Batata Poha (Rice Flakes)

I was getting late in the morning, and there was absolutely no time to make any lavish breakfast, and with minimal ingredients at home, I resorted to make the batata poha, a tried and tested, yet never-failing snack. "Poha" is nothing else but rice flakes, and for those who are used to having rice flakes in the form of cereals for breakfast, try this indianized version
which is simple, filling and highly nutritious!!

3 cups poha (rice flakes), 1 small potato-boiled and chopped, half an onion bulb-chopped finely, 4-5 curry leaves, 2 green chillies finely chopped, jeera seeds, 3 tbsp oil, spices - salt, turmeric powder, sugar and lemon juice- to taste, chopped cilantro and dried dessicated coconut to garnish

Place the rice flakes in a colander and wash them with water. Soak them a little and let the water drip out by itself from the colander. meanwhile, add the oil to a pan and add the curry leaves, jeera and green chillies. When it starts to splutter, add the chopped onions and saute for some time. When glazed and cooked, add the boiled potatoes, all the spices and finally the rice flakes. Mix everything well without breaking the poha. Do not add water. If it looks dry, add a little more oil and cook covered on low flame for 7-8 mins or until the poha are cooked through.

There it is, an awesome breakfast or snack is ready !! Garnish with chopped coriander and dried coconut.

Tip: Serve hot with sev (similar to vermicelli, found in Indian grocery stores) sprinled on it for a bit of crunch

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