Vine tomato & asparagus poha

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Poha is one of my husband’s favourites! Traditionally the flaked rice is made with  potato but I really wanted the dish to be tangy, so vine tomatoes came in to play. The asparagus was just sitting in the fridge and calling me to join the tomatoes for a little dance. So here you have it a light, healthy breakfast or brunch dish to get you off to a happy go lucky start in the morning!  Enjoy x

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INGREDIENTS

100g poha flaked rice
3 spears of asparagus chopped
2 medium vine tomatoes
1 medium white onion finely chopped
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 green chilli sliced finely
1 1/2 tbsp sunflower oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of asafoetida
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander & cumin powder
1/3 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp garam masala
Sprinkle a little biryani powder (optional)

METHOD

1. Rinse the flaked rice gently in a colander and set aside for 30 minutes

2. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan with the mustard, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Once they start to crackle add the onion, chilli, asparagus and ginger. Stir fry on a medium to low heat. Wait until onion and asparagus has softened a little

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3. Sprinkle in all the dry seasoning and then add the fresh tomato. Combine well. Cook for about 3-5 minutes on a low flame

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4. Slowly mix in the rice a little at a time until the rice is covered in the spicy oil and veg

5. Cook for a further 5 minutes or so and you are then ready to serve with a little natural yoghurt

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