Recipe: Bread Poha
Presenting the third post under breakfast under 20 series- Bread Poha!
For me, Bread Poha has always been a lunch box recipe because this is something my mom used to give us for school. I’ve grown up in a household where we used to wake up to the beautiful smell of spices. And on most days, I and my sister used to step out of the bedroom, rubbing our eyes, with just one simple question- ‘Mom! what are you packing for lunch today?’ On most days, her answer excited us but then there were days when we were told that we are getting a paratha with a pickle for lunch. Little did we realize that she needs her rest days too. As we grew up, we started nagging her more. But now that we were more self-reliant (Read: we could tie shoelaces and our hair without any help) she started experimenting more with dishes. And on one such day, she came up with this delicious Bread Poha.
I had always hated the idea of cooking. But as I moved cities and had to start cooking on my own, I started looking up to my mom for inspiration. All those days of endless cribbing sessions started playing in my head. I felt guilty, I still do. Anyhoo, my mom started helping me with quick recipes. Most of these were the same recipes that I used to find boring. But now that I was putting my time and energy into cooking them, I not only found them delicious but also got more and more interested in the entire process of cooking. Which then led me to read the labels and understand different food items. I’ll save this story for some other time.
Coming back to quick recipes, the memories of this Bread Poha recipe date back to one of those days when we simply refused to eat both bread and aloo for lunch. This is what mom had packed for lunch and it was so delicious that we ate it without realizing that we had asked our mom not to pack these two things for lunch. Haha!
Coming to the recipe, this doesn’t need any elaborate ingredients and can be cooked in less than 20 mins if you have some boiled potatoes at hand.
I absolutely love this Bread Poha recipe and I hope you like it too. Thanks, mom!
- For fat- sesame seeds can be replaced with grated cheese
- To increase the protein intake of the dish, you can serve it with some moong dal sprouts or boiled chickpeas.
- This recipe has approximately: 225 calories- 43.8G Carbs, 4.8g Fat, and 10.6g of protein.
Hi! I am Deepika Khosla! A health and fitness enthusiast who believes that life is too short to find amazing clothes for XL size. But then who wants to starve? I share easy tips and tricks to keep your body fit and toned!