Friday, April 04, 2014

Dahi Choora/Chura, Bihar Special

Today we are stopping by Bihar for breakfast or you can call it a snack too. Flattened rice, called chura/choora in Bihar and chiwra/poha in other parts of north India, is a popular snack ingredient in east India. This humble dish has no cooking involved at all. yes, you can just whip it up in minutes, provided you have 2/3 varieties of fresh fruits in hand.
If you think small about this dish, the wait, it is a festive special. oh yes, this humble curd mixed flattened rice, topped with fruits is a Makara-Sankranthi Special (pongal in our language). When we accept foreign parafait and go ga-ga behind it, we should definitely promote this as our desi parafait, which is more healthy.
Take my word, make it and have with seasonal fruits, you would never regret it. I made only one change i used brown sugar and drizzled maple syrup extra on top. I layered it like parafait and served Desi Breakfast, Videshi(foreign) Style!!!! :)

Recipe source : The steaming pot
Ingredients (serves  2, if he/she is voraciously hungry then 1)
1/2 Cup Flattened Rice/Poha/Chura, thin variety
1 Cup Plain Yogurt/Dahi/Curd
1/2 Cup Fresh Fruits, (I used grapes, pomogranate, bananas)y
2 tsp Milk
Brown sugar/honey/maple syrup/Jaggery to taste
Method
  • Wash the poha/chura well in a couple of changes of water. Drain completely let it soak in 2 teaspoons of milk for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Thin variety poha/chura is prefered, if using thick variety,then soak for more time, about 30 minutes. If the poha is mashable when you press it inbetween your fingers, then it is ready to eat.
  • Whip yogurt well with honey or jaggery. Mix together with chura.Add cubed fresh fruit.Serve immediately.
  • If you prefer layering, then in a glass, put some fresh fruits, add 2 tbsp of curd mixed chura/choora, top with brown sugar, add another layer of fruits and choora. Top this with fruits, brown sugar and a slight drizzle of maple syrup/honey . Take a spoon, dig in!!! 


  

26 comments:

  1. Nice one. I am definitely going to try it for my kids.

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  2. desi parfait (beautiful name) looks so tempting!!

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  3. Elegant presentation, such a cool and simply irresistible dahi choorachura..

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  4. That is such a simple and elegant dish from Bihar. Love your clicks.

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  5. This is such an excellent way to start the day with. Nice presentation.

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  6. That is a new one. Looks colorful. Nicely done.

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  7. wow an wonderful presentation priya just awesome :) and chura looks fantastic !! My fav and looks very tempting !! ..

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  8. Wow!!! such a healthy breakfast option,looks so yummy..Fabulous clicks Priya..

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  9. Looks like a Bihari style parfait!!

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  10. Woow.. elegant breakfast..Love to try it in place of oats..

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  11. who can imagine this turns out to look so beautiful in bihar..very well made

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  12. Very healthy and beautiful way to start a day ! lovely....

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  13. Beautiful snaps Priya. Very healthy breakfast...

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  14. Priya, the pictures are so stunning..you must share your setting with us, really classic!..and what a lovely dish. Yes I remember my friend talking endless about chura..:)

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  15. Priya! what pics. Since I had seen Valli's and ur conversation on the email I wanted to see it. Its awesome. Love it. Stunningly beautiful.
    I have never tried parfait as I do not like sugar in my curds. This beautiful picture is making me re-think.

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    1. Thanks a ton archana, do try, it isn't sweet at all. use honey instead of sugar you might like it!!!

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  16. Beautiful pictures priya as always. love the simple desi parfait.. It's a fantastic idea actually.. poha, yogurt and fresh fruits..

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  17. Such a simple dish loaded with flavors though :) Love your videshi presentation and i am going to try it for my breakfast tomorrow :)

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  18. what a unique recipe ...a twist from the litti and kadhi

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  19. Beautiful presentation!! Lovely way to serve this dish..

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  20. I love this Priya. Images are tempting. When we were kids, we used to eat poha with sweetened milk. This seems like a healthy breakfast option.

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  21. Very very interesting Priya..wonder how i misseds..looks absolutely stunning.

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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