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Poha Recipe

Poha Recipe is a popular breakfast made using flattened rice(poha), onion, spices and herbs.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings2 people
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1 cup poha thick variety
  • 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp coconut
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

To temper

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 no green chillies roughly chopped
  • few curry leaves


  • Get ready with all your ingredients.
  • Soak poha in water for 2-3 mins. I used thick poha (which I had in hand) so I soaked for 3 mins. If its thin poha you can soak it for 2 mins that is enough else it will become mushy.
  • Drain water rinse it well and set aside.
  • When you press with your fingers it should be soft and not mushy also it should not be stiff. If it is still stiff then soak for 2 more mins. Make sure not to make poha mushy so take care while soaking.
  • Add salt to taste and turmeric powder.
  • Mix it well toss for even mixing. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan - add whole peanuts, roast until crisp. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same pan add mustard seeds let it splutter then add cumin seeds let it crackle then add curry leaves and green chillies, give a quick saute.
  • Now add chopped onion. Saute until it turns transparent.
  • Add soaked and drained poha. Give a quick mix.
  • Cook covered for 2 mins.If you feel its too dry you can sprinkle little water then cook covered.
  • Now open give a quick mix. Adjust salt at this stage.
  • Add roasted peanuts, coconut,lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  • Give a quick mix and switch off to complete Poha Recipe.


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  • Choose the right variety of poha. Soaking and preparing poha is the key for perfect poha recipe. Remove speck if it is present.
  • Rinse well before using but make sure not to make it mushy. You can use carrot, peas and potato for a more filling and colorful poha recipe.
  • I usually soak the poha while starting to temper so by the time the tempering items are done poha becomes soft.Take care not to make the poha mushy so be careful in adding water.You can use thick or thin poha but accordingly soaking time will vary.
  • I pressure cook the potatoes before hand and then added.
  • You can even add raw potatoes and cook it along with onions saute and cook it.
  • ugar gives a nice twist so add a pinch if you like.
Nutrition Facts
Poha Recipe
Amount Per Serving (125 g)
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 723mg31%
Potassium 291mg8%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 416IU8%
Vitamin C 205mg248%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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