Fusion food is the flavor of the upcoming Diwali Season while I am seeing tons and tons of fusion dessert recipes there are very few savory ones which you can enjoy guilt free. While I made the usual Diwali snacks in my home this year I know that after this whole week of Diwali I will be looking to eat something which is not sweet or fried. I'll be honest this recipe was the most easiest and a successful experiment in one go.
So let me tell me how I came up with it, I was too lazy to do some groceries in past week and so I had very few things left in the fridge as I craved for some wholesome brunch over the weekend. I remembered I had few black beans boiled in the fridge so I thought of reaching out for eggs and make mexican eggs but to my surprise I was out of eggs as well. So I opened up my pantry to see what else can be made with beans and saw some Poha and it immediately clicked. MEXICAN POHA is the way to go and with the upcoming Diwali season this would be a perfect savory snack to serve to family and friends.
I know you must get the same feeling as me after eating tons and tons of sweets and fried food during this time so here comes this recipe to your rescue. It's super simple it's a combination of Mexico meets Gujarat. The flavor of Mexican Rice in Gujarati Poha will just blow your mind and you'll be surprised how amazing it tastes. I haven't put any fancy ingredients in it just plain and simple veggies and mexican seasonings and lots of lime and cilantro. So if you are bored of same old recipes and want to try something new try this MEXICAN POHA and while you do that don't forget to post them on INSTAGRAM and tag me @spicendiced.
So here is the list of the ingredients a quick step by step for this super simple and delish MEXICAN POHA.
PREP TIME: 15 MINS
COOK TIME : 10 MINS
5 cups Poha (Washed & Soaked dry) 1 cup Black Beans
1.5 cups finely chopped red onion, green & red bell pepper
1 Jalapeno finely chopped or 3-4 small green chilies
2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin powder
1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
1/4 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1/2 Teaspoon turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
4-5 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 lime juice
handful of chopped Cilantro leaves
1/2 cup water
Step 1: Wash Poha a couple of times with warm water till water runs clean and then place them in a colander to drain out all the access water. They should be dry like drained rice.
Step 2: In a pan add oil and let it heat up a bit, add in your finely chopped onions, bell peppers and jalapeno till its semicooked.
Step 3: Add in your black beans and mix well. Add in your dry spices along with turmeric powder and salt and add in 1/2 cup water and mix well.
Step 4: Cover and cook for 4-5 mins on low heat and then once the water is dried out from beans add in your poha and lime juice and lots of cilantro.
Step 5: Mix everything well till poha is nicely mixed with all the spices and beans and then turn off gas and then serve hot.
Feel free to add in more jalapenos for spicier version and also the dry spices I used are according to my taste you can add or subtract to your liking. Enjoy and click below for step by step pictures.