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Bhavana Gupta's Poha Recipe

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

Poha is a quick, easy and healthy popular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe. Made using flattened or beaten rice, onions and basic spices, it makes great mid snack too.

Course -Breakfast, Snacks

Cuisine -Indian

Keyword -Kanda Poha, Poha, Poha Recipe

Diet -Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time - 10 minutes

Cook Time - 10 minutes


Calories - 249kcal

Author - Tasty Bites with Bhavana

Ingredients to prepare poha

  • 2 cups Poha beaten or flattened rice (I have used thicker variety)

  • Salt as needed

  • 3 tablespoons Oil

  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds

  • 10-12 Curry leaves

  • 2-3 Green chillies chopped /slit

  • ¼ cup Peanuts

  • 1 Onion large sized, finely chopped

  • 3/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoon Lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

  • Sev for garnishing

  • Fresh grated coconut I haven't added though

Instructions to make poha recipe

  • Clean and wash red rice poha and soak it for a minute along with little salt.

  • After a minute, strain the poha and  keep it aside.

  • In a pan or kadai, heat oil.

  • Add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.

  • Add curry leaves, green chillies and fry for another few seconds.

  • Add peanuts and fry until it’s golden in colour and doesn’t get burnt.

  • Add onions and sauté until they turn soft and pink.

  • Add turmeric, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook for another 30 seconds.

  • Now, add strained poha, sugar and mix, cook for another minute only.

  • Garnish kanda poha with coriander leaves and coconut (i have not added).

  • Dish out and top with sev, serve hot.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 27.5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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