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Malida — Sweetened Poha

Malida — Sweetened Poha

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4 cups Poha/pressed rice available in Indian groceries or online

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened grated  coconut 

5-10 cardamom pods, shelled and ground

Handful golden raisins 

Cut up slices of apple, pear, orange, banana and a date


Handful raw almonds, blanched, peeled and sliced 

Handful raw pistachios, shelled, blanched, peeled and sliced 

Handful each of cut and fine sliced almonds and pistachios

  1. Clean and Soak Poha in very little water for few minutes until softens. 
  2. Run through a large sieve to drain all water out and press on top lightly to rid of excess water.
  3. In a large bowl add the drained Poha and sugar Add the sugar immediately so it will blend in smoothly and not remain grainy.
  4. Add the cardamon and grated coconut and raisins. Garnish with nuts 
  5. Plate on large round plate in the shape of a mountain. Surround with 5-7 types of fruits, with a minimum of five pieces of each.