How to prepare tasty poha recipe

How to prepare tasty poha recipe


Breakfast, often considered the most important meal of the day, sets the tone for the

rest of the day and performance. Poha, a traditional Indian breakfast dish made from

flattened rice, offers a delightful and nutritious start to the day. Packed with flavours

and customizable with various vegetables, Poha is wholesome and a quick and easy option for busy mornings. Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe

for making a delicious and healthy Poha to invigorate your mornings.


2 cups Poha (flattened rice)

2 tablespoons cooking oil (vegetable or canola)

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

Finely chop 1-2 green chillies (adjust to taste)

8-10 curry leaves

1 onion, finely chopped

, 1/2 cup peas (fresh or frozen)

1 carrot, finely chopped

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons peanuts (optional)

Fresh coriander, chopped for garnish

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Sugar to taste (optional)


Preparation: Under running water, rinse the Poha in a colander. Let it soak for a minute

or two. Then drain completely. This process softens the Poha while keeping it fluffy.

In the meantime, prepare your vegetables by chopping them finely to ensure they cook

quickly and evenly.


On medium heat, Immediately after the seeds have started spluttering, add the curry

leaves and green chillies, frying them for a few seconds.

Saute the chopped onions in the pan until they become translucent.

Introduce the peas and carrots (and any other vegetables you desire) to the pan,

cooking them until they’re soft.

Stir in turmeric powder for colour and mix well.

Add the soaked Poha to this mixture and gently mix, ensuring the Poha is coated with

the turmeric and cooked vegetables. If using peanuts, add them now.

Season with salt and a sprinkle of sugar if you like a bit of sweetness.

Cover the pan and cook on a low flame for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavours to


Finishing Touches:

Turn off the heat and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the Poha. Mix gently.

Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.


Serve the Poha hot, either on its own or with fresh yogurt. For an extra crunch,

you can also sprinkle some sev crunchy noodle snack made from chickpea flour) on top.

Nutritional Benefits:

Poha is light on the stomach yet fulfilling. It’s a good source of complex carbohydrates,

providing energy without spiking blood sugar levels. Adding vegetables enhances the

fibre and vitamin content, making it a balanced meal. Protein and healthy fats are

provided by peanuts, adding to the dish’s nutritional value.


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