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Indian Flattened Rice Dish ( Poha )

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Poha is a quick breakfast or snack food made of beaten rice or flattened rice from the maharashtrian and gujarati cuisines. Poha with onions, potatoes and seasoning like chillies, lemon and curry leaves make up a tasty and easy meal. Poha is a quick recipe which you can pack for your kids lunch box . Prepare it as a mid time snacks or a breakfast dish.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Served AsBreakfast
Servings 3


  • 2 cup poha
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 boiled potato
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 2 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tbsp unsalted pea nuts
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut powder
  • 1 tbsp peas


  • Wash poha few times and drain the water completely. Set aside to soften. If needed sprinkle some water and allow to soft and salt and sugar over it mix.
  • Heat oil in the same pan.
  • Crackle the mustard seeds first
  • Then add onions and saute them till they become translucent.
  • Add curry leaves and green chilies.and tomato saute for half a minute add peas saute for a mins and boiled potatoes
  • Add the roasted peanuts and stir.add the turmeric pwr and stir well to blend all ingredients
  • Add the poha and stir. cover and steam the poha for 2-3 minutes on a low flame.
  • When cooking check after 1 minutes and give a stir again.
  • Switch off the heat and let the poha remain covered for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove the lid and sprinkle some lemon juice, coriander leaves and grated coconut.
  • Give a gentle stir and serve onion poha hot with tea

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Shakuntla Tulshyan
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