Today's recipe is an extremely easy one which can be served for breakfast or for lunch or as a snack. Poha is considered to be very healthy and brown poha is more healthier. Poha pulao can be given as lunch for kids or for grownups. It is highly rich in iron and with addition of mixed vegetables it becomes rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Brown rice flakes are considered to have all the health benefits of brown rice. This comes handy on busy days when you don't have time to prepare an elaborate lunch or dinner. Isn't it easy.
Now let's see the health benefits of poha:
- Eating poha regularly can prevent iron deficiency or anaemia. It is considered to be best for children and pregnant women.
- It is high in carbohydrates which gives energy for the body to perform various functions. This makes it a very healthy breakfast option.
|brown aval||1 1/2 cup|
|ginger||1 small piece (crushed)|
|garlic||1 - 2 (crushed)|
|mixed vegetables||1 cup|
|oil||2 -3 teaspoon|
|cinnamon||1 small piece|
1. Chop all the vegetables and keep it aside. You can make use of any veggies which is available at home. I have used carrots, beans, potato and cauliflower. Chop onion and keep them separately.
2. In a pan, heat oil, add cinnamon, cloves and saute it for some time.
3. Then add chopped onion, and saute till it becomes translucent. Now add ginger garlic paste, green chilli and curry leaves. Saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off.
4. Now add mixed vegetables, salt and saute it nicely. Then add 1/2 cup of water, bring it to boil. Then reduce the flame to low, cover with a lid and let it cook till the vegetables get cooked properly.
5. Once the aval is cooked, add aval / poha and mix gently. If the aval you are using is thick, sprinkle little water and cook covered for 2 - 3 minutes.
6. Turn off the stove. Garnish with coriander leaves.
7. Aval pulao is ready to be served.
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Enjoy cooking and serving