Tomato Poha

"This is a popular Indian snack (a speciality of Gujratis) served around tea time. I am absolutely in love with this snack. I enjoyed it tonight, it was my dinner:) Its very tasty and easy to make as well, also filling and really enjoyable."
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  • Wash poha.
  • Drain water.
  • Refresh with just sufficient water to cover poha and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, drain out water completely, loosen poha and break lumps, if any.
  • Add salt, lime juice, turmeric powder and red chilli powder to poha.
  • Mix well using a spoon.
  • In a broad saucepan or heavy based pan, heat oil.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Allow to crackle.
  • Add onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Stir-fry on medium-high flame until onions turn golden brown.
  • Add potatoes and tomatoes, mixing well.
  • After 3-5 minutes, add groundnuts and poha and mix well.
  • Cook on low flame for 5-7 minutes.
  • (Please keep mixing every minute in order to ensure that poha does not stick to the bottom of the vessel).
  • Remove from flame.
  • Transfer to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

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  1. I make poha often but never used tomato in it. So I tried your recipe and it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. really delicious! first time making this and surprised by how much flavor there is and also so healthy. def making this again!
  3. The best poha recipe ever! I don't like tomatoes in my poha so just left them out and had "regular" poha for my lunch today. I'll be using this recipe often. Thanks Charishma :)
  4. hi charishma, absolutely delicious recipe! my husband does not eat flattened rice but he loved this very much. thanks for posting this recipe. i will search for some more recipes that you might have written.
  5. oh yes charishma i have been making poha the same way n eating it for years its really good if u wanna loose weight fills the stomach without much calorie count i love this with aloo bundi raita !!!!


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