Vegetable loaded healthy chirer ( rice flakes / poha ) pulao

This is an age old Bengali breakfast recipe. This is also a healthy and wholesome lunch box idea, loaded with all the required nutrients for your Little ones. So, your child will love you for such tasty lunch and at the same time you can ensure his/her healthy eating.

Ingredients

Chire/poha/rice flakes 1 and 1/2 cup washed clean

Cauliflower 1/2 cup cut into small florets

French beans 1/2 cup finely chopped 

Carrots 1/2 cup finely chopped 

Capsicum 1/4 cup finely chopped 

Green peas 1/4 cup

Green chillies 2 or 3 chopped 

Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup finely chopped 

Onion 1 small finely chopped

Roasted peanuts 1/4 cup

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Whole dry red chilli 1

Bay leaf 1

Whole cumin 1 tsp

1/4 tsp each of:

Turmeric powder 

Kashmiri red chilli powder 

Cumin powder 

Coriander powder 

Garam masala powder 

Salt as per taste

Sugar as per taste

Oil 1 tbsp

Ghee 1/2 tsp

Procedure

  • Heat oil in a kadhai at medium flames. Once hot temper it with the whole spices
  • add the chopped onion and sauté till they turns translucent. Then add the peanuts and stir fry for few seconds ( as they are already roasted )
  • then add the veggies one by one, except the coriander leaves, with constant mixing and frying. Fry the veggies untill mostly cooked. You can use vegetables of your choice
  • then add the ginger paste and stir and mix for about a minute or untill it’s raw smell disappears 
  • then add the spice powder, salt and about a tbsp of water and mix well. Cover and cook for a minute or so 
  • remove the cover, add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well by stirring for few seconds
  • then add the chire and mix well with the veggies. Cover and cook at minimum flames for about 1/2 minute.
  • Open cover, stir well and add the sugar and ghee. Mix well and switch off the flames. Let the pulao rest for some time
  • your healthy vegetable loaded chirer pulao is ready to get served.

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