One recipe which is famous all across India, with a few variations in each region. Enjoy it in the breakfast or even in the evening snack. Simple yet delicious.

Also try: Vegetable Upma or Vermicelli.

Course: Breakfast or Snack.

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 Mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 25 Mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Poha (flattened rice) – 1 cup
  2. Onion – 1 small (finely chopped)
  3. Potato – 1 small (finely chopped)
  4. Green Chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  5. Tomatoes – 1 small (seeded and finely chopped)
  6. Roasted Peanuts – 2 tbsp
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Black Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  10. Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
  11. Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp
  12. Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  13. Your favorite namkeen mix – to sprinkle on the top
  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 thoroughly. Strain it and keep aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add black mustard seeds and let it splutter
  4. Add onions and potatoes. Saute and cover. Cook on low flame till potatoes are soft. Keep sautéing occasionally
  5. Once potatoes are soft turn the flame to medium-high and add green chillies, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Cook till onions are golden brown
  6. Add poha, sugar and salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 mins
  7. Turn off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix
  8. Transfer the poha on a serving plate or a bowl. Top it with chopped tomatoes, peanuts, coriander leaves and your favorite namkeen
  9. Your Poha is ready. 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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