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Oats Poha

Soma Pradhan
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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Poha is a healthy Indian breakfast made with flattened rice. How about making it healthier by adding some oats to it. Prepare the recipe in the traditional way and serve with some fried ground nuts, nylon sev and finely chopped onions. At the end, before you serve, squeeze some lemon for the extra zing.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Poha or flattened rice - 1 tea cup + 1 cup oats
  2. peanuts - 15
  3. onions – cut into julienne 2 large – 1 for cooking and 1 for garnishing
  4. potato – peeled and chopped - 1 small
  5. Green peas - 1/3 Cup
  6. corn - 1/3 Cup (optional)
  7. Green Chili, chopped - 2
  8. Curry Leaves - 6
  9. coriander leaves - ½ Cup, chopped
  10. cumin seeds or Zeera - 1 tsp
  11. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  12. Fennel seeds - ½ tsp
  13. salt to taste
  14. sugar - 1 tsp
  15. Nylon sev - For garnishing
  16. Sunflower oil - 2 tbsp
  17. turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  18. hing - 1 pinch
  19. lemon - 1


  1. Wash poha in water and spread on a plate.
  2. Wash oats separately and spread on a plate. Sprinkle some water so its texture is same as that of poha or aval or flattened rice.
  3. Heat oil in a deep kadhai. Once oil is hot, add the whole peanuts till it turns dark pink. Remove from oil and keep aside.
  4. Check poha and oats if they are soft enough. They should not be sticky and should stand apart. If you think it is still crunchy, sprinkle little water and mix gently.
  5. In the same hot oil, add hing, turmeric (haldi) powder, mustard seeds, cumin seeds curry leaves and chopped green chilies in the same order. As the seeds start spluttering, add the chopped onions and allow it to cook.
  6. When the onions start turning pink, add potatoes. Add a pinch of salt to allow the potatoes to cook fast.
  7. When the onion and potatoes are cooked well, add poha and mix gently. Add Salt and Sugar to taste and mix well. Cover the lid and allow the poha to cook for 1 minute.
  8. Open the lid , add coriander leaves and mix gently.
  9. Switch of the flame and serve.

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Bindiya Sharma
Bindiya Sharma   May-31-2017

very healthy poha recipe!

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