Dosha benefits: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
- 3 tbsp coconut oil or any oil of your choice
- 3 cups flattened rice (called Poha)
- 1 big potato chopped into small cubes
- 1 big onion finely chopped
- ½ cup green peas
- ¼ cup mixed vegetables diced into small pieces (carrots and sweet peppers)
- 2 to 3 green chilies finely chopped
- 8 to 10 curry leaves
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp asafetida
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Salt to tast
- ½ cup lemon or lime juice
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
- Put flattened rice flakes in a strainer.
- Hold strainer under running tap water for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Let the flattened rice sit for 5 to 7 minutes to allow excess water to drain.
- In the meantime, prepare the tempering for poha.
- Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, asafetida, curry leaves, chopped green chilies and cumin seeds.
- Once they start to pop, add the chopped onions. Sauté for 1 minute.
- Add chopped potatoes and cook till it is almost cooked.
- Add green peas, carrots and peppers and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add turmeric and then the strained flattened rice. Mix well.
- Add salt to taste and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
- Turn off the head and garnish with coriander leaves.
- Add lemon or lime juice and serve hot.
- Poha is easy to digest and quite balancing for tri-doshas. It is a good breakfast food and very nutritive.
Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.