This is one dish which is famous all across the India and many enjoy it in the breakfast or even in the evening snack. Simple yet delicious.

Also try: Vegetable Upma or Vermicelli.

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 Mins, Cooking – 15 mins, Total – 25 Mins

Servings: 2


  1. Poha (flattened rice) – 1 cup
  2. Onion – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  3. Potato – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  5. Tomatoes – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  6. Peanuts – 2 tbsp (roasted)
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Sugar – 2 tsp (optional)
  10. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  11. Black Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  12. Your favorite namkeen mix – to sprinkle on the top
  13. Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  14. Oil – 2 tbsp
  15. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Poha:

  1. Soak poha in water for 15 mins (soaking time also depends upon the quality of the poha)
  2. Now rinse it 2-3 times. Strain it in a big strainer and keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add brown mustard seeds and let it splutter
  4. Add onions and potatoes. Saute
  5. Cover the pan and cook on low flame till potatoes are soft. Keep sauteing in between
  6. Once potatoes are soft turn the flame to medium and saute till onions are golden brown
  7. Add green chillies, turmeric powder, coriander powder and sugar. Mix
  8. Add poha and salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 mins
  9. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix
  10. Transfer the poha on a serving plate or a bowl. Top it with tomatoes, peanuts, coriander leaves and your favorite namkeen
  11. Your Poha is ready to serve
  12. Serve hot with Tea or Coffee.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Neha Jha says:

    I always kept looking for some good poha recipe & here i get one 😊👍


    1. Hope you like it too 🙂


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