This yummy dish is filled with the goodness of semolina and veggies
Trying to lose weight? Then, poha is the best option for a nutritious breakfast. In addition to being a healthy source of carbs, iron and fibre and vital vitamins and antioxidants, poha constitutes a great wholesome meal, which is light and gluten free. It is an extremely versatile food item, cooked in different ways across different regions. Poha Balls is one such variant. This Udupi-style Poha Balls recipe is a unique and interesting twist to the regular poha recipes.
This breakfast recipe is supremely delicious and satiates those early morning pangs. Made from beaten rice along with semolina and other veggies, turned into tiny balls and then tempered with curry leaves, mustard and cumin seeds, this recipe is effortless and absolutely filling for the stomach. This Udupi recipe is vegetarian.
Poha means beaten or flatten rice. It is also called chind in Bengali, atukulu in Telugu, aval in Malayalam and Tamil, avalakki in Kannada, and so on. Poha is the signature dish of Indore. It is a poor man’s meal. It is believed that Maratha warriors brought it to North India and reached throughout the nation. Poha also finds its early mentions in the Sudama-Krishna friendship fables, when the poor friend goes to meet his rich friend, relishing the memories of their youth.