Friday, October 19, 2012

Phanna Phovu (Seasoned Rice Flakes)

Phanna Phovu is a quick and easy breakfast. In Konkani, 'phanna' means seasoning and 'phovu' means rice flakes.
Its a recipe which can be made using those ingredients which are readily available in every home. On a busy day (or lazy day), when you don't want to spend more time in your kitchen, then this dish will come to your rescue. I tried it for the first time and enjoyed it. 
I noted down this recipe from a FB group.

  • Rice Flakes (Poha), thin variety- 3/4 cup
  • Grated Coconut, Fresh/ Frozen- 1/4 cup (or little less than that)
  • Cilantro/ Coriander leaves, chopped- 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice- To taste
For Seasoning:
  • Oil- 2 tsp (I used coconut oil)
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera- 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilli- 1-2
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Onion, small sized- 1
  • Peanuts- 2 Tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/8 tsp
  • Salt- To taste


Slice or chop the onions, green chillies.
Now heat a pan and add oil. Once it is hot, add mustard seeds. After it splutters, add cumin seeds. Then add peanuts. Mix well. Fry it for half a minute. Then add green chilli, curry leaves, chopped onion. Mix it well. Fry them on a medium flame, until the onion looks cooked (you can add salt to speed up the process). You needn't brown the onions.

Once everything looks done, turn off the heat. Then add turmeric powder and mix well. Finally add the grated coconut and give a final mix. Allow this mixture to cool.

Once the mixture cools, transfer to a bowl and add rice flakes and mix well, until everything comes together (You can add little more of rice flakes, if you feel the final mixture is too soft). Then add lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Adjust the amount of salt. Give a final mix. Phanna Phovu is ready!!

Serve it immediately. Above measurement serves 1-2 people.

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