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World Poha Day: Quirky poha recipes that will bowl you over

World Poha Day: A healthy breakfast and snack option, there is a multitude of poha dishes one can rustle up quickly. Here are a few recipes.

India TV Lifestyle Desk Written By: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Published on: June 07, 2023 14:41 IST
World Poha Day is observed every year on June 7
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It's World Poha Day or Vishwa Poha Diwas today and it's observed every year on June 7 by fans it is one of India's most loved breakfasts. Poha or flattened rice makes for a perfect breakfast, snack or even meal option depending on the recipe you are making. Roast it with peanuts, cashew and raisins to make a crunchy and savoury snack or soak it in water and add peas and other vegetables to rustle up a quick breakfast; there are endless poha recipes you can try making at home. 

On World Poha Day, here are easy and interesting poha or pohe recipes you can try at home:

1. Poha Dhokla

You can use poha to make a spongy, instant dhokla using just a few simple ingredients. Combine 1 cup curd and 1 cup water in a bowl. Add ½ cup roughly crushed poha, ½ cup semolina, 1 tsp green chilli paste and salt to taste. Mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes. Grease a 7-inch diameter thali and ready the steamer. Mix 1 tsp fruit salt and 2 tsp water in the poha mixture just before steaming. When the bubbles start to appear, mix and pour the mixture into the thali. Steam for 10-12 minutes. Prepare tempering with 1 tbsp oil, ½ tsp mustard seeds and 1 pinch of asafoetida. Pour it over the dhoklas and set aside to cool. Cut up in diamonds and serve. 

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2. Poha Laddoos

This is another creative and ‘sweet’ way to eat poha! Dry roast 1 cup of beaten rice until golden. Grind roasted poha, 1 cup of sugar, 1 fistful of crushed cashews, ½ fistful of pistachios, 2 cardamoms, and 2-3 tbsp grated coconut into a coarse powder. Add 8 to 9 tbsp of melted ghee to the ground mixture and shape them into laddoos. Adjust the quantity of ghee according to the number of laddoos you want to make. 

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3. Poha Cutlets

If you want to add a crispy twist to your typical evening snack, poha cutlets can be your saviour. Wash and drain 2 cups of beaten rice. Soak ¼ cup of split moong dal for 30 minutes in warm water. Make a coarse paste with beaten rice and 1 tbsp chopped green chillies. Don’t add any water. Transfer this to a bowl and add 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander, ¼ cup chopped spinach, salt and 2 tsp sugar. Make round cutlets using this mixture and set them on a plate. Grease a non-stick Tawa and cook the cutlets until they turn golden on both sides. Serve with chutney or ketchup. 

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4. Poha Pakoda

These golden, puffy pakodas can be such a tasty treat with your cup of evening tea. Combined ½ cup boiled and mashed potatoes, ½ cup boiled green peas, 2 tbsp yoghurt, 1 ½ tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1 cup poha, ½ tsp garam masala powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, salt, ½ tsp red 1 tsp chilli powder and coriander powder in a bowl. Divide the mixture into small pakoda shapes and fry on both sides till they turn golden. Serve with ketchup or chutney. 

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