Fov can be made sweet or savory, both preparations are enjoyed as traditional breakfast or tea snack in Goa. In Maharashtra the savory variety is known as Kande Pohe.
I used brown beaten rice, if you can’t find it then you could use white beaten rice as well. If you are using brown beaten rice then you would have to rinse the rice about 3 – 4 times so as to get clean beaten rice. If you are using white beaten rice, then rinsing it once should be sufficient to rejuvenate the beaten rice. In both varieties of beaten rice, do not soak the beaten rice or else it will get soggy. The cleaning process just takes a few seconds.
Traditionally, boiled potatoes are added to savory Fov, I made the Fov more wholesome by adding more vegetables to it. Try adding more vegetables to your Fov and enjoy your healthy wholesome breakfast.
2 or 3 cups of beaten rice(poha)
2-3 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1-2 strand of curry leaves
2-3 garlic cloves finely sliced (optional)
2 green chilies
2 small finely chopped onions
1 cup of corn
100 gm of sliced mushroom
2-3 boiled potatoes cut into small squares
½ tsp. turmeric powder
¼ tsp. sugar
salt to taste
Boil potatoes in salted water and set aside.
Tip: I cut the potatoes into squares and then boil them. It cooks faster and makes it easier to use pre cut cooked potatoes.
Put dry beaten rice in a strainer and rinse it gently but accordingly as per the beaten rice you are using and set it aside.
If you are using brown beaten rice then you would have to rinse the rice about 3 – 4 times. If you are using white beaten rice, then rinsing it once should be sufficient. In both variety of beaten rice, do not soak the beaten rice.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chilies and garlic.
Add the onions, a pinch of salt and sugar and fry for 2-3 mins.
Then add the mushroom and cook it for another 2-3 min or until the mushroom is cooked.
Then add the corn and stir fry for a minute. Add turmeric powder, salt as per taste and stir well.
Turn to a low heat and add the washed beaten rice into the veggie mixture and mix well. You can add a tbsp. of water if it’s too dry.
Cover and cook for 5-6 mins. Now add the boiled potatoes and stir gently into the poha mixture.
Serve on a plate or in a bowl, garnish with fresh coriander, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You can add sev or aloo bujiya or salted peanuts to give a crispy taste.