Aval (Poha/beaten rice) Soya

By now you would have noticed that I love everything about Poha. Some form of the soya is a must for me at least once a day as that is good source of protein for vegetarian. When I was thinking about what to pack for my lunch tomorrow I was thinking why not mix my 2 favourites together. It tasted wonderful and it is very healthy too

Poha / Beaten Rice / Aval - 2 Cups
Ginger - 1 Inch (chopped finely)
Garlic - 6 pods (chopped finely)
Soya Chunks - 1/2 Cup
Onion - 2 (Finely Chopped)
Tomato - 1 and 1/2 (finely chopped)
Mixed Vegetables - 1 Cup (Capsicum, Cabbage, carrot) Finely chopped 
Salt per taste
Bay leaves - 1 
Cardamom -4
Cloves - 3-4
Oil - 1 tablespoon of oil

Fry in one teaspoon of oil and grind to smooth paste

Coriander leaves / cilantro- 1/2 bunch
Cashew nuts - 6-8
Green Chillies - 4-6


 Wash the Poha and drain the water. Squeeze the excess water.Keep it aside

Leave the soya chunks in hot water for 15 and drain and squeeze the excess water. keep it aside
Heat the kada and add oil. When it is hot add Bay leaves, cloves, cardamom and fry for 30 sec. Add Ginger, garlic and onion. Fry till onion is slight brown. Add soya chunks and mix it well. Let it cook for 3 mins. Add mixed vegetable and mix well. Let the vegetable cook with little salt.

Add tomato, grinded paste and mix it well. Cook for another 3-4 mins. Add Poha and salt and mix it well. Cook for another 2-3 mins till Aval is fully cooked

Serve hot with favorite Raita. You can add your favourite nuts also