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Power Poha

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पावर पोहा रेसिपी | पौष्टिक काबुली चना पोहा | - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Power Poha, Healthy Kabuli Chana Poha in Hindi) 

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Power poha is a protein rich breakfast for people of all ages. The addition of white chick peas make healthy kabuli chana poha. Bright yellow poha, interspersed with everybody’s favourite kabuli chana, with tomatoes for added brightness and lemon juice for a refreshing tang, protein poha is quite appealing. Learn how to make protein rich breakfast.

To make power poha, first wash and drain the poha. Then begin by tempering cumin seeds in hot oil. Add onions to it and sauté and cook the tomatoes too. Add spices powders like chilli powder and turmeric powder and cook them too. Add soaked poha, sugar, coriander, sugar and salt and mix and cook for 2 minutes. That’s it, healthy kabuli chana poha is ready for serving.

Iron (haeme) and protein (globin) together make up hemoglobin – a key pigment of blood which helps in supplying oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. Thus

iron-rich poha and protein-rich kabuli chana, healthy kabuli chana poha is an ideal breakfast that provides for your kids’ active days and constant growth.

Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the protein poha for sure, as that Vitamin C in it will further help in the absorption of iron.

Serve it to kids or adults, all will enjoy. Senior citizens who cannot chew well can also try this poha. Remember that the kabuli chana should be well cooked or rather slightly over cooked for them. This protein rich breakfast is a family fare.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For Power Poha
2 cups thick beaten rice (jada poha)
1/2 cup soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/4 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For power poha

    For power poha
  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. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the turmeric powder, tomatoes and kabuli chana, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the green chilli paste, chilli powder, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the soaked beaten rice, sugar, lemon juice and coriander, mix well and cook on medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve the power poha hot.

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To make power poha, kabuli chana poha

  1. To make power poha recipe | healthy kabuli chana poha | protein poha | protein rich breakfast, wash and drain the beaten rice or Poha.  
  2. Drain all the water and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a broad non stick pan. 
  4. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle. 
  5. When the seeds crackle, add onions and saute on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes to cook the onions. The onions for healthy kabuli chana poha should be translucent and pink when cooked, do not brown them. 
  6. Add turmeric powder. Make sure you do not add excessive, as it may make our poha taste earthy. 
  7. Add tomatoes. Tomatoes will add a nice flavor to poha and make it even tastier. 
  8. Add soaked and boiled kabuli chana. Kabuli chana makes the dish protien rich as it is rich in protein and healthy. 
  9. Mix well and cook protein poha on medium flame for 2-3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. 
  10. Add green chilli paste to add spice to your power poha
  11. Add chili powder, salt to taste along with 2 tbsp of water. 
  12. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. 
  13. Add the soaked beaten rice for protein rich breakfast 
  14. Add sugar to balance off the spice and add a little sweetness. This is optional, if you wish you can avoid it. 
  15. Add lemon juice and coriander to perk up the taste of power poha
  16. Mix well and cook on medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. 
  17. Serve power poha hot.

Power Poha - Iron and Protein Rich Breakfast

  1. Poha, also called as rice flakes, is a source of iron.
  2. Kabuli chana, on the other hand, adds enough protein.
  3. Both iron and protein together help build your he,pglobin stores and avoid fatigue setting in.
  4. Lemon juice has been wisely added to increase iron absorption.
  5. Kids, adults, anemic, cancer patients, heart patients, pregnant mothers and lactating mothers all can enjoy this delicacy.
  6. This is also a gluten free breakfast.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy199 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates35 g
Fiber3.7 g
Fat4.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.9 mg

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Power Poha, Healthy Kabuli Chana Poha
 on 12 Jan 20 11:42 AM

I was always bored of the regular poha but adding chickpeas is an interesting and innovative variation. This is not only healthy but also very tasty.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Winnie, we are glad you liked the recipe. Thank you for your feedback.
14 Jan 20 02:17 PM
पावर पोहा
 on 30 Apr 18 08:02 AM

Healthy and testy breakfast. Good recipes.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Manisha, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes from our website and give us your feedback.
30 Apr 18 03:11 PM
पावर पोहा
 on 28 Jul 16 09:46 PM

very good very nice thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Ramesh , we are delighted you loved the Power Poha recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
29 Jul 16 09:32 AM
पावर पोहा
 on 20 Jul 16 12:46 PM

Kaha jata hai ki subaah ka nasta pustik aur pet bharke karna chahiye. Power poha apne ap me taste aur energy se malamal hai.
Power Poha
 on 10 Aug 13 06:51 PM

Power Poha
 on 29 Aug 12 10:23 AM

this is rich in protein, very good for breakfast. I tried this for my and husband's breakfast as I am working full time. I also tried this for my nephew who is 4 years old
Power Poha
 on 21 Oct 10 11:03 PM

i use to add green peas to poha but kabuli chana...never imagined! these power poha is extremely tasty and innovative. it has become a part of my breakfast menu and sometimes i make it for my daughters tiffin.