Broccoli Poha - easy healthy breakfast recipe made with poha & broccoli. This broccoli poha is my recent try. When I was thinking about broccoli recipes, I got this recipe from a cook book. I was doubtful how the combination would be, but it was really good and the little one at home liked it:).
I have used small cut broccoli florets as my daughter loves to eat broccoli that way. But I would suggest to shred the broccoli florets after cooking if your child is not fond of broccoli, in that way they won't find its made of broccoli. This broccoli poha can be given to babies after 10 months once they started eating all family foods. Do give this healthy recipe a try and update with your feedback:)
Broccoli Poha Recipe for Babies, Toddlers and Kids
- Poha/ Aval/ Flattened Rice/Beaten Rice - 1 cup
- Broccoli - 1 medium sized florets comes to 3/4 cup
- Onions - 1 small
- Turmeric powder - a pinch
- Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
- Coriander leaves - to garnish
- Water - as needed
- Salt - as required
- To Temper:
- Oil - 1 tsp
- Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
- Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
- Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
- Bengal Gram Dal - 1/2 tsp
- Hing - 1/8 tsp
- Wash broccoli and cut them into small florets. Cook the broccoli florets with little turmeric powder and a cup of water. Switch off the flame once done. Broccoli florets should be cooked well and crispy enough to bite.
- Chop onions and coriander leaves. Take juice from lemon and keep it ready. Wash and soak poha in water until its soft enough to mash. Squeeze the water completely from poha once it's soft.
- Heat oil in a pan and add the items to temper one by one. Saute until mustard seeds & cumin seeds cracks, urad dal and bengal gram dal turns brown. Then add onions and saute until it's transparent.
- Then add cooked broccoli florets and toss it well.
- Then add soaked poha with required salt and mix well. Cook everything covered for two to three minutes and switch off the flame, add lemon juice & garnish with coriander leaves.
- I used thick poha variety, you can either use thin or thick variety based on the availability.
- You could also add cashews or nuts powder while tempering.
- You can shred the broccoli using a hand or with blender in case if your child don't like broccoli florets.
- You can even use red poha variety which is more healthier.
- You can skip tempering with all dals and use only cumin seeds if you are trying this recipe for small babies.
- Any cooked vegetables can be used instead of broccoli.
- You can add red or green chillies for spiciness.
- Always check with your doctor before giving any new food to your baby.
- Make sure to introduce everything separate to your baby before you try this broccoli poha.