Easy Breakfast Recipe: Poha

This nutritious breakfast is the perfect energy booster to start your day!

Poha, made from flattened rice, is an easy-to-cook, nutritious snack. The lightly fried variety is a standard breakfast in Malvaa region of Madhya Pradesh It is often eaten for breakfast or brunch. Add an extra twist to Poha by serving it with mint-coriander chutney.


2 cups poha (flattened rice)
2 tbsp vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
curry leaves
1 green chilli (slit lengthwise)
1 medium onion (chopped fine)
1 large/2medium potatoes (quartered and sliced very thin)
Handful of unsalted peanuts (skins removed)
Pinch of turmeric powder
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander to garnish

How To Make 

  1. Put the poha in a sieve and wash under running water for 2 minutes. Keep aside to drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry till the spluttering stops and then add the onion. Fry till soft and translucent.
  3. Add the peanuts and potatoes, stirring frequently, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain the poha completely to remove all the water and add it to the above mix.
  5. Add turmeric powder and stir well to blend all the ingredients. Cook for another minute.
  6. Turn off the fire. Squeeze lemon and mix well.
  7. Now, garnish with coriander and serve hot.

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