Poha Recipe: How to Make Poha

Poha or rice flakes are one of the most popular, healthy and tasty dishes which is served in the breakfast with tea on the side. Poha is very common in Maharashtra state more than any northern state of the country. Let’s learn how to make Poha

Poha Recipe: How to Make Poha
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Poha recipe is prepared with flattened rice and onion masala. It is light and flavorful dish perfect for "in-a-hurry-breakfast." Poha recipe is super easy to make; I cook it like almost once in every week. So, let's see how to make poha.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups Poha (washed and drained)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 large potato diced
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp edible oil
  • Salt as required
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ turmeric powder
  • Handful of peanuts
  • half lemon
  • Chopped Coriander leaves
  1. How to Make Poha:
  2. Take a kadhai or a pan and turn on the flame to high. Add some edible oil and let it get warm.
  3. Now, throw in some mustard seeds, peanuts, green chilies and curry leaves to it and let them all splutter. Mix everything well.
  4. It's time to add all the masalas (salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder) and mix it all well. Sprinkle some water; you might need it here, as you do not want to burn the masala.
  5. Here, add the washed and drained poha and mix it all properly for a minute. (Remember, if you do not want the poha to get all clumsy, you can always wash and drain it right before the masala is preparing)
  6. The best part is poha do not need to much cooking time from you. You can turn off the gas couple of minutes later only.
  7. Squeeze a lemon and garnish some fresh coriander leaves onto it.
  8. Dish it out as it is. Poha goes perfectly with ginger tea.
  9. Your Poha Recipe is now ready. Serve it hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 270


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