Flattened Rice or Poha is one such common snack of India which is made in almost every house in the country. Like my mom says Poha has to be our National breakfast which is consumed in heavy quantity both at homes as well as street side. Basically there are two variants of poha, thick and thin. The thin one is usually used for making crunchy mixtures, whereas the thick ones are used for making savories for breakfast. Kanda Poha, Aloo Poha or mex veg poha are some of the common favorites across the country.
Since childhood i had been surrounded by South Indian neighbors and always got an opportunity to relish their delicacies. One of my all time favorite southie snack is Imli Bhaat / Tamarind Rice. Every Pongal we use to be served with this by our Telegu neighbors. The tangy rice had such subtle flavors which is hard to ignore.
I had made Tamarind rice and Lemon rice many times before, even use to make it and carry while going for long journeys in train or car. Today i tried fusing poha with tamarind rice. The recipe is same, just replaced rice with poha. The taste was awesome…same like tamarind rice. Enjoyed every bite of it and was happy to develop a new technique of making our very own humble poha.