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Start your day with the right breakfast
If sugary cereals, chocolatey drinks, cheesy omelettes, oily dosas and ghee-laden parathas are your idea of breakfast, you should be far away from your plans to lose weight. We suggest some healthier recipes you could replace for your fattening breakfast ideas. Eating a hearty breakfast is crucial to set your metabolism ticking through the day and has been proven to reduce the temptation to snack.

Methi poha is a traditional recipe of fibre-rich beaten rice cooked with fenugreek leaves. It helps you meet your daily requirement of vitamins and iron. The chewy texture of poha makes you eat slowly which is great if you`re trying to lose weight as it prevents you from overeating.

Ingredients:

Thick Poha / Thick Flattened Rice : 2 cups
Methi / Fenugreek Leaves : 1 cup
Onion : 1 big sized
Green Chillies : 3- 5
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
Lemon : 1
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Peanuts : 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Chana Dal : 1 tsp
Urad Dal : 1 tsp
A pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 tbsp

Method:

1. Wash the poha with plenty of water. Drain and set aside.
2. Peel and chop the onion into small pieces and keep them aside.
3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and peanuts and let them splutter.
4. Then add the slit green chillies, curry leaves and hing and fry for a few seconds. Add the chopped onions and fry till the onions are translucent.
5. Now add the fenugreek leaves and turmeric powder. Fry until the leaves wilt. Add the soaked poha and salt and mix well.
6. Switch off the flame and add the lemon juice to it. Combine well and serve.

Recipe and image courtesy: Indian cuisine

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