Here is one fast food, that’s unbelievably simple and so good to have handy especially while traveling.
My mother follows a satvik lifestyle and doesn’t eat at regular restaurants when she travels. Eating out means only eating at specific temples only on specific occasions. Along with thriving on fruits most of the time she always carries this ready to make poha. All you need to do is add hot water to it and wait for a while and voila you have a warm meal ready!
Poha: 1 cup
Green chili: 2 nos (chopped)
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
Mustard seeds: ½ tsp
Peanuts: 1 tbsp
Channa dal: ½ tbsp
Hing: 2 pinches
Rock salt: ½ tsp
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Cold-pressed coconut oil: 1 tbsp
Heat oil and fry peanuts in the oil along with chana dal, mustard, green chillies, curry leaves, and hing.
When the chana dal is slightly browned and the peanuts are crisp, add poha, turmeric, and salt and roast it all together.
Stir continuously to ensure even roasting.
You know it is ready when the poha is crisp. You can test by chewing on some poha.
Cool well and store in an airtight jar.
Directions to use
Take the required amount of spiced roasted poha in a bowl and add just enough boiling hot water to cover the poha and quickly cover the bowl.
Leave it to rest for a minimum of 6 minutes.
After 6 minutes, mix together and enjoy warm moist savoury poha on the go.
This recipe can also be made oil-free by dry roasting all the ingredients if you so prefer it.
Add a dash of lime, grated cucumber, chopped onions, and tomatoes depending on availability.
Food group: grains
This is an option for healthy eating and avoiding junk foods while on the move.
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