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shatakchhi rai
5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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poha is easy, delicious and a popular maharashtrian breakfast recipe. i have grown up having poha for breakfast apart from idli, dosa and upma. my mom used to make poha often for breakfast or for brunch. either it used to be made with onions or potato or both with onions and potato.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Poha [flattened rice] - 2 cups
  2. Chopped onion -1
  3. Chopped green chillies -2
  4. Lemon juice - 1teaspoon
  5. rai -1 teaspoon
  6. Curry leaves -6-7
  7. Peanuts-1/2 small cup
  8. Chopped fried potatoes-1/2
  9. Salt
  10. oil
  11. Peas-1/2 small cup
  12. Turmeric powder - pinch
  13. Sugar pinch


  1. rinse the poha in water till they soften. they should loose their crunchiness and when you break them between your finger, they should easily get crushed or mashed. now add sugar, salt and turmeric powder to the poha and gently mix. dry roast the peanuts in a pan till they become crunchy.
  2. heat oil in the same pan. crackle the mustard seeds first. then add onions and saute them till they become translucent.
  3. add curry leaves and green chilies. saute for half a minute. add the roasted peanuts and stir. add the poha and stir.
  4. cover and steam the poha for 2-3 minutes on a low flame. when cooking check after 1 or 1.5 minutes and give a stir again. switch off the fire and let the kanda poha remain covered for 1-2 minutes. remove the lid and sprinkle some lemon juice
  5. give a gentle stir and serve poha hot with tea.

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Reema Garg
Reema Garg   Jan-15-2018

Healthy breakfast recipe.

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