Poha Recipe – Easy Indian Poha recipe

Indian breakfast is known for its delicious and healthy dishes. People often associate it with having a lot of spices, but that’s not always the case. In this article, we will learn how to make an easy yet tasty dish – Poha Recipe that is also packed with health benefits. Read along and find out the step-by-step instructions of preparing this traditional Indian breakfast Poha recipe  in no time.

Before making Poha recipe, let’s know some things about Poha. Poha is a Delicious and Nutritious Indian Breakfast . Poha is a complete breakfast that fulfills your energy for the whole day and does not make you feel hungry too soon. Poha is a special type of rice which is flattened at the entrance of the machine.  We also call it Chivda.  There are many types of poha, thick poha, thin poha, red poha, millet poha. 

Poha Recipe

In today’s blog, I will tell you how to make Poha in very less time. You need very few things like onion, peanut, lemon, green coriander to make Poha. We serve Poha with Indian Namkeen , chopped onions and coriander leaves. And you can also eat it simply with vegetable salad just squeeze lemon juice on top. 

We will cover more topics related to poha in this article such as what is poha, benefits of eating poha in breakfast and Tips and Tricks for Making Delicious Poha. In today’s poha recipe, I have also added potato as my family and I like it very much.  You can skip if you want.

 

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Prep time: 10-15 minutes 

Cooking time 15-20 minutes 

Serves: 3-4 people

 

Ingredients Required for Making Poha

  • POHA 3 CUPS
  • OIL  2-3 TBSP
  • PEANUTS  2 TBSP
  • SUGAR  1 TSP
  • SALT  TO TASTE
  • MUSTARD SEEDS  1/2 TSP
  • CUMIN SEEDS 1/2 TSP
  • CURRY LEAVES 10-12
  • GREEN CHILLI  2 NOS.
  • ONION 1 NO. (CHOPPED)
  • TURMERIC POWDER  1/2 TSP
  • POTATO 2 MEDIUM SIZED (DICED)
  • FRESH CORIANDER  A SMALL HANDFUL
  • LEMON JUICE  1 TSP
  • WATER  A SPLASH
  • FRESH CORIANDER FOR SERVING A SMAL HANDFUL (CHOPPED)

Step by Step Instructions on How to Make Poha

In a large bowl add the poha, make sure that the poha that you are using are of the thick variety & they should be old. 

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Add water into the bowl & gently wash the poha by mixing them in the water, then immediately strain the poha using a sieve, let the poha rest in the sieve for 8-10 minutes. This will help them soften and cook evenly.

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While the poha is resting you can start the further cooking process. 
Set a pan over high flame, once the pan gets hot, add the oil & heat it well.
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Further add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, green chill, curry leaves and let them fry until they start to splutter.
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After that add peanuts, mix well & cook over low flame briefly .
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And then add the potatoes. Cook the potatoes over high flame until they are half cooked, make sure you half cook the potatoes before adding the onions, if you add potatoes & onion together then the onions will get overcooked. 
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Once the potatoes are half done, add in the chopped onion & sugar, stir well & cook until the onion turns almost light golden brown over high flame. 
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When the onion turns almost light golden brown the potatoes will also be cooked perfectly, lowering the flame at this stage.
Next we add salt & turmeric powder and mix well .
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And then add the soaked poha along with fresh coriander and stir everything very gently.
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Add lemon juice and stir everything well very gently. 
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Further add a splash of water over the poha & cover the pan with a lid, switch off the flame & let the poha rest for 3-4 minutes.
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following this step will ensure that the poha turns out to be very moist & fluffy due to the steam. 
Remove the lid after 3-4 minutes & sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander.
Your batata poha is ready, Garnish with some grated coconut while serving.
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To add some crunch to your poha recipe, top it with roasted peanuts or cashews before serving.
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Tips and Tricks for Making Perfect Poha

If you are looking for a delicious and nutritious Poha recipe, here are some tips to help you make the perfect dish.
 
1. Choose the right Poha: Always use thick poha to make poha. because thin poha dissolves quickly in water and becomes mushy.
 
2. Wash the Poha Gently: Wash the rice several times with water to remove all the dirt and impurities. This will help to make the Poha light and fluffy.
 
3. Soak the rice in water: Wash the poha in water only 1-2 times and strain it with a strainer. Washing poha in too much water will make the poha melt and make it soggy.
 
4. Use fresh ingredients: Always use fresh ingredients for making Poha. This includes using fresh vegetables, peanuts, and spices. Using fresh ingredients will help to enhance the flavor of your dish.
 
5. Cook the Poha on low heat: Cook the Poha on low heat so that all the flavors are infused into the dish without burning it.
 
6.If you do not want to roast peanuts in oil, you can also roast them without oil in a pan on low medium heat and then add in Poha recipe.
 
7. In this poha recipe I added potato as i like it so much  if dont like it you can skip it. You can add green peas or frozen peas also. 
Health Benefits of Eating Poha For Breakfast
Poha is a flattened rice dish that is popular in many parts of India. It is typically made with rice that has been parboiled, then flattened and dried. Poha is a quick and easy dish to make, and it is also very healthy and nutritious.
 
There are many health benefits associated with eating poha. Poha is a good source of complex carbohydrates, which are essential for energy production. It is also high in fiber, which helps to regulate digestion and prevent constipation. Additionally, poha is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including iron and calcium.
 
Eating poha on a regular basis can help to improve your overall health and well-being. If you are looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast option, give poha a try!
How is poha prepared?
The beginning of making Poha is from paddy.  Paddy is a crop from which rice is derived.  The paddy is first soaked in water and after draining out of the water, when there is still moisture in the paddy, it is fed into the rolling mill.  Paddy is flattened in the rolling mill, after all these processes Chuda i.e. Poha is prepared.
What is Poha called in English?

Poha is called flattened rice in English and Poha is also called beaten rice. There are many types of poha and it is also prepared in many ways. Poha is made by simmering rice in water until it is soft and then adding spices and vegetables.

Is Poha good for weight loss?
 Poha is a complete breakfast full of energy.  Because poha contains a lot of fiber, vitamins, iron. There are many health benefits associated with eating poha. Poha is a good source of complex carbohydrates, which are essential for energy production. It is also high in fiber, which helps to regulate digestion and prevent constipation.
Additionally, poha is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including iron and calcium.Poha only has 250 calories that’s why poha is a good option for your breakfast.  And if you eat Poha for breakfast, then you do not feel hungry soon because Poha gives you full energy.
Conclusion
Poha is a delicious and nutritious dish perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. After reading this blog, you should now know how to make an easy Poha recipe. How did you like this Poha recipe made with Potato and onion do tell us by writing in the comment. you can also email me foodandflavoursrecipe@gmail.com. If you like the recipe then do like and share.
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Poha Recipe

Poha Recipe

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 person
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • POHA 3 CUPS
  • OIL 2-3 TBSP
  • PEANUTS 2 TBSP
  • SUGAR 1 TSP
  • SALT TO TASTE
  • MUSTARD SEEDS 1/2 TSP
  • CUMIN SEEDS 1/2 TSP
  • CURRY LEAVES 10-12
  • GREEN CHILLI 2 NOS.
  • ONION 1 NO. CHOPPED
  • TURMERIC POWDER 1/2 TSP
  • POTATO 2 MEDIUM SIZED DICED
  • FRESH CORIANDER A SMALL HANDFUL
  • LEMON JUICE 1 TSP
  • WATER A SPLASH
  • FRESH CORIANDER FOR SERVING A SMAL HANDFUL CHOPPED

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl add the poha, make sure that the poha that you are using are of the thick variety & they should be old.
  • Add water into the bowl & gently wash the poha by mixing them in the water, then immediately strain the poha using a sieve, let the poha rest in the sieve for 8-10 minutes. This will help them soften and cook evenly.
  • While the poha is resting you can start the further cooking process.
  • Set a pan over high flame, once the pan gets hot, add the oil & heat it well.
  • Further add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, green chill, curry leaves and let them fry until they start to splutter.
  • After that add peanuts, mix well & cook over low flame briefly .
  • And then add the potatoes. Cook the potatoes over high flame until they are half cooked, make sure you half cook the potatoes before adding the onions, if you add potatoes & onion together then the onions will get overcooked.
  • Once the potatoes are half done, add in the chopped onion & sugar, stir well & cook until the onion turns almost light golden brown over high flame.
  • When the onion turns almost light golden brown the potatoes will also be cooked perfectly, lowering the flame at this stage.
  • Next we add salt & turmeric powder and mix well .
  • And then add the soaked poha along with fresh coriander and stir everything very gently.
  • Add lemon juice and stir everything well very gently.
  • Further add a splash of water over the poha & cover the pan with a lid, switch off the flame & let the poha rest for 3-4 minutes.
  • following this step will ensure that the poha turns out to be very moist & fluffy due to the steam.
  • Remove the lid after 3-4 minutes & sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander. Your batata poha is ready, Garnish with some grated coconut while serving.
  • To add some crunch to your poha recipe, top it with roasted peanuts or cashews before serving.
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