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Poha Phirni ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)


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Poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.

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Makes 4 servings
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3 cups milk
3/4 cup beaten rice (poha)
1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 2 tsp milk
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup sliced mixed fruits (banana, applesetc.)

  1. Roast the poha in a non-stick pan till crisp.
  2. Remove from the flame, cool and grind it coarsely. Keep aside.
  3. Boil the milk and sugar in another non-stick pan, add the poha while stirring continuously and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the cornflour, simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes and remove from the flame.
  5. Cool and keep refrigerated for at least 1 hour.
  6. To serve, divide the fruits into 4 equal portions and place in individual serving bowls.
  7. Top with the poha phirni and serve chilled.
Nutrient values per serving
258 cal 7.6 gm, 26.3 gm, 10.1 gm, 2.1 mg
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