Poha Recipe (Quick spicy flattened Rice)

Poha recipe is easy breakfast and snack dish. Poha in english is known as flattened rice. It is healthy and wholesome dish.  It is one of the popular breakfast and street food dish of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. In Rajasthan, you will easily find poha along with kachori and samosa on every stall. In Rajasthan it is garnished with sev and chopped coriander, in Maharashtra garnishing is done with chopped onion.

Poha Recipe

Poha Recipe

Pack poha in lunch box, I am sure your kid will enjoy it. It is easy and quick recipe. Even beginners can try this recipe easily. If you do not have onion in your food, skip onion from the recipe given below.

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Servings: 3

Duration: 20 minutes

Ingredients for Poha Recipe

Poha / पोहा /flatenned rice3 cups
Potato/आलू 1 (medium) (chopped)
Onion / प्याज़1 (medium)
Cumin seeds / ज़ीरा1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds / राइ1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder /लाल मिर्च1 tsp or as per taste
Salt /नमक1/2 tsp or as per taste
Turmeric powder/हल्दी1/4 tsp
Peanuts /मूंग फली 2-3 tbsp
Coriander leaves / धनिया पत्ती (chopped)for garnishing
Lemon juice / निम्बू रस2 tsp
Sugar/ शक्कर (optional)1/2 tsp
Oil1/4 cup or as required
Curry leaves / करी पत्ता5-6
Green chilli (chopped)/हरी मिर्च 1 or as per taste

Method for Poha Recipe

  • Wash poha 4-5 times. Strain and keep it aside.

  • Next when water is completely strained, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and keep it aside.

  • In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin ( jeera) and mustard seeds (rai),let it splutter.

  • Add chopped onion, stir fry for few seconds.

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  • Next add potato, cover and cook till tender.

  • When potatoes are half done, add green chillies and peanuts in the pan. Cover and cook till potato cubes are tender. Add curry leaves, stir fry.

  • Add masala mixed poha and mix well.

  • Now add sugar (optional) and lemon juice. If you find it dry according to your taste, you can sprinkle water and let it stand covered or sometime.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and sev, serve hot !

Poha Recipe

पोहा बनाने की विधि –

  • पोहा अच्छी तरह से धो लें।  कम से कम ४-५ बार धोएं।

  • पोहे में नमक, लाल मिर्च और हल्दी मिलाये।  अच्छी तरह से मिला लें।

  • पैन में तेल गरम करें, ज़ीरा और राइ को तड़कने दें।

  • कटे प्याज़ को ३-४ सेकण्ड्स के लिए तले।

  • प्याज़ के साथ कटे आलू मिलायें, ढक के आलू आधे पक जाने तक पकाएं।

  • थोड़ी थोड़ी देर में हिलाते रहें , आलू आधे पक जाने पे हरी मिर्च और मूंग फली मिला के ढक्क के तलें।

  • जब आलू पक जाये, करी पत्ता मिला लें।

  • मसाले मिले हुए पोहे पैन में डाल के अच्छे से पकायें।

  • शक्कर और निम्बू का रस मिला के अच्छे से हिला लें। अगर पोहे सूखे लग रहे हो टू थोड़े से पानी का छिड़काव कर के ढक्क के ५  मिनट भाँप में पकने दें।

  • गरमा गरम पोहे को धनिया पत्ती और सेव से गार्निश करें।

Poha Recipe

4 Comments

  1. Husband’s fav dish, need to make it asap 😉 🙂 Lovely <3
    http://bit.ly/2kE5uUe

  2. Wow, it’s very easy to make. Liked it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So beautifully explained. love it <3

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