Poha | How to make Poha

By Nidhi Mer  |  3rd Jan 2018  |  
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About Poha Recipe

A popular breakfast in Maharashtra. Its a quicks, easy and healthy dish.

The delicious and mouthwatering Poha is a famous dish of Maharashtra and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Poha is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Poha. Nidhi Mer shared this Poha recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Poha. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Poha recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.


Ingredients to make Poha

  • Thick poha (flattened rice) 2 cup
  • potato 1 medium
  • Finely chopped onion 1 small
  • curry leaves 6 to 7
  • Finely chopped green chillies 1 small
  • mustard seeds 1/4 tablespoon
  • cumin seeds 1/4 tablespoon
  • peanuts 2 tablespoons
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tablespoon
  • salt as required
  • sugar 1 tablespoon
  • lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Chopped coriander leaves 2 tablespoons
  • oil 2 tablespoons
  • Finely chopped tomatoes 1 small
  • Sev 1/2 cup

How to make Poha

  1. Heat up a pan and add 2 tbsp peanuts.
  2. Roast the peanuts till they become crunchy and keep aside.
  3. keep the poha in the strainer and rinse it in running water. make sure that you do not rinse it too much or else it breaks and gets mushy. 
  4. Sprinkle ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp sugar and salt (as required) in the poha. Gently mix with your hands.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai.
  6. Now add small chopped potato.
  7. Saute the potatoes till light golden and crisp.
  8. Remove them with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
  9. In the same pan or kadai, add 1 tsp mustard seeds to the hot oil. When they splutter, add the 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  10. Allow the cumin seeds to change the color and crackle.
  11. Then add about ½ cup finely chopped onions. Saute the onions till they become translucent and soften.
  12. Now add the 6 to 7 curry leaves, 1 tsp chopped green chilies. saute for half a minute.
  13. Add the poha. Stir gently but very well till everything is mixed evenly.
  14. Then add the sauteed potatoes, roasted peanuts and lemon juice. Again mix gently with the rest of the mixture. Check the taste and add more of the salt or sugar if required.
  15. Cover the pan tightly with a lid and steam poha for a minute or two on a low flame. 
  16. Poha is ready to be served.
  17. Garnish Poha with finely chopped tomatoes, coriander leaves and Sev.

Reviews for Poha (1)

Ruchi Gaur2 years ago

Simple yet delicious!!!

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