Poha is nothing but beaten rice flakes. it is eaten by many households in the Indian sub continent and is a very healthy breakfast. Poha or rice flakes has the capacity to absorb lots of water when it is soaked and when cooked it leaves your stomach feeling full so you will nit feel hunger pangs after a couple of hours.One the benefit of beaten rice is that it is fat, cholesterol and sodium free. Thus it is beneficial for obese and hypertensive patients. It is rich in riboflavin, vitamin E, Calcium, and Magnesium.So wanted to make something very much tempting,tasty and off course attractive in looks too,as we use poha mostly to make kande-pohe /veg pohe.

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  • Yields: serves 2-3 person
  • 2 cup thin poha (beaten rice flakes)(soaked in water for 5 mins)
  • 1 colocasia (arbi)(boiled and grated)
  • 1 small potato (boiled and grated)
  • 3 tablespoon paneer / tofu (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts (roasted and crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon green chilli paste / as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda-bi-carb
  • salt to taste
  • thin corn flour slurry as needed
  • poppy seeds as needed
  • oil for frying
  • tooth pics as required

In a large bowl,mix first 12 ingredients with light hand.Keep covered for 5 mins,so that all flavors blend with poha.


Make marble size balls with mixture and deep in thin cornflour slurry.Now cover with poppy seeds.


In a hot oil fry on medium flame till,golden brown.Tuck with toothpicks and serve hot with ketchup/salsa/green chutney/or as it is with any hot or cold beverage....:)


NOTE:Mostly whenever we make any starter we use dry mango powder to make it tangy and also for avoiding too much moisture,so you guys may be thinking that why i used fresh lemon juice....hmmm.But my frnds i used lemon juice in this recipe;just to fully absorb the IRON from poha.So pl. follw the recipe in case you try ur hands on it.


NOTE: You can avoid colocasia or potato or can add raw banana or any other finely chopped veggies to it,but pl. don"t forget to add fresh lemon juice to it.


A nice and quick option for any get together or birthday or cocktail / mocktail party:)))))))

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By Sangeeta on Nov 29, 2011

thx shashi:))))))

By shashi on Nov 23, 2011

:lol: liked this