Poha Recipe | How to Make Poha

In India, different types of delicious food are eaten in the morning breakfast. Today I will show you how to make a very healthy and tasty snack Poha recipe which is eaten in morning breakfast in India. This food is eaten in the morning breakfast in the Indian states, especially in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and North Karnataka. But with time this food has become so famous that it is eaten in morning breakfast almost all over India.

It is very quick and easy to make breakfast, so children and adults all like to eat it for breakfast. In this recipe post, I have shared a very quick and easy method of making poha recipe with step by step pictures.

Poha Recipe by Make Veg Recipes
Poha Recipe by Make Veg Recipes
Prep Time : 10 Mins       
Cook Time : 20 Mins               
Total Time : 30 Mins
Servings : 3 – 4               
Cuisine : Indian 
Course : Breakfast

What is poha Recipe

Poha is easily available in the markets of India. If we talk about the type of poha, then it is of 2 to 3 types. It is also called flattened rice. One type is thin like paper, the other is thick and the third is medium thick. Poha (also known as flattened rice) is used to make many dishes.Thick poha is used to make poha recipe. Poha is eaten in almost every state in India but especially in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, North Karnataka and Gujarat as a morning breakfast. This is a very healthy and filling breakfast which is also easily digestible.

How to make Poha Recipe

Poha is one such breakfast which can be made very quickly and easily. To make it we need some spices, vegetables and other ingredients. Let us know about the easy method of how to make Poha and the ingredients used in it.

Poha ingredients Poha Recipe

  • Thick Poha – 2 cups
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Curry Leaf – 8-10
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts – ¼ cup
  • Potato – 2 small size
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Asafetida – a pinch
  • Salt – as per taste

 Poha Ingredients for Garnishing

  • Coriander Leaves – 1 spring
  • Lemon – 1 small

How to make poha Recipe Step by Step 

1.Cut two small potatoes into small square pieces. ¼ cup peanuts and keep them in a bowl.

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2. To make this recipe, first take 2 cups thick poha. To soften the poha, wash it two to three times with water in a strainer. After this keep it aside. It will absorb water and become soft. While washing it, one thing has to be specially kept in mind that it has to be washed only two to three times, washing it excessively will make it very pulpy and sticky.

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3. Add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, salt as per taste and one teaspoon sugar to the poha washed in a strainer and mix it with the help of a spoon.

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4. Potatoes have a special flavor in this recipe. Take two small potatoes and cut them into small square pieces so that it cooks easily and quickly while stirring in oil. Now put one tablespoon of ghee in a frying pan and heat it. Fry the chopped potato pieces when the ghee is hot. Potatoes have to be fried for 3 to 5 minutes so that they get cooked well and become soft. When the potatoes become slightly crisp and golden, take them out in a plate on tissue paper so that the excess ghee comes out of the fried potatoes. The less the ghee, the healthier and lighter our recipe will be.

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5. After roasting the potatoes, in the same frying pan, fry 1/4 small cup of peanuts in the remaining hot ghee on medium heat. Roast the peanuts till they become crisp so that there is no rawness in the peanuts and the peanuts are roasted well. Take out the roasted peanuts from the frying pan and keep them in a plate.

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6. Put a small spoon of ghee in the frying pan. Put a pinch of Asafoetida in hot ghee, add a spoonful of mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to crackle, add 10 to 12 curry leaves to it and stir a little with a frying spoon.

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7. Add roasted peanuts and fried potatoes (which we have already fried) to the frying pan and mix well with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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8. Now put poha in the frying pan and mix it well with peanuts and fried potatoes.

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9. After adding potatoes and peanuts, if the poha mixture looks a little dry, sprinkle 2 to 3 teaspoons of water as needed. After this, mix the whole mixture well with a spoon. Stir gently with a spoon and steam cook on low flame for 1 to 2 minutes. This will remove the extra wetness and the texture of Poha will be perfect.

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10. When the poha is ready, squeeze one to two teaspoons of lemon juice and mix it well with the poha. If you do not want to mix lemon juice in poha, then serve sliced ​​lemon slices with poha.

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11. Finally sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on the poha for decoration and serve hot poha with lemon slices.



Important Note : For Poha Recipe Making

  1. For poha recipe, take thick poha only. Because the thin poha will become mushy and sticky if washed in water. Don’t use thin type of poha.
  2. While making poha recipe, while washing thick poha also one thing should be specially kept in mind that it has to be washed only 2 to 3 times, washing more will make it very mushy and sticky.
  3. To use peanuts in poha recipe, roast the peanuts on medium flame only. Keep in mind one thing in particular that there should be no raw water in the peanuts. Roast the peanuts till they become crisp so that the peanuts are well roasted.
  4. We use lemon to give a little sourness to the poha recipe when it is ready. Lemon can be used in two ways.
  • Method 1: When poha is made, you can squeeze lemon in it and sprinkle it on top and mix it.
  • Method 2 :  While serving Poha, you can keep a slice of lemon in it so that you can taste the sourness by squeezing the lemon as needed.


Question : Is poha good for weight loss?

Answer : Poha can be eaten for weight loss. It is a light and nutritious breakfast. It is low in fiber and calories. Poha contains a good amount of vitamins, proteins, carbs and other minerals which are essential for the human body. Poha is a filling breakfast which does not cause hunger for a long time.

Question : Which poha is best thin or thick?

Answer : Thick poha should be used to make poha recipe for breakfast. Thick poha is easily available in grocery stores in India. Thin poha is not suitable for a poha breakfast recipe as it becomes very gooey and sticky after soaking in water. Thin poha is used to make other dry savory snacks which are very tasty.

Question : Does poha cause gas?

Answer : Poha is a healthy and light food, eating it does not cause digestion problems and does not cause gas. It can be eaten as breakfast in the morning and evening and it is easily digested.

Question : Is poha high in protein?

Answer : The amount of protein in Poha is very less. Spices, vegetables and dry fruits are also used in Poha recipes in India. The amount of protein in groundnut is very high. Adding peanuts to poha increases the nutritional value of poha and eating it provides protein.

Question : What is the English name for poha?

Answer : Poha is called flattened rice in English. Flattened rice is eaten as a main dish for breakfast in South Asia. It is also known by many names like chidwa, aval, poha, poe, avalakki.

Question : Which country is famous for poha?

Answer : Poha is a very famous breakfast in India. Poha is eaten in the morning breakfast in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and almost all other states in India. This is a very favorite breakfast which is liked by everyone.

Question : Who invented poha in India?

Answer : Poha first originated in Maharashtra in India. Poha gained immense popularity during the reign of Scindia and Holkar. When the rulers of Maharashtra came to Madhya Pradesh, they captured Indore and brought with them shrikhand and poha as food items, among other things. It was during this period that eating poha for breakfast started.

Question : Is poha healthy or unhealthy?

Answer : Poha is one such food eaten for breakfast, which is rich in many nutrients. It is considered as a better alternative to cereals. Contains fiber, vitamins, carbohydrates, rich in protein and iron. It is a very healthy, light food, which also helps in reducing weight.


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