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What is Cilantro/Coriander Poha ?
An easy , light, quick to prepare family friendly breakfast dish in most South Indian homes. It is gluten free and loaded with the health benefits that cilantro/coriander/kothumalli herb has to offer.
Made with flattened rice flakes, enriched by coriander leaves and toasted peanuts it is a healthy evening snack , when eaten with a cup of hot steaming coffee.
The Back Story
Spring has sprung in our parts , a glorious warm weather is what we have been having for the past few days.
When the weather starts getting warm, a need for some kind of light and easy breakfast arises.
Gone are the winter days of dark and gloom, when all you wanted was to fill yourself with some comfort food which was heavy and filling and not necessarily healthy, leading to more sluggishness of both mind and body.
Come warm weather all that changes, something light and easy is all you crave for, to catch up with all the activity around you.
Is Cilantro Poha healthy?
Coriander/Cilantro Poha is made with Aval/Flattened Rice /Poha. It is typical breakfast item in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu,where I grew up. It is healthy, light and easy to cook and digest, a favorite breakfast item in most households in the warmer months.
Kothumali /Cilantro/Coriander has a lot of health and medicinal benefits, and often called the wonder herb is an essential in most of South Indian cooking. My spice box is filled with nostalgia for me, of cherished aromas and sweet memories.
4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories79
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 4g 7%
- Saturated Fat 4g 20%
- Sodium 266mg 12%
- Potassium 84mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
- Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
- Sugars 5g
- Protein 1g 2%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
This Cilantro Poha churns memories of laughter and fun filled road trips of childhood.Here I am oceans apart, recreating childhood memories through food for my child, in a land I have begun to call home now.
My list of Poha recipes
My published posts using Beaten Rice/Poha/Aval/Bajeel are listed below for your interest.
- What is Poha?
- Kanda Poha/Beaten rice with Onions & Potatoes
- Kothumali Aval Upma/Cilantro Poha
- Huli Avalakki/Tamarind Poha
- Aval Pidi Kolkattai/Beaten Rice Dumpling
- Sri Krishna Festival /Gokulashtami Recipes with Poha
The Bottom Line
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