Poha (Flattened Rice)

Poha (Flattened Rice)

A quick and easy breakfast staple

Prep time5
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings4 servings


  • 2 cups Poha
  • 1, medium-sized Potato
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1 tablespoon Oil or Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1, small Lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon  Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  Pink Salt
  • 2 teaspoons  Sugar
  • 1, small  chopped Green Chili
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup  (optional) Raisins and Cashews
  • 1 tablespoon  (optional) Cilantro Leaves



Soak poha for couple of minutes. Drain water completely. Leave poha in a colander for about 5 minutes. Poha should be soft but not soggy.

Step 1

Roast or fry peanuts and cashews on medium heat until crunchy. Sprinkle some pink salt and black pepper, and then set aside.

Step 2

Peel and cut the potato into cubes. Wash the peas in a colander or strainer.

Step 3

Add sugar and all of the spices except mustard seeds to the poha.

Step 4

Heat ghee or oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the mustard seeds.

Step 5

Once the mustard seeds start crackling, add in peas and potatoes.

Cook on low heat until potatoes and peas are soft.

Step 6

Add poha and mix gently but thoroughly.

Turn off the heat once everything is mixed, no more than 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add lime juice and chopped green chilies. Garnish with nuts, raisins, and cilantro leaves.

Serve hot. Leftover poha can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Step 8


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