#healthyindianbreakfast #poha aavalakki or #flattenedrice wholesome dish made is immensely popular across the country, Almost every household has its own way of preparing it; some use onions and tomatoes, some peas and peanuts and others use a whole bunch of vegetables along with a mix of spices and fresh herbs.
It's prepared by first par-boiling the rice, and then pounding it to remove the husk, thereby flattening it.
In the process, the husk as well as the outer bran and germ layers are removed. It is then left to dry for about two days when there occurs a slight fermentation process.
As such, poha is said to be beneficial because it contains gut bacteria which aid in digestion.
A healthier variation to the everyday poha is the #redpoha which is made from red rice. In the recent times, red rice has garnered much attention because of its health benefiting properties.
The red colour is due to the presence of a pigment called anthocyanin, which is also a flavonoid. Moreover, unlike white rice, red rice doesn't undergo excessive processing, and as such the other bran layer remains intact, which is rich is fiber, vitamin B, and minerals like calcium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesiumetc.
Red rice is also enriched with antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals in our body, preventing the risk of diseases like cancer.