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 vegs..now 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 ..so 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...

Ingredients
  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

Method
  • 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.

Note:
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


33 comments:

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

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

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  3. Healthy tangy and yummy breakfast...

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

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

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

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  7. nice idea of adding broccoli ..

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

    Event:COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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

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

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  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.

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

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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

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

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  17. Colorful and flavorful Poha. Yummy yum!

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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