
  5. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
  7. Chana dal   1 tbsp
  8. Urad dal   1/2 tbsp
  9. Cashew nuts   7-8 no.s
  10. Raisins   6-7 no.s
  11. Lemon   1 no.
  12. Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
  13. Mini Sweet Peppers    red n orange color each 1no.finely chopped(optional)
  14. Salt   to taste
  15. Oil    1 tbsp

  • Wash Poha ,drain the water completely and keep aside.
  • Cut lemon and squeeze the juice,add few tbsp water mix n keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard n cumin seeds, wait till pop and add chana dal,urad dal,cahsewnut n raisins n fry them lightly to golden color.
  • Then add curry leaves,dry red chillies n fry lightly n add chopped onions and saute till translucent.
  • Now add finely chopped red n orange Bell Peppers and stir for few seconds and add broccoli florets n turmeric powder.
  • Stir fry the broccoli for 3-4 minutes or till done(can cover n cook for 1-2 minutes).
  • After that add ,add the drained poha,enough salt and stir well and fry for a minute n turn off the stove.
  • After a minute,add lemon juice n some finely chopped cilantro n mix everything well.
  • Thats it..Broccoli Lemon Poha ready.

In the same recipe, instead of poha/flattened rice u can also use any cooked rice(basmati rice,long grain rice,sona masoori). For rice increase one chilli n also a tsp of lemon juice.
Instead of dry red chilli u can also use chopped green chilli/jalapeno. 
If u want u can also add some finely chopped ginger..
Definitely Poha will remains soft n have fresh lemonee flavor for lunch also.

Sending this recipe to the event,,Healthy Lunchbox Ideas(with broccoli) by Kalyani (Mom Chef) and guest hosting by Vardhini


  1. Healthy and tasty lunch box idea.. looks colorful..

  2. This is a nice idea to incorporate veggies in the poha to feed the fussy this.

  3. Healthy tangy and yummy breakfast...

  4. Thank you so much Laxmi n Raji for your super fast comments..thanx for your constant support ...

  5. Nice variation by adding veggies....colorful and yumm...

  6. wow..thats a healthy twist to the poha..colourful too,kids might have njoyed..

  7. nice idea of adding broccoli ..

  8. This looks great dear..what a lovely combo..sure its a healthy lunch box idea..


  9. The poha looks so colorful and tempting no wonder the kids loved it.

  10. Super delicious broccoli lemon poha..wonderful and incredible..

  11. it is a complete meal...looks delicious, I also struggle in making my kids eat vegetable what I do is I make fried rice and put some shredded vegetable.

  12. Love ur variations in all recipes..this sounds & looks yum sangee..

  13. Poha looks so tasty and colorful. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  14. Lovely ....liked your idea so much ....looks so yum

  15. thats a nice veggies combo and i would love to take it for my lunch box :)

  16. Looks so delicious,healthy and colorful broccoli lemon poha.Great idea dear.

  17. Colorful and flavorful Poha. Yummy yum!

  18. ஆஹா சூப்பரா இருக்கு...அவல் ரெசிபில கலக்குறீங்க.

  19. Thank you all for your lovely happy that you all like my recipes :) do keep supporting n share your thoughts...

  20. Wonderful idea to include broccoli.Love the flavour of lemon in aval.Delicious
    South Indian Recipes

  21. I liked the idea of adding broccoli in poha. Looks yummy and tempting. Very good for health.

  22. Now that is a very very healthy recipe ~ yumm too! Love poha, have to try this out :)
    US Masala

  23. Interesting twist' never added any vegetables to lemon rice, guess...once I used beans and carrot. One of my friend got furious for that...poor me:(

    I love the color combo' of this dish, splendid.

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  25. nice to add broccoli in it . looks delicious.

  26. A super twist by adding brocolli makes tangy poha yummy.
    Sai Padma Priya


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