Poha Recipe

Quick and Easy Poha

Poha, a popular Indian breakfast dish, originated in Maharashtra. It is made from flattened rice flakes and is seasoned with spices, vegetables, and garnished with cilantro.

Poha Recipe

Are you looking for a simple yet delicious breakfast recipe to kickstart your day with a burst of flavors? Look no further! Poha, a traditional Indian dish made with flattened rice, is the perfect choice. It is not only easy to prepare but also incredibly versatile, allowing you to customize it according to your taste preferences. In this blog, we'll guide you through a mouthwatering Poha recipe that serves two people, so let's get started!

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 2 Calories: 215 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Preparing the Poha:
    • Rinse the Poha thoroughly under running water until it becomes soft but retains its shape.
    • Set aside the rinsed Poha in a colander to drain off any excess water.
    • Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder over the drained Poha and mix gently. Allow it to marinate for about 10 minutes.
  2. Sautéing the Ingredients:
    • Heat oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat.
    • Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
    • Next, add cumin seeds, green chili, and curry leaves. Sauté for a minute until the flavors are released.
    • Toss in the chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.
    • Now, add the marinated Poha to the pan, along with the roasted peanuts.
    • Sprinkle sugar and a pinch of salt to balance the flavors. Mix everything gently to ensure the spices are evenly distributed.
    • Cook the mixture for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the Poha is heated through.
  3. Serving and Garnishing:
    • Once the Poha is cooked, turn off the heat.
    • Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
    • You can squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the Poha for an extra tangy flavor if desired.
    • Transfer the delicious Poha to serving bowls and serve hot.
  4. Conclusion:

    Voila! Your scrumptious Poha breakfast for two is ready to be devoured. This simple and flavorful dish is perfect for those busy mornings when you want something quick, satisfying, and packed with nutrition. The combination of soft Poha, crunchy peanuts, and aromatic spices will leave your taste buds delighted.

    Feel free to experiment with this recipe by adding your favorite vegetables, such as peas, carrots, or bell peppers, to enhance its nutritional value. So, grab your ingredients, put on your chef's hat, and treat yourself and your loved one to a delectable plate of Poha. Enjoy!

    Remember to always adjust the spice levels according to your taste and dietary preferences. Happy cooking!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 215kcal
Calories from Fat 96kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 600mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g8%

Calcium 75.01 mg
Iron 8.01 mg

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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