March 31, 2012

How to Make Zero Oil Poha

By Naiya Sheth : Learn how to make zero oil poha. In Ahmadabad, I saw so many street foods like bhel, sev puri, Pani puri, vada pav, dabeli, dal vada, Dahi puri, pakodas etc. But normally they are full of calories. From some time hot poha is available at the road side. When I saw I was really surprised that it was low cal. and stomach filler food. So I also tried to make it in my kitchen, and after some experiments, I succeed to make it at home in my microwave without a drop of oil. And believe me, it was very tasty and quick. And it was very easy to make it. So, enjoy this zero oil poha at home as breakfast or evening tea time snack.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 3 to 4 minutes
Serves - 4 person

Ingredients to make Zero Oil Poha:  

3 cups poha 
2 to 3 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon powder sugar

For garnishing:

spicy sev
Masala bundi
Grated beet root
Grated carrot (opt.)
Pomegranate seeds
1 big onion finely chopped
Finely chopped coriander leaves

Method to make Zero Oil Poha:
  • Wash and soak poha for 5 minutes. (I used thick poha.)
  • Mix salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, lemon juice, green chillies and   sugar to it. Mix well and transfer into wet muslin cloth.
  • Cook for 1 1/2 minutes with a muslin cloth in the microwave at MICRO HI.
  • Transfer into microwave safe bowl and again cook for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave at MICRO HI.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with onion,masala bundi,coriander, sev, pomegranate, grated carrot and beetroot.
  • Enjoy piping hot Zero Oil Poha at home for breakfast or snack.
  • A single teaspoon oil can be mixed at the time of cooking.
  • Always sprinkle some water while reheating poha.

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