December 9, 2009

Poha BisiBeleBath

During our last trip to Mumbai, we made it to Shirdi too. On our return trip to Mumbai from Shirdi, we travelled by the day bus and reached my uncle's house at 10 p.m. We were all tired by the journey and just wanted to have some curd rice (That's the comfort meal especially after a tiresome journey) and hit the bed right away. Our bus was expected to reach by 8:30 p.m. Lalitha mami had made bisibele bath (BBB) and curd rice for dinner. As I said we were in no mood to relish BBB. On first look, the texture of BBB was different and with the taste of the first morsel, I asked what went in the BBB. It was made of poha. Poha has blended in well. I felt BBB with poha was light on stomach too. Here is my version of it with poha. I have followed the same method as I did with broken wheat before.








I washed and pressure cooked poha for 2 whistle. Just add enough water to moisten the poha. Take care to use the thick variety of poha.  Else it will get dissolved on cooking. I used the thick brown variety which is more nutritious too.






I used two cups of poha. Rest of the ingredients are same. The quantity was enough to serve 4. On my first attempt I didnot pressure cook the poha. I soaked it for 15 minutes and drained it. I mixed it along with the veggies and cooked. I felt the poha was dry and not soft and the pressure cooked method gives soft poha and it blends well. You can choose to MW also.



19 comments:

  1. Hi.I am sure this will be light to the stomach, we always say BBB is like eating concrete and cement which sits in ur stomach, but we still love it. Will try making with Poha the next time.

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  2. BBB is always my fav... and this one with poha looks yumm... just love it :)

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  3. Poha BBB I would never thought! It got a nice texture!

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  4. Nice idea to use poha and make BBB! Thanks for that wonderful idea :)

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  5. poha in BBB is a nice idea Jaya!! Came out so yummy..

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  6. Wat a healthy dish, looks prefect!

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  7. I'd love to try this, but am scared that it may turn out to be too soggy. Can it be steamed after squeezing out all the water?

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  8. Jayashree, nice to see you here after a long time. You can try steaming without water. For the same reason you said, I just soaked and added for the first time. but with matta aval it was perfect.

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  9. thanks for this recipe, hubby hates poha, i can make him eat this!!, as this is quite a version B cubed

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  10. Never thought of making bb with poha..interesting :) Nice !!

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  11. BBB i have neve rmade them at home, only ate themù when ever i am in India.

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  13. I had watched this BBB in a Sun TV show way back in 1999 and have written the recipe down. Long time since I made it. It tastes really good. You have reminded me of the recipe.

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  14. Heard of this but never tried....must try now//

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  15. Nice idea of making BBB with poha. Sounds healthy too!

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  17. Super...! Vayichu mudichapo Shapitta mathri ayichu..

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