Poha Recipe


  • 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. 


  • Wash poha till clean. Drain water sprinkle a handful of clear water and keep aside.
  • After 15 minutes loosen the poha gently, and break lumps with fingers. In a heavy saucepan, heat oil, add seeds and then potatoes. Stir for
  • 2-3 minutes. Add onion, chillies and curry leaves. Stir and fry onions till tender. Take off fire. 
  • Add poha and all other ingredients. Save some coconut and coriander leaves for garnishing. Mix very well. Adjust salt and lime as per taste.
  • Return to low flame till hot. Stir gently every now and then. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with coriander and coconut.

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