Poha is one of the healthiest breakfasts prepared in many Indian households. While it is very commonly made in Maharashtrian and Gujarati homes of India, it has gained a lot of popularity with other households as well. Poha is easy to make and super delicious.
Poha is actually flattened rice or beaten rice and is available in different thicknesses. We are going to use the Poha with a medium thickness in our recipe today. Let’s quickly note down the Poha Recipe ingredients.
Ingredients for the Poha Recipe
- Poha (Flattened Rice/ Beaten Rice): 1.5 Cups (use the medium thickness poha)
- Potato: 1 Large sized, cut into 1/2 inch slabs
- Onion: 1 large sized finely chopped
- Tomato: 1 Small sized Chopped
- Peas: 1/2 cup boiled
- Peanuts: 1/2 cup roasted
- Green Chilli: 1-2 finely chopped (optional but recommended)
- Ginger/ Garlic Paste: 1 teaspoon
- Curry Leaves: 3-4 leaves
- Cilantro: 1/2 cup chopped (for garnishing)
- Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon
- Cooking Oil: 1 tablespoon
- Mustard Seeds: 1 teaspoon
- Asafoetida: 1 pinch
- Salt: as per taste
- Red Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Special Note: I have only put Potato and Peas in this Poha, if you want you can put other veggies like beans, carrots and capsicum to make it more nutritious.
Ready the Flattened Rice for final preparation
Put the poha in a sieve and Wash the flattened rice properly with water, put it on the sieve and keep it aside
- Heat a Wok and pour the cooking oil into it.
- Once the oil is hot, put asafoetida and mustard seeds and curry leaves into it.
- When the mustard seeds start popping put the chopped onions and ginger garlic paste into the Wok.
- Sauté for a minute or two. When the onions turn slightly brown, put the potatoes and peas into it.
- Put a little salt and turmeric and sauté. Sprinkle a little water and cover it with the lid for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
- After 2-3 minutes, check if the potatoes have cooked, put the red chilli powder, green chillis and lemon juice into it. Mix well.
- Put the readied flattened rice into the Wok. Mix well and let it cook for about 2 minutes.
- Put the Tomatoes into the Wok and mix well.
- Cover the lid and close the gas. Keep it for a minute. The steam will soften the tomatoes.
- Put the cilantro and peanuts on the Poha before serving.
I really like Poha, and eat it either in my breakfast or with my tea in my evening snack. It is super filling and just an apt dish for a healthy snack.
Eat it hot, like I am eating mine while writing this post ☺
Have you ever tried Poha? If you do let me know if you make it differently or just like I do. I look forward to your comments.