Poha is a much-loved Indian breakfast food that has a number of variants in different parts of the country.
Whether you like to eat it the traditional way with peanuts, curry leaves, et al, or whether you love to munch on the chivda prepared from this flattened rice dish,
poha holds a unique appeal that is almost universal. In Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Rajasthan, poha is eaten topped with some spicy bhujia and with a side of sweet and sugary jalebis or imartis. On the other hand, in Maharashtra, poha has potatoes added to it and is served with a side of some chutney and topped with crunchy, bright yellow sev. But did you know that poha is incredibly healthy too?There’s a reason poha is considered the perfect breakfast food and has gained traction not just across India, but also globally. For one, it’s incredibly easy-to-prepare and even a novice cook may not go wrong with any basic poha recipe. For another, it’s cooked along with a number of vegetables like peas, potato, coriander and even crunchy peanuts are added to it.
This makes the dish more nutritious and filling. It’s also easily available and packs in a nutritious punch for very cheap!