Poha Bhajias

Poha Bhajias

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Crispy outside and soft inside, these scrumptious Poha Bhajias are perfect for a rainy day. Curd imparts a nice tangy flavour to the beaten rice, while an assortment of nutritious veggies add to the taste and volume of these bhajias. The curd also plays an important role in increasingly the crispiness of these besan-bound bhajias, while the tempering imparts a traditional yet tempting aroma to this delicious snack.

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Poha Bhajias recipe - How to make Poha Bhajias

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 30 bhajias (30 bhajia )
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1 cup beaten rice (poha)
1/2 cup whisked curds (dahi) dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup boiled green peas
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
5 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
salt to taste

For The Tempering
1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
2 pinches of asafoetida (hing)

Other Ingredients
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
tomato ketchup
  1. Place the poha in a sieve and hold it under running water for a few seconds. Keep aside for 2 minutes for the water to drain out completely.
  2. Combine the soaked and drained poha, curds-water mixture in a deep bowl , mix well and cover and keep aside for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and ¼ cup water, mix well and keep aside.
  4. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds and asafoetida, and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Remove from flame, add this tempering to the poha mixture and mix well.
  7. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and drop spoonfuls of the mixture using your fingers and deep-fry, a few at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  8. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make more bhajias. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  9. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup

Nutrient values per bhajia
Energy52 cal
Protein0.9 g
Carbohydrates3.8 g
Fiber0.6 g
Fat3.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A65.8 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C0.2 mg
Folic Acid4.2 mcg
Calcium12.5 mg
Iron0.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium3.3 mg
Potassium28 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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