On the weekends, we usually make it a point to start the day right with some breakfast over hot chai. In fact I get out of bed only when I have a clear picture of whats going to be on for breakfast! I love poha or flattened rice. It's quick, easy and delicious. Now thats not a combination we see that often. Poha can be flavored in many different ways, anything you put in an upma (oh no not that again) can be used in poha. Buy thick flattened rice for this as they tend to be plumper and not fall apart. To prep poha, rinse it under running water in a colander making sure all the grains are moistened. Then allow to drain.
|2 cups thick poha or flattened rice|
salt to taste
|Rinse poha, allow to drain. Add salt, toss and set aside|
|2 tsp oil|
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp black gram dal (soaked in water for 2 mins and drained)
3 dried red chillies
3 green chillies minced or chopped fine
|Heat oil in a skillet, add the other ingredients, allow to sputter.|
|3/4 cup grated coconut (thawed if frozen)||Add and fry till coconut turns a reddish brown|
Add poha and cook till dry
Enjoy with a steaming cup of tea. If you don't have poha, you can also substitute cooked rice. Just increase the amount of coconut and you'll have coconut rice.
Coconut Poha - my entry to From my rasoi breakfast event hosted by Meena of Hooked on Heat.