Forum Thread: How to Make a 400 Calories Breakfast in 15 Minutes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it should be healthy because it shapes your digestion for the day.

A dish made from Rice Flakes called Poha is very popular in India. Well, if you are counting calories in your diet and looking for quick and easy recipes, this recipe could be all you wanted.

Things You Will Need

Potato (½ cup chopped)- 58 calories
Onion (½ cup chopped) - 32 calories
Green Chili (1, sliced into two)- 18 calories
Rice flakes (1 cup)- 98 calories
Sugar (3 tbsp)- 48 calories
Salt (1 tbsp)- 0 calories
Coriander (¼ cup chopped )- 5 calories
Turmeric powder (½ tsp)- 8 calories
Lemon (½ squeezed)- 8 calories
Oil (1 tbsp)- 120 calories
Cumin seeds (1 tsp)- 8 calories
Total= 403 calories

How to Make

Step 1: Preparing the Pan

Heat up a pan and add 1 tablespoon Oil.

Step 2: Preparing Tempering

Once the oil also gets heated, add cumin seeds and green chilli cut into two. Now add chopped onion and mix it well with the oil. After a minute, add chopped potato. Cover the lid of the pan and keep stirring so that the onion and potato in the bottom don't get burnt.

In about 4 minutes, check if the onion and potato in the pan is cooked (if the potato becomes mash-able or soft, they are cooked). Now, keep them aside.

Step 3: Preparing Rice Flakes

Take a bowl and wash 1 cup of rice flakes. Do not rinse them else they will break and become soggy. Rice flakes absorb water quickly in just a wash. Now add 1 tbsp salt, 3 tbsp sugar, ½ tsp turmeric powder and gently mix them.

Step 4: Mixing Tempering and Rice Flakes in the Pan

Add the rice flakes mixture in the frying pan which contains cooked potato and onion. Again stir them gently (you can use turn and fold method), so that oil in the pan and all the ingredients mix up.

Step 5: Finishing Up

Squeeze ½ medium sized lemon at the end and garnish it with chopped coriander.

Increasing Calories in This Recipe

If you wish to increase calories in this dish, you can add dry- roasted groundnut. 25 grams of groundnut or peanut can add up to 150 calories.

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