This month, for the 'Shhhh Cooking Secretly' event, Lakshmi Vimala had given me poha/rice flakes and honey as the secret ingredients. There are a few dishes that we can do with these ingredients, but I wanted to do something wherein, I can conceal them as well, that's part of the fun in this event, looking at the pictures, one should not be able to tell the ingredients. I had something else in my mind, but this clicked out in the last moment. I just went ahead, with no idea how this would come out, whether the poha mixture will hold together after steaming and so on. The dish turned out really good, I have used red rice flakes and only honey along with a little dry fruits and coconut, an easy and healthy snack or breakfast dish..
Need To Have
- Rice Flakes - when powdered about 1 cup
- Honey - 4 tablespoons
- Cashews - 6, chopped finely
- Raisins - chopped , 3 tablespoons
- Cardamom, Elaichi - 5
- Grated Coconut - 2 tablespoons
- Ghee - 1 teaspoon
- Curd/Yogurt - 1/2 cup
- Eno Fruit Salt/ Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
Powder the rice flakes ( fine semolina consistency ), should come to 1 cup.
Take the powdered rice flakes, raisins, cashews, coconut, cardamom powder, add the curd, honey and ghee, mix, then add 3/4 cup of water and mix everything together.
Grease the vessel, which is to be used for steaming with some ghee, boil the water in the steamer, then add the eno fruit salt and another 1/4 cup water and mix and add it immediately to the greased vessel and pat it well.
Steam it for 15 to 20 minutes till the top has a dry cooked texture, remove and let it cool. Then remove, make pieces, garnish with more coconut and serve with some more honey if you like.
If you don't like honey, use jaggery syrup in its place.