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Monday, January 27, 2014

Typical Indian breakfast from Western India

Different parts of India have different cuisines. If paratha or dalia are some of the stable breakfast foods from North India, pohe or poha and dahi vada are often eaten in Maharashtra, in western India.

Pohe as it is called in Marathi and (Poha in Hindi)is made from flattened or beaten rice. It is soaked a little bit in water before stir frying in a tadka. It is a light, high carbohydrate breakfast. Finely cut veggies or nuts can add to its nutritional value. Dahi vada is more a speciality of the south of India, but eaten as part of the Maharashtrian diet. These are vadas made from urad dal (lentils) which are soaked in dahi or curds (home made yogurt).

Both these dishes are decorated with chopped coriander and freshly ground coconut, as well as spices.

Indian breakfast from Maharashtra

A close up of the dahi vada. Red pepper powder and chaat masala are used for decoration as well as taste. The different colours make for a very pretty and delicious looking dish.

Dahi vada

Fresh corander and fresh coconut not only add to the looks of the pohe, but also add to its nutritional value. Freshly cut raw tomato does the same.

Poha or Pohe

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