Bengali Chirer Pulao Recipe

Chirer Pulao | Bengali Poha Recipe

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If Chirer Pulao Sounds Too Fancy, Then this is Bengali version of Poha Recipe

If Chirer Pulao sounds too much of glory then let me re-introduce this dish as a kind of the Poha recipe, which is a staple across several households of this country. This is simply the Bengali version of poha chivda recipe which includes basic spices and simple ingredients like onion & potatoes. 

In an Indian household, this chirer pulao or poha recipe for breakfast would be hearty, wholesome, yet light on tummy. Because nobody likes to start their day with crazily rich and heavier dishes!

What is Poha or Chivda?

Rice being staple in this country, it is included in our diet in various forms. While it is still one of the most preferred side dish to most of our curries and gravy based recipes, the grain of rice is improved in many ways so that its purpose can be widened. Beaten rice or flattened rice is the boiled rice rolled between rollers. then it is dried and packed to be consumed as light snacks or meal-between-meals.

In case you are looking for inspiration for breakfast recipes, I have Egg-Mayo Breakfast Sandwich recipe, which is second most popular breakfast recipe after Chicken Sandwich recipe.

How to cook Poha or Flattened Rice?

Since Poha/Chivda/Flattened Rice is parboiled, it requires minimum cooking and is super easy to digest. There are 2 different varieties of Flattened Rice or Poha. One is Thick Poha, which needs soaking prior to cooking. And the other one is Fine Poha which needs a super quick rinse before cooking. Check the variety of poha you have in your hand before you start with the recipe. 

Chire or Chivra is most popularly used to make poha , which makes an excellent breakfast option. It is easy to make and keeps you full for at least few hours. This chirer pulao recipe is my Sunday leisurely breakfast option when we get up early and actually have time to get ourselves a proper breakfast.

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Chirer Pulao | Bengali Poha Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

If Chirer Pulao sounds too much of glory then let me re-introduce this dish as a kind of the Poha recipe, which is a staple across several households of this country. This is simply the Bengali version of poha chivda recipe which includes basic spices and simple ingredients like onion & potatoes. 

In an Indian household, this chirer pulao or poha recipe for breakfast would be hearty, wholesome, yet light on tummy. Because nobody likes to start their day with crazily rich and heavier dishes!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Bengali Breakfast Recipes, Bengali Vegetarian Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Poha Recipe, Vegan Recipes
Servings: 2 People
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 2 cup Beaten Rice or Chire or Chivra Washed and Drained
  • 1 Onion Large - Finely Chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger Grated
  • 2 Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnish
  • 2 tbsp Refined Oil
  • 1 Potato Large - Cut in cubes
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the Potato till done.
  2. Now, add the onions till translucent. Add the chopped Green chillies and grated Ginger. Fry for a minute or two. I have added a quarter cup of sliced carrots as well, which you may as well.

  3. Now, add the chire or beaten rice and mix. Add salt, sugar, and garam masala.
  4. Once everything is tossed nicely, turn off the heat and add the chopped coriander leaves.

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