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

By Trisha Rudra  |  30th Nov 2016  |  
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About Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) Recipe

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) is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Trisha Rudra is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 20 minutes. This is recipe of Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) is perfect to serve 4 people. Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha). So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha) by commenting on this page below!

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 Halder2 years ago

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

Anupama Kumari2 years ago

Looks amazing!
Trisha Rudra
2 years ago
Thank you!!

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