Poha is a traditional maharashtrian recipe .It is taken as breakfast and easy to prepare. It requires simple ingredients and taste good.

1 cup beaten rice (poha)
1/4 cup crushed groundnuts
1/4 cup grated or scraped coconut
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1 stalk curryleaves chopped
1/4 tsp sugar
salt to taste
5-6 green chillies
1 tsp lime juice
1 1/2 tbsp oil
2 onions chopped
1 small potato chopped
1/2 tsp each cumin & mustard seeds.

  1. Wash poha till clean. Drain water sprinkle a handful of clear water and keep aside.
  2. After 15 minutes loosen the poha gently, and break lumps with fingers.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, heat oil, add seeds and then potatoes. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add onion, chillies and curry leaves. Stir and fry onions till tender. Take off fire.
  5. Add poha and all other ingredients. Save some coconut and coriander leaves for garnishing. Mix very well.

  6. Adjust salt and lime as per taste. Return to low flame till hot. Stir gently every now and then.
  7. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with coriander and coconut.
  8. Serve hot with freshly brewed coffee.

Making time: 15 mins (excluding soaking time)

Serves: 3

Shelflife: best fresh.

Tip & Note: To make poha more delicious, add little sugar( 1/2-1 tbsp) and little salt to it while soaking( after draining the water).

Click here to know about Maharashtrian food and Recipes- Introduction To Maharashtrian Cuisine.

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