I know I have been taking long breaks from blogging and there are many reasons for it, some are personal, some are worth sharing with all of you. The main reason why I can’t blog like before is my son, who needs me all the time, to play with him, to hear his life issues as a 3 year old (😅) and sometimes to just hug him tight, sitting on our sofa, looking outside at the birds. ❤️
But all this will last only for 4 more months as we have got him admission for Kindergarten (KG 1/ LKG) which he will join in April. It’s a bitter sweet moment for me as both the kids will be at school while the home turns empty.. Though I know I will get all the time in the world for myself, I really don’t know what I will do with that time 😂. Will definitely miss the chatter and the fun mornings with my son. ❤️
It’s been many days my husband has been asking me to restart blogging ( he loves this blog much more than me 😅) and I wanted more time to get my mind reset on blogging. Today he said he will play with the momma’s boy and here I am writing this blog.
I learned to make this roasted Poha snack long back when Nandini Bhandarkar Akka posted it on our common food group. We all loved it and it has now become a regular at my place. I absolutely love how quickly it can be made, yet tastes really delicious with simple flavours.
Hope you all try and love this Bhajjil Phovu. Happy and healthy cooking! ❤️
Thank you Nandini Bhandarkar Akka for your recipe. ❤️
Recipe credit: Mrs Nandini Bhandarkar
1 1/2 Cups thin Poha/ Aval/ flattened rice (thin variety)
2 tsp Coconut oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
6 to 8 Curry leaves
3 Green chillies
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder/ Haldi
1 tsp Sugar/ Jaggery powder
Salt to taste
Freshly grated Coconut for garnish
Step by step recipe:
1. Dry roast the thin variety of Poha in a pan (without oil) on medium flame till it turns crisp. Takes about 5 mins.
2. Now remove it in a mixing bowl. Keep aside.
3. Now heat coconut oil in the same pan. Splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves, finely chopped green chillies, turmeric powder and fry for few seconds.
4. Add the roasted Poha to this seasoning along with salt and sugar. Mix well. Switch off the flame.
5. Remove in a bowl. Garnish with freshly grated coconut. Serve!
* Bhajjil Phovu makes for an excellent evening snack as it is light on the tummy and can be easily made, yet really delicious.
* You can also roast peanuts in the seasoning.
* Please note that this snack is made using thin Poha and not thick Poha. Thick Poha needs soaking before consuming whereas thin Poha does not need it.
* Store this in a tight, moist free container and it lasts well for few days too. You can add freshly grated coconut just before serving.
* This Bhajjil Phovu tastes just like the Phova Chiwda that is made during festivals, the difference being this Phovu is a simpler and easier version of it.
* For more recipes with Poha/ Aval, you can check – Poha recipes collection
* For all breakfast recipes – Breakfast recipes collection
* For all snack ideas – Snack recipes collection
* For all Konkani recipes – Konkani recipes Collection