I grew up in North Indian household where breakfasts were usually paratha, poori or sandwiches. Poha was once in a month affair. As I moved to Pune (Maharashtra) we regularly used to get it in my hostel. No judgement please but I never liked it much. I mean I know its super healthy breakfast and all. Lets just say my hostel chef didn’t make it very well. But some people can be really, a big fan of it and one such person is my husband. He can eat poha 3-4 times a week without any complaints. So, since I got married I eat poha atleast once a week. Usually our Fridays are poha day(Friday & Saturday is weekend in Dubai) & since I also have to eat it, I have twisted the recipe a bit as per my likings.
Best Poha that I have had is Indori poha (Poha in Indore). It steamed poha with no oil. Do try if you ever happen to be in Indore.
Prep Time: 10 Mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Recipe Level: Easy
Spice Level: Low to Medium
Serves: 2 People
Shelf Life: Best to have fresh
Serving Suggestion: Have as breakfast or evening snack with a cup of Tea
Dietary: Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy
1 cup Thick Poha/ Flattened Rice
½ cup small diced Onion
½ cup Sweet Corn
½ cup Parboiled Green Peas
1 Chilli diagonally cut
5-6 Curry leaves
8-10 roasted Peanuts
Chopped Coriander for garnish
1tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 tbsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Haldi/Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder (Adjust as per taste)
1 tbsp Salt (Adjust as per taste)
SOAK POHA IN WATER – Wash Poha thoroughly in water & leave it in colander for 5-7 min. Add Haldi, ½ Tbsp salt, red Chilli Powder, ½ Lemon juice & leave poha
- Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan & add mustard seeds
- Once seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves, green chilli, onion, sweetcorn & parboiled green peas, ½ tbsp salt & let it cook for 1 min.
- Add Poha & mix it well so all spices are mixed for 1 min.
- Serve it on a plate & garnish with coriander, squeeze ½ lemon, pomegranate seeds & peanuts
- No need to cook onion a lot to make it translucent. It tastes better when onion is not fully cooked & is crunchy.
- You can garnish with Sev/Bhujiya.