This is a Indian festive sweet made with flattened rice flakes. For sweetening you may use jaggery or sugar. My personal preference is jaggery. This is Kanhaji's favourite bhog and is usually made on Krishna Janmashtami festival. This dish is prepared in less than 10 minutes. It is usually served for breakfast.
Poha / flattened rice flakes ..... 1 & 1/2 cups
Organic jaggery powder ......... 3/4 th cup
Ghee / clarified butter ............ 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Cardamom powder ................ 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder (saunf pd.)..... 1/2 tsp
Salt ...................................... 2 pinches
Cashew nuts ....................... handful (cut into halves)
Dry coconut slivers ............. handful
1. Rinse the poha under running water gently. Separate them with your fingers and set aside for 5 minutes.
2. Melt ghee in a pan and fry the cashews and coconut slivers to a golden brown colour on medium flame.
3. Remove them and set aside.
4. Reduce the flame to low and add the cardamom and fennel powders, salt and stir.
5. Add the jaggery powder and stir it a bit. Add 3-4 tbsps of water and bring to a boil on medium flame.
6. Stir continuously and when the water content is reduced and it becomes frothy, add the soaked poha, fried cashews and coconut slivers saving some for garnishing.
7. Stir gently until the poha absorb all the syrup.
8. Cover with a lid and keep it for dum on a low flame for jut 1 minute. We should not over cook the poha.
9. Switch off the gas flame and let them rest for few minutes. They will nicely puff up.
10. Dish them out, Garnish with the remaining fried cashews and coconut slivers.
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This recipe is made for the event - A-Z Recipe Challenge.
Season 1 - We have completed the first season making the recipes alphabetically with ingredients with English names. ( eg. A - Apple, Artichoke, Asparagus ..)
Season 2 - We decided to make the recipes alphabetically with Hindi names. ( A - Anar, Adrak Aloo ... )
This month the Alphabet is G and I selected Gud (jaggery) as my ingredient and made Gud Wale Pohe.
Recipe List of A-Z Challenge (Season 2)
A - Adraki Aloo (Baby Potatoes with ginger and spice powders)
B - Begun Bhaja ( Bengali style fried Brinjals)
C - Chukandar Ke Parathe (Stuffed Beetroot Parathas)
D - Farali Dahi Chawal ( Barnyard Millet Curd Rice / Samak ke Dahi Chawal )
E - Elaichi Cup Cakes ( Cardamom flavoured cup cakes )
F - False ke Biscuits ( Lemon Currant Cookies )
G - Gud Wale Pohe (Sweet Flattened Rice Flakes with jaggery)
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