Poha – Breakfast with Rice Flakes

Poha makes for a great breakfast option.

Widely eaten in the western parts of India, this light and fragrant dish is an easy one to make and is loaded with taste and nutrition.

Peanuts add a nice crunch to its otherwise soft texture and a squeeze of lime takes the humble Poha to a whole new level. It also can be enjoyed as a healthy snack.

Poha (Flattened Rice)
Serving Size– Serves Four
Estimated Preparation Time– 10 Minutes
Estimated Cooking Time – 20 Minutes

Flattened Rice Flakes (available in all Indian grocery stores) – 150 gm
Onion chopped – 1
Tomato chopped – 1 (Optional)
Potato boiled and diced – 1
Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
Green Chillies chopped – 1
Curry leaves – 5
Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp
Salt – 1 Tsp
Peanuts- 3 Tsp
Lime juice – 2 Tsp
Vegetable Oil – 2 Tbsp
Coriander chopped – 2 Tsp
Preparation Method:
Wash the rice flakes under running water. Drain the water and keep aside.

In a frying pan heat the vegetable oil, add mustard seeds when they start crackling add the curry leaves.

Add the chopped onion to the pan now fry till it becomes soft; add green chilies, peanuts and diced boiled potatoes.mix well. Cook for two minutes.

Now add the washed flattened rice flakes, put in the turmeric powder. Mix thoroughly so that the turmeric is evenly coated on all the rice flakes. Cook further for two minutes.

Pour lime juice over the Poha. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot
Nutritional Value  – Calories- 524 Fat 24.7 g, Carbohydrates- 26.8 g, Protein- 28.3 g


Tip: Grated coconut can be added to the Poha to lift its taste further and add a nice texture.

This entry was posted by Quick Asian Recipes - Ashish Negi.

10 thoughts on “Poha – Breakfast with Rice Flakes

  1. Pingback: Stir Fried Rice « yummyfoodmadeeasy

    • Thanks Frances, well lime and peanut is a pretty famous combo in India too. if you cannot find rice flakes i suggest using boiled rice or even leftover rice from a previous meal would work just fine.. hope that answers your question. Enjoy the recipe!

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