Fruit Salad with Poha and almonds/ Fruit salad with Rice flakes and almonds

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today salad is inspired from poha amma used to have during her fasting days. A simple mix of poha, coconut and sugar tossed together. I thought of doing a spicy fruit salad for today, then suddenly the idea of adding poha to it clicked. 
I wouldn't say it was out of the world, but it was a filling salad. May be adding some tropical fruits like pineapple, mango would have imparted a great flavor. 
I m sure going to try it again with mango again sometime later.  Loved the taste of chili and honey together in the salad, gave a burst of flavors here and there. 
1 cup poha/rice flakes, i used thick variety
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 an apple
1/2 a pear
1/2 an orange
1/2 a red plum
handful of green grapes, seedless
handful of almonds, toasted and chopped
1 green chili, finely chopped
2 tbsp of honey
salt to taste
  • Wash poha under running water for a minute, drain well. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Take the poha in a large bowl, add grated coconut,and sugar and mix well.
  • Wash all the fruits and chop them into thin slices. Keep the apple and pear slices soaked in lemon juice infused water. I added juice of half a lemon to a bowl and added a cup of water and used that to keep my apples soaked.
  • The grapes were seedless, so i added them whole. You can also chop them into two halves and add to the salad. Remove the skin, white pith and seeds of oranges and add the inner part alone.
  • Drain the apple and pear from the lemon water, drain well. Add them into poha bowl, add rest of the fruits too. Give it a good toss. 
  • To this add chopped green chili, honey and salt. Toss well to coat well. Let the salad sit for 10 minutes for the flavors to mingle. You can serve it immediately or refrigerate and serve chill. 
  • Just before serving, add in the chopped almonds . I reserved a 1/4 cup of poha, while serving, added the poha first, then spooned the salad from the bowl, topped with chopped almonds. 

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  1. That salad sounds really delicious and wasn't expecting chillie in it.

  2. Poha salad with fruits is new to me. I do make something similar with vegetables though and that is my comfort food. In fact the vegetable poha was my yesterday's lunch. Will try this very soon.

  3. This is definitely my kind of a salad!!

  4. That is a nice jazzed up poha. Looks so inviting..

  5. very very interesting salad, love the flavors going in there, adding poha is rather innovative.

  6. Salad with poha and fruits sounds interesting and innovative Priya.Colorful looking salad.

  7. Never tried poha in salad, sounds like a prefect salad to give a try soon.

  8. crunchy munchy salad. love the addition of poha.

  9. I love poha in most forms, so will try this ! thanks for a diff salad recipe :)

  10. What a wonderful fruit salad this is with aval.

  11. I could do a couple of fasts just to eat this one!! Lovely pick :)

  12. LOL Smruti I will join you provided Priya makes this yummy salad like my daughter I cannot make it you know.

  13. What an innovative fruit salad Priya. Love the use of Poha in there.

  14. This is so innovative. I keep wondering as to what i can make with poha other than upma, next time I shall make this too

  15. Wow that surely sounds very good, can indulge in it so guilt free!


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