How to make Poha at home (Quick, Simple & Easy breakfast recipe)

How to make Poha at home (Quick, Simple & Easy breakfast recipe)

In this post i am going to show you how to make poha at home.

Poha recipe

When it comes to quick and easy breakfast recipe, poha always comes to my mind.

I am from Maharashtra and Poha is a kinda signature breakfast recipe of maharashtra, like Idli/dosa is for north india.

Poha is also considered as healthy breakfast option but I dont think its ideal breakfast for weight loss.

My ideology behind this bold statement is that, the main ingredient of poha is flattened rice or some also calls it beaten rice and rice is not considered good for weight loss.

Whatever the case maybe but I love Poha. I love it so much that I am regularly enjoying it even when i am venture of weight loss. Though poha do provide more than enough energy to kick start your day and it’s easy to make and it also requires very less ingredients.

It’s also a very versatile recipe. It has two variations. Some people make it sweet and some don’t.

Though whatever variation you like, the recipe didn’t change very much.

You just have to exchange one ingredient i.e. you just have to add sugar instead red chilli powder to make it sweet.

Its very versatile recipe also because you can add whatever vegetables you like in it.

It can go well with anything whether it is aloo, cauliflower, green peas or even eggs.

And you know what adding eggs in poha is my favourite.

I don’t know who invented this recipe (this egg poha), but as far as I know I enjoyed it first time at my friend’s college canteen and needless to say I fell in love with it because it was like a dream combination for me i.e. Protein + whatever.

I will definitely share egg poha recipe on this blog and I know if you are protein hunter just like me then you are definitely going to love it.

Coming back to the point, in this post I am going to show you simple traditional poha recipe, which is not going to be sweet because it’s Tasty and Zesty nation and as I said earlier if you want it sweet you can easily make it by simply excluding red chilli powder and adding sugar instead.

Poha is a very simple and easy to make recipe but it also has a tricky part which comes at the starting of the recipe.

When you soak the flatten rice or beaten rice, keep checking the flakes continuously.

Depending on the type of the flaten rice, it will get soft sooner or later.

Usually it does not take more than 2-3 minutes to get the flatten rice soft.

After the soaking, wash and rinse the rice couple of times and then keep it aside for at least 10 minutes.

In the meantime you can do other preparations like chopping vegetable etc because its a breakfast recipe and most of us don’t have time to wait in the morning and we should try to get most out of it.

After the soaking, rest of the recipe is pretty simple and it get done in one pot.

Also while serving the poha recipe, you can garnish it with dry grated coconut. And it really tasts good with crispy sev. I have a very interesting story behind this sev and poha combo.

Again it was in my college canteen I first started enjoying poha with a packet of aloo sev, then my gang started doing the same and ultimately it became common to eat poha with sev.

I certainly increased a lot of sales for the college canteen.

Regardless you add sugar or not I will advise you to enjoy this recipe with lemon juice, it really makes a difference.

How to make Poha at home (Step-by-step)

  • Take poha (flattened rice/beaten rice) in big bowl and add water in it enough to soak the poha. Soak it until poha become soft. The poha will get soft quickly depending on the type (thick or thin) it will require 2-3 minutes.
soak poha
soak poha
  • After soaking rinse the poha couple of times and eliminate excess water and cover the bowl and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
rinse the poha
rinse the poha
  • After that preheat pan and add 3 tbsp oil in it.
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp oil
  • Then add all the peanuts in it and fry it until the they turn dark brown.
fry peanuts
fry peanuts
  • Now add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let it crackin.
add cumin seeds and mustard seeds
add cumin seeds and mustard seeds
  • Then add asafoetida/hing.
add asafoetida
add asafoetida
  • Add green chillies and onions, saute well and let it cook until onions turns translucent.
add green chillies and onions
add green chillies and onions
  • Then add red chilli powder and turmeric powder, saute well and cook for a minute. (If you want to make sweet variety of poha then don’t add red chilli powde here)
add red chilli and turmeric powder
add red chilli and turmeric powder
  • Now add soaked poha.
add soaked poha
add soaked poha
  • Also add salt to taste. (If you want to make sweet variety of poha then add 1 tsp sugar and mix very well.
mix well
mix well
  • Then cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
cover and cook
cover and cook
  • Now your poha is ready to serve. You can garnish it with fresh coriander or dry grated coconut or even thin crispy sev. Also don’t forget to have a lemon slice with it.
ready to serve
ready to serve

Other Breakfast Recipes

Printable Poha recipe

Poha Recipe

In this recipe I am going to show you how to make poha at home. Poha recipe is a famous Maharashtrian breakfast. It is a very simple, easy recipe and quick recipe. It also requires very less ingredients. Poha which is also called as flattened rice or beaten rice is the main ingredient of the recipe. It is one of my favourites and it is really tasty and will provide you more than enough energy to kick start your day. You can make it taste sweet as well if you like, just add sugar instead of red chilli powder in it.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: poha recipe, poha recipe at home
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds/sarson
  • ½ tsp asafoetida/hing
  • 2-3 chopped green chillies
  • 2 small-medium diced onions
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Take poha (flattened rice/beaten rice) in big bowl and add water in it enough to soak the poha. Soak it until poha become soft. The poha will get soft quickly depending on the type (thick or thin) it will require 2-3 minutes.
  • After soaking rince the poha couple of times and eliminate excess water.
  • Now cover the bowl and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
  • After that preheat pan and add 3 tbsp oil in it.
  • Then add all the peanuts in it and fry it until the they turn dark brown.
  • Now add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let it crackin.
  • Then add asafoetida/hing.
  • Add green chillies and onions, saute well and let it cook until onions turns translucent.
  • Then add red chilli powder and turmeric powder, saute well and cook for a minute. (If you want to make sweet variety of poha then dont add red chilli powde here)
  • Now add soaked poha.
  • Also add salt to taste. (If you want to make sweet variety of poha then add 1 tsp sugar)
  • Mix very well.
  • Then cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now your phone is ready to serve.
  • You can garnish it with fresh coriander or dry grated coconut or even thin crispy sev. Also don’t forget to have a lemon slice with it.

Video

Notes

Soaking the poha is kinda tricky part so don’t over soak or under soak the poha. Soak the poha until it turns soft. To check it, continuously check flacks of the poha, press the poha flakes with your thumb and when it will easily break down, stop soaking. Some people like the sweet variety of poha recipe so if you want to try it then, dont add red chilli powder and add sugar when you add salt in this recipe. Don’t add too much 1 tsp will be enough.
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