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Nisha's picture
Its a traditional maharashtrian dish.Known as kaandaa poha(kaanda=onion) (poha=beaten rice).There are several variations to this recipe!
  Beaten rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Poha)
  Oil 2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Udad dal 1 Teaspoon (Black Gram)
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Green chili pepper 3 , slit lengthwise or chopped
  Onion 3⁄4 Medium, thinly sliced
  Potato 1 Small, peeled and diced
  Salt To Taste
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Chopped coriander leaves 2 Teaspoon

Soak poha in enough water to cover for 5-10 minutes.
Drain and squeeze out excess water, working in batches of handfuls.
Heat oil in a skillet and add the mustard seeds, Urad dal, turmeric, and slit green chili. saute for few min.
When the mustard seeds start to sputter, add the onion and potato and saute for 5-7 or 8 min minutes. (until potato is soft)
Add salt and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of water, and cover.
After 5 minutes, uncover, add the poha and saute for another 5 minutes.
Remove from flame add the lime juice and garnish with chopped coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
beaten rice recipe

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 196 Calories from Fat 29

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.9%

Saturated Fat 0.25 g1.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 68.6 mg2.9%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.6%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 4 g7.4%

Vitamin A 3.7% Vitamin C 32.7%

Calcium 2% Iron 2.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Poha Recipe Video, Beaten Rice Recipe