Poha Recipe

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How To Make Poha
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Poha Recipe: Poha is an easy, delicious and healthy breakfast recipe, popular in Maharashtra. Made with onions, potatoes and seasoning like chillies, crushed peanuts, lemon and curry leaves make up a tasty and easy meal of Poha, especially when you don't feel like cooking. It is a very light and a refreshing breakfast dish.

Ingredients of Poha

  • 1 Cup poha/chivda (pressed rice)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 2-3 Whole red chillies
  • 1/2 cup potatoes (diced small)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • For garnish lemon wedges

How to Make Poha

  • 1.Put poha in a colander and wash, not letting it soak too long in the water. Leave in the colander to drain out completely.
  • 2.Heat the oil and add the asafoetida, mustard seeds, curry leaves and onions along with whole red chillies.
  • 3.When onions are light brown, add potatoes, and turn around till they look a bit glossy.
  • 4.Add the turmeric and sauté over low heat till the potatoes are cooked through.
  • 5.Increase the heat, add salt and poha and mix well. Saute till mixed and heated through.
  • 6.Shut off the heat, and mix in the green chillies, lemon juice and half of the coriander.
  • 7.Transfer on to a serving dish, garnish with the rest of the coriander and lemon wedges and serve.
Key Ingredients: poha/chivda (pressed rice), oil, asafoetida, mustard seeds, onions, curry leaves, Whole red chillies, potatoes (diced small), turmeric, salt, green chillies, lemon juice, coriander leaves, lemon wedges