Chirer Polao (Bengali-Style Poha) Recipe

Chirer Polao, also known as Bengali-Style Poha, is a popular breakfast dish in Bengal, India. It is made with flattened rice flakes, also known as poha, and is flavored with spices and vegetables. This dish is light, flavorful, and easy to make, making it a perfect option for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack.

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Ingredients for Chirer Polao (Bengali-Style Poha) Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Flattened Rice Flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2.25 Y Leaves
  • 1/4 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Grated Ginger
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.13 teaspoon Sugar
  • as needed Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Chirer Polao (bengali-style Poha) Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Start by rinsing the poha under running water to remove any impurities. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 2.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Let them splutter.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions, green chilies, and ginger. Saute until the onions turn translucent.
  • STEP 4.Add turmeric powder, salt, and sugar. Mix well.
  • STEP 5.Add the rinsed poha and mix gently to coat it with the spices. Cook for a few minutes until heated through.
  • STEP 6.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.
  • STEP 7.Cooking Tips: Be careful not to over-soak the poha as it can become mushy. You can add vegetables like peas, carrots, and potatoes for added flavor and nutrition.
  • STEP 8.Storage and Serving: Chirer Polao is best served hot and fresh. It can be enjoyed on its own or with a side of yogurt or chutney.

Cooking Tips

  • Be careful not to over-soak the poha as it can become mushy.
  • You can add vegetables like peas, carrots, and potatoes for added flavor and nutrition.

Storage and Serving

  • Chirer Polao is best served hot and fresh.
  • It can be enjoyed on its own or with a side of yogurt or chutney.
Nutrition
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661
calories per serving
17 g Fat20 g Protein104 g Carbs10 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    17g
  • Protein
    20g
  • Carbs
    104g
  • Fiber
    10g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    104g
  • Protein
    20g
  • Fiber
    10g

Fats

  • Fat
    17g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    84mg
  • Iron
    7mg
  • Vitamin A
    525mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    7mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    89mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    41mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    177mg
  • Manganese
    2mg
  • Phosphorus
    375mg
  • Selenium
    3mcg
  • Zinc
    3mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp