It is not easy to get out of bed early in the morning, especially in this cold weather. In such a situation, deciding on what to make for breakfast is a different ballgame altogether. This is why, most of the time we stick to simple and 'safe' options like omelettes, bread and cereals. Let's agree, having the same meal every single day can be mundane and super boring, making us want to skip the fuss completely. But, skipping breakfast is not something we (or any health expert) recommend. Doing so could result in poor metabolism and low energy level and may also lead to weight gain. What do we do then? Thankfully, there are plenty of simple recipes to the rescue- poha being one such popular option. A popular breakfast option in India, poha is wholesome, fuss-free and can be made in just a few minutes. Quintessentially, poha is made with flattened rice (or chiwda). For the unversed, chiwda is also referred to as poha in some regions in India. But if you look around, you will find several unique variations of a poha recipe. Besides chiwda, poha is also made with oats, bread and puffed rice.
Here, we bring you a quick and easy murmura poha recipe to try for breakfast. Now, you might get confused with puffed rice and flattened rice. Let's find the difference between the two.
What Is The Difference Between Puffed Rice And Flattened Rice? | Is Poha Different From Puffed Rice?
Both poha and puffed rice (murmura) are made of the same ingredient - rice. But there is a huge difference in the making process and of course, also in terms of look, taste and texture. Puffed rice has a crunchy and airy texture; whereas, flattened rice is pressed and chewy.
To make poha, rice is parboiled, then rolled, flattened and sun-dried. On the other hand, puffed rice is prepared by washing rice, then parboiling and drying it completely. The rice grain is then tossed in a hot pan filled with hot salt.
How To Make Murmura Poha? | What Is Murmura Poha Made Of?
Ingredients to make murmura poha:
To make the dish, we need murmura, tomato, onion, curry leaves, boiled potato, roasted peanuts, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
Method to make murmura poha:
Heat oil, add curry leaves, onion, tomato, potato, peanuts, red chilli powder and turmeric powder, and cook everything together. Add murmura and salt to it and mix. And you have murmura poha ready to be relished.
Watch the detailed recipe video in the header section.
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