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Hii foodies!!

I hope you are eating your breakfast correctly. By the way, when it comes to breakfast, the foremost thing that comes to mind is poha. Isn’t it? But have you ever heard about the poha vada? It is the healthiest form of vada. Today we are making this unique and healthy breakfast recipe. Let’s have a look at the ingredients. 

Ingredients 

  • Poha – 1 cup (washed)
  • Semolina – ½ cup
  • Curry leaves – 8-10 
  • Lemon juice – 1 (lemon)
  • Curry leaves – ½ tablespoon (finely chopped)
  • Green coriander leaves – ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Red capsicum – ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Yellow capsicum – ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Green chilly – ½ teaspoon (chopped)
  • Cold-pressed coconut oil –  1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon 
  • Cumin – ½ teaspoon (roasted)
  • Garlic – 1 teaspoon (chopped and roasted)
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1(finely chopped)
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon 
  • Coriander – 1 teaspoon (crushed)
  • Cayenne pepper – ½ teaspoon 
  • Cumin powder – ½ teaspoon

Instruction 

It may take a little extra time to gather all the ingredients. Once you are done, jump to the instruction part.

  1. Grab a blender and add 1 cup of Poha, ½ cup of semolina, 8-10 curry leaves,  lemon juice, and a little water. Blend everything and transfer to the bowl.
  2. Now to that bowl, add ½ tablespoon of finely chopped curry leaves, ½ cup of finely chopped green coriander leaves, ½ cup of finely chopped red capsicum and yellow capsicum, and ½ teaspoon of chopped green chilly. Mix everything together and make a fine dough.
  3. Apply some oil to your palms and take a little dough. Give it a round shape and make a hole in the center, just like the vada.
  4. Take a steamer and steam all the vadas for 10 minutes. 
  5. Now heat a pan and add cold-pressed coconut oil, mustard seeds- ½ teaspoon, cumin- ½ teaspoon (roasted), garlic- 1 teaspoon (chopped and roasted), onion- 1 (finely chopped), tomato- 1(finely chopped) and cook for some time.
  6. After that, add salt- as per taste, turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon, coriander- 1 teaspoon (crushed), cayenne pepper- ½ teaspoon, cumin powder- ½ teaspoon. Cook everything properly.
  7. Put all the vadas into this mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes. Cook from both sides so all the spices can get into the vadas.  
  8. Serve the yummy and healthy vadas with chutney.

Benefits 

Poha vada is not only tasty but healthy as well. There are many ingredients used in this recipe, and some of them are super healthy. Let’s see some of the health facts about the ingredients of the poha vada. 

Poha 

It might surprise you to learn that Poha has probiotic benefits. Fermentation occurs during Poha’s production process. The beneficial bacteria that are produced when proteins and carbohydrates are metabolised are retained, and they keep the gut in good condition!

Poha is less processed and easier to cook and digest than other foods. Poha is the finest breakfast item since it contains 30% fat and 70% nutritious carbohydrates.

Curry leaves

Aside from having a strong characteristic smell and bitter flavour, curry leaves are a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, and B2, calcium, and iron. Including curry leaves in your meals can help alleviate conditions including nausea, stomach problems, diabetes, diarrhoea, and dysentery.

Capsicum 

Bell peppers, commonly referred to as sweet peppers or capsicums, are very nutrient-dense vegetables. They contain carotenoids, which are antioxidants that may lessen inflammation, lower the risk of cancer, and guard against oxidative damage to cholesterol and lipids.

So these were the amazing health benefits of Poha Vada. Try out this recipe in your breakfast and tell us more about it in the comments. 

References

https://drrebeccaprincipe.com/blog/7sneakyfoodsforyourliver

https://www.medicoverhospitals.in/articles/benefits-of-curry-leaves

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