Want a breakfast that tasty, quick to make and healthy yet light- how about a bowl of poha. Part of the traditional Maharashtrian cuisine, poha is a delicious way to start the day. Flattened or beaten rice forms the base of this breakfast favourite. Traditional poha doesn’t take too long to make but wouldn’t it be great if this process could be quickened even further. This is where DesiMealz comes in. the DesiMealz ready to eat Poha takes less than 5 minutes to be ready.
No Cook Instant Poha
The best part of DesiMealz poha is that you don’t need to stand in the kitchen to get it ready. There are two ways you can make this instant poha.
The Microwave Method
Empty the contents of the DesiMealz box into a glass bowl. Add the masala sachets and 150ml of water. Stir and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. Mix everything together and you’ve got a piping hot breakfast!
The Hot Water Method
You may not always have microwave available. For example, say you’re traveling and all you have is a kettle. Even with just this, you can enjoy your favourite breakfast in a jiffy. Add 150ml of lukewarm water to the Desimealz poha. Cover the bowl tightly and leave aside for 5-6 minutes. While you finish getting ready, this poha will cook on its own. When you’re ready to eat, mix everything together and take a bite!
What’s in your poha?
Desimealz offers three variants of ready to eat poha – a masala poha, tamarind poha and yin yang poha. Each poha has a uniquely delicious flavour.
The masala poha contains Pounded Rice, Edible Oil, Green Chilly, Groundnuts, Salt, Bengal Gram, Split Black Gram, Lemon, Cumin, Mustard, Turmeric, Curry Leaves and Asafoetida.
The tamarind poha is an interesting variation with added Tamarind and a few different spices.
The Yin Yang poha is a favourite with mothers since it contains added vegetables like Carrot, Beans, Onions, Cabbage and Capsicum. Isn’t this a great way to increase your vegetable consumption?
Peanuts play quite a crucial role in the taste of traditional poha. So, these products are processed on machinery where peanuts, soya, other nuts and mustard have also been processed. Of your allergic to any of these ingredients, you may want to check with your doctor before indulging in it.
Why Poha ?
A delicious flavour is not the only reason poha is a popular breakfast. It has a number of health benefits too. With a base of flattened rice, this is a good source of carbohydrates. Carbs are the body’s source of energy and so this breakfast gives you the energy to start the day on the right note. It also makes it easy to digest.
In addition, poha is a good probiotic. This is because the process of parboiling, drying and beating the rice to make poha ferments it. Thus, it’s a great breakfast for people having digestive trouble. Since this dish is rich in fiber , it can also help control blood sugar levels. This makes poha the perfect choice for diabetics.
Breakfast is a meal that should never be missed even if you’re on a diet. If you’re trying to lose weight, poha may be the ideal food to start the day. It’s not just a great source of energy, it’s also low in calories. This will keep you full for longer without making you feel stuffed or bloated. Poha with vegetables like the Yin Yang poha also gives your body added vitamins and minerals.
DesiMealz: The Ultimate Hunger Buster
DesiMealz knows what it’s like to live a busy life where though you enjoy traditional foods, there simply isn’t the time to make them. That’s why they’ve simplified it. Now all your favourite Indian foods can be ready in a jiffy. DesiMealz ready to eat poha is made with wholesome ingredients and a recipe that stays true to the original. Unlike restaurant food, they’re not heavy on the oil and thus are much healthier. That’s not all, it has a long shelf life too. So, you can stock up your pantry and enjoy these meals any time you like. All that’s left now is to decide which poha you’re going to taste first. So, what will it be?