Orange is known to have several health benefits and is among the most popular fruits around the world. You can have Orange as a snack and also a major recipe ingredient in many dishes. Nowadays orange juice is an integral part of a healthy breakfast. Oranges are also a good source of fibre, vitamin B, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.
Orange is my favorite fruit and I never missed any chance to add orange into my cooking. Earlier, I posted a delicious Orangey Besan Dhokla in which I replaced sugar with orange juice. This time I tried poha recipe with fresh orange juice and it turned out super delicious.
Poha is a Maharashtrian delicacy, which has a perfect balance of taste and nutrition. It is a quick recipe, which you can pack for your kid’s lunch box or as a mid-time snack or a breakfast dish. The nutrition value of this recipe makes it a perfect dish for people of all age groups. This dish is perfect for someone looking for a light meal, as it has a perfect balance of flattened rice and very mild spices with tangy orange flavor.
Orangey Poha – Vitamin C Rich Breakfast Recipe
Poha – 1 cup
Finely chopped onion – 2
Finely chopped green chilly – 1
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 7
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Fresh orange juice – 3/4 cup
Chopped orange pieces of one orange
Soaked Raisins – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
- Put poha in a colander and wash twice. Leave brown poha in a colander to drain out completely.
- Now soak drained poha in fresh orange juice ( 1/2 cup) for 10 minutes.
- Heat oil in a nonstick pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, onions. Cook onions until they are translucent.
- Now add turmeric, salt, chili powder, chopped green chilies. Cook for 5 minutes on high flame.
- Lower the flame and add soaked poha. Mix it well and cook for another 3 minutes. Switch off the flame and add 1/4 cup of orange juice.
- Mix them well and cover the lid. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes open the lid. Garnish with chopped orange and soaked raisins.