Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) | How to make Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha)

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ByTrisha Rudra
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  • By Trisha Rudra
    Created on 30th Nov 2016

About Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha)

Chirer Polao is a variation of the ever-so-popular western breakfast, Poha. Chira/Chire meaning flattened rice is cooked Pulao style, with some potatoes and boiled peanuts, and makes for a very filling breakfast. This is also a popular lunch-box recipe around the Eastern states of India :) This is my version, adapted from my Nani's recipe!

Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha), a deliciously amazing recipe to treat your family members. This recipe of Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) by Trisha Rudra will definitely help you in its preparation. Surprisingly the preparations for Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) can be done within 10 minute. Isn't it interesting. Also, the time taken for cooking Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) is not very much. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish is definitely going to come out superb! This recipe is almost perfect to serve 4 people.A lot of times making Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) can be quite tricky, so the recipe in Better Butter can help you in making it. The aroma which arises while cooking Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) is just too tempting. Cooking Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha)at home might be a little tedious but when your whole family would enjoy the meal, all your efforts would be totally worth it. The recipe can be turned and twisted in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. This recipe of Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) is so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe ofChirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) from Better Butter.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People
Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha)

Ingredients to make Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha)

  • Chire/Poha/Flattened Rice – 2 cups (about 300 gms)
  • Onions – 3, chopped
  • Potatoes – 1 large, or 2 small, boiled, peeled, diced into small pieces
  • Tomatoes – 1 large, chopped fine
  • Peanuts – 1 cup, boiled
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander – chopped, for garnish
  • Green chilies – 3, chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Lemon – for garnish
  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp

How to make Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha)

  1. Wash and keep the flattened rice aside to drain.
  2. Heat a kadhai/deep-bottomed vessel and add the Mustard Oil.
  3. When hot, add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  4. Now add the chopped onions, and fry lightly until translucent, and then add the boiled potatoes, peanuts and a little salt.
  5. Stir fry for a couple of minutes, until well combined. Now add the sugar, tomatoes, and the washed chire.
  6. Season with remaining salt, and ghee and toss well on a medium flame until you see the chire softening and changing colour to a pale golden (which means it’s cooked)
  7. Garnish with remaining coriander, a sprinkle of lemon juice, and serve hot.
My Tip: You can add vegetables like shredded carrots, beans, peas or cauliflower to this in winter. Though personally, I find it tastes best just the way it is, with a good squirt of lemon, and a little spicy green chutney for accompaniment.

Reviews for Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) (2)

Ishita Halder6 months ago
Thanks a lot. I really needed the recipe.
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Trisha Rudra
4 months ago
Glad to be of help Ishita :D

Anupama Kumari10 months ago
Looks amazing!
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Trisha Rudra
4 months ago
Thank you!!