Flattened rice (Beaten rice)



Flattened rice (Beaten rice) is a dehusked rice which is flattened into a flat, light, dry flakes. The thickness of flakes vary between translucently thin (more expensive variety) to nearly four times thicker than normal rice grain. It is known by Poha or Pauwa in Hindi, Chindé in Bengali, Chudwey in Urdu, Aval in Malayalam and Tamil, and Chiura in Nepali.

This form of easily digestible raw rice is very popular in Nepal, eastern part of India and Bangladesh. It is usually used to prepare snacks and easy fast food in a variety of Indian cuisine styles. Flattened rice will swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquid.

Flattened rice can be eaten raw by immersing it in water or milk, with salt and sugar added to taste, or lightly fried in oil with nuts, raisins, cardamons, and other spices. It can also be made into porridge or paste, depending on the amount of water added to it.

Flattened rice flakesFlattened rice flakes
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Cooked PohaCooked Poha
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A newari cuisine where beaten rice is served along with different varieties of beans, spinach, potato, choila and traditional liquor ChyangA newari cuisine where beaten rice is served along with different varieties of beans, spinach, potato, choila and traditional liquor Chyang
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