Poha Recipe

Poha Recipe

Poha is an easy, delicious and healthy breakfast recipe, popular in Maharashtra. Made with onions, potatoes and seasoning like chillies, lemon and curry leaves make up a tasty and easy meal of Poha, especially when you don't feel like cooking
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian-food, indian-quick, poha
Servings: 2


  • 1 Cup Poha/chivda pressed rice
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 2-3 Whole red chillies
  • 1/2 cup Potatoes diced small
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • For garnish Lemon wedges


  • 1.Put poha in a colander and wash, not letting it soak too long in the water. Leave in the colander to drain out completely.
  • 2.Heat the oil and add the asafoetida, mustard seeds, curry leaves and onions along with whole red chillies.
  • 3.When onions are light brown, add potatoes, and turn around till they look a bit glossy.
  • 4.Add the turmeric and saut√© over low heat till the potatoes are cooked through.
  • 5.Increase the heat, add salt and poha and mix well. Saute till mixed and heated through.
  • 6.Shut off the heat, and mix in the green chillies, lemon juice and half of the coriander.
  • 7.Transfer on to a serving dish, garnish with the rest of the coriander and lemon wedges and serve.

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