Sunday, December 15, 2013


recipe of making poha with flattened rice


Poha is a quick and easy snack recipe made with flattened rice. In north India it is served as a breakfast with jalebi. With slight variations in ingredients it is cooked in different forms like: kanda poha, batata poha, lemon poha , matar poha and tamarind poha. It can be prepared as dessert with addition of sugar or jaggary and milk.
Poha is healthy and easy to digest, it doesn’t require any preparations hence you can cook it within minutes. Today I am sharing you my simple recipe of poha made with onions, ingredients require and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:

Preparation Time : 5 minutes | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Serves :4
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


Poha or flattened rice- 2 cups
Onion- 1 big
Green chillies-4
Curry leaves-10-12
Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Red chillipowder-1/4 teaspoo
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Salt- to taste Lemon-1
Dalmoth, sev or anyother mixture-1 tablespoon Oil-1 tablespoon


  1. Take poha in a vegetable strainer, wash it thoroughly under running water
  2. Sprinkle turmeric powder over washed poha mix well
  3. Keep aside for 5 minutes 
    step by step instructions of making poha
  4. Chop onion and green chillies
  5. Heat oil in a pan or kadhai, add mustard seeds as they splutter, add chopped onion, green chilies and curry leaves, roast till onions are light pinkish in color.
  6. Add red chili powder , salt and soaked poha mix well, stirring continuously cook for 2 minutes
  7. Garnish it with dalmoth, sugar and lemon juice, serve hot
    recipe of making poha

Notes: Thick poha goes well for this recipe.
I prefer to garnish it with mixture as it includes peanuts, chana dal and sev which gives it a crunch.
Adding sugar is optional, with lemon juice sugar gives it sweet and sour taste.
It is difficult to warm poha, you can do this in microwave or place pan or kadhai in which you cooked poha over a pan in which water is already boiling. It helps poha to keep warm.


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