One of my favorite Indian breakfasts (besides aloo paratha) is Poha.
Poha is flattened dehusked rice and is an easily digestible form of raw rice. Being quick to cook with, you will find poha as a very popular choice for breakfast in most Indian households. It also makes a healthy snack option, given its nutrition benefits.
Poha is high in iron, rich in fibre and also a healthier option to get your fix of carbs in the morning. And that is why it features on lot of indian tables as a breakfast option.
Even though celiacs should consult with their doctor before eating poha, poha is known to have very low amounts of gluten, making it fit for certain people who are uncomfortable with gluten. Poha is also very good for diabetics as it promotes slow release of sugar into the bloodstream. It also keeps you full for a longer time. (ref: thehealthsite.com)
While I have a great recipe for poha with veggies which I make often (I will definitely share it with you one of these days), today I am sharing this quick and easy poha patties recipe. Poha Patties is great to serve as an evening snack or even for breakfast. It also makes a great addition in your kids’ lunch boxes. You can make variations to the basic recipe I am sharing today by adding boiled peas, or peanuts. Use cilantro or mint leaves if you can’t find curry leaves. Curry leaves and poha can be found in most Indian grocery stores.
This besan chilla recipe was something that my grandfather made for us. Growing up, summer and winter vacations were always at my grandparents’ house. My grandmother was a great cook and almost all meals were cooked by her, but besan ka chilla and cold coffee were my grandfather’s forte.
Besan ka Chilla is kind of like a vegetarian omelet made from gram flour mixed with water (all those aquafaba stories you hear today- apparently something similar was being done by our grandparents long back and we had no clue).
Since nobody in our family, for religious purposes or because of allergies, had any problems with egg, my grandfather would make a variant of the besan ka chilla and would add egg to the whole mix. You can of course make it eggless, but then it wont be my grandfather’s recipe. I do have an eggless version with moong dal in the archives but today I am sharing the version that I have grown up on.
This post on buttermilk biscuits and homemade egg mcmuffins was supposed to go live on Father’s Day. It even started with this line: “With Father’s Day today, its only apt to post this recipe.”
But as you might have noticed, it did not go live on Father’s Day and instead on a Tuesday which I generally reserve for indian food as part of my Garam Masala Tuesdays series.
It is never to late to honor the special man in our life- who is there no matter what. And I dont need a single day to make my father know how much he means to me. I have mentioned this before as well, he is one person who always goes through my posts. Reads them, comments on them and then later sometimes even talks to me about the post. And no matter how mad he is at my decisions, he is always looking out for me and supporting me the best way he can.