Spruce up your usual poha with these ingredients.
Popular in Maharashtra, poha is a simple, delectable, and healthful snack. Poha is a delectable and convenient one-pot dish that can be made using onions, potatoes, and seasonings like chillies, crushed peanuts, lemon, and curry leaves, which is great when you don't feel like cooking. In the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, which is located in and around Ujjain and Indore, the lightly fried variant is a staple morning food. Depending on the amount of water added, it can be reconstituted with hot water to create a paste or porridge. Flattened rice is also consumed raw in villages, particularly in Chhattisgarh. It is mixed with jaggery. The country's most well-known Indori poha is served with a crunchy snack called sev. Well, poha is a versatile dish. You can make it in several ways to suit your flavours.
Here's how you can amp up your usual poha-
Imli chutney is a magic ingredient that can make any dish interesting. You can also add jaggery to the chutney to make it a khatti meethi chutney. After cooking the poha, spread 1 tbsp of imli chutney on it. Mix well so that the flavours get easily soaked in by the poha. This will give your poha a sweet and sour kick that will startle your taste buds.
Sev is a common Indian snack that is made out of tiny, crispy noodles prepared from chickpea flour paste that is then deep-fried in oil and seasoned with turmeric, cayenne, and ajwain. Indori poha is a dish which is known for the sev as its garnishing. After the poha is cooked, it is garnished with a lot of sev and coriander leaves. It gives the poha a crunchy texture which is worth trying.
Ever wondered why so many chaat dishes are garnished with pomegranate? Well, if you want a punch of sweetness and tanginess in your poha, add some pomegranate to it. Not only does it enhance the nutritional value, but it also tastes delicious and looks amazing.
Give your poha a South Indian touch by adding desiccated poha to it. After your tadka is done, add the desiccated coconut along with the poha. Mix well and make sure the ingredients are properly mixed. This will add an exotic and south Indian flavour to your poha by adding sweet and tropical flavours to it. You can also pour mustard seeds tadka over the poha to enhance the flavour more.