Tomato Poha, Thakkali Aval


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tomato poha recipe is a variation to Maharashtrian poha recipe and called as thakkali aval in South India. Looking for a quick and easy breakfast, then turn to tomato poha. Made from tomatoes, poha and a tempering of spices, this tomato poha is popular as a tiffin snack.


Poha can be thought of as our desi breakfast cereal! All over India, it is a very popular breakfast choice. Cooked it different ways, we show you a variation, tomato poha which is satiating and tasty.

Here, we show you how to make a tangy tomato poha. Make a traditional tempering of green chillies, curry leaves and mustard seeds. Then add the tomatoes and turmeric powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the washed and drained beaten rice, coriander, lemon juice, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Switch off the flame, add the milk and mix thakkali aval well. Serve tomato poha hot.

It is a totally no-fuss tomato poha recipe and you can make it on any busy day. A little bit of milk is added at the end of preparation, to keep the poha moist and soft.

You can also try other breakfast options like Upma and Sprouted Moong and Methi Chila.

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Tomato Poha, Thakkali Aval recipe - How to make Tomato Poha, Thakkali Aval

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. To make tomato poha, heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the tomatoes and turmeric powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, place the beaten rice in a sieve and hold it under running water for a few seconds. Toss well to drain out all the excess water.
  5. Add the washed and drained beaten rice, coriander, lemon juice, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Switch off the flame, add the milk and mix well.
  7. Serve the tomato poha hot.

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How to make Tomato poha

  1. To make tomato poha recipe | thakkali aval |  heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the asafoetida.
  3. Add curry leaves.  You can also toss in some peanuts to the tempering of tomato poha to add a little crunch.
  4. Add green chillies. Add as per your preference.
  5. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Add tomatoes.
  7. Add turmeric powder.
  8. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally or until the tomatoes are soft and mushy.
  9. Meanwhile, to prepare the tomato poha, clean and place the beaten rice or jada poha in a strainer.
  10. Place the beaten rice on a sieve under running water for a few seconds and wash lightly to soften them.
  11. Toss well to drain out all the excess water.
  12. Add the washed and drained beaten rice. For variations and healthy options, you can add finely chopped carrot, capsicum, peas, onion and saute till its cooked.
  13. Add coriander.
  14. Add lemon juice to make tomato poha tangier.
  15. Add sugar. You can skip adding sugar if you wish.
  16. Add salt.
  17. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Do stir to ensure that poha does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  18. Switch off the flame, add the milk to soften Thakkali Aval.
  19. Mix well and tomato poha | thakkali aval | is ready.
  20. Serve  tomato poha | thakkali aval | hot. You can relish tomato poha for breakfast, dinner or even as an evening snack with tea or coffee.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy189 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates26 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat8.2 g
Cholesterol0.6 mg
Sodium8.7 mg

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Tomato Poha, Indian Breakfast Recipe
5
 on 13 Oct 17 05:12 PM


This poha recipe is just so easy and simple to make... I carry this in my dabba it has no onions and plus it doesnt tasted dry as it has tomatoes. Perfect recipe for people like me who eat breakfast on my way or at work...