Instant Poha

Instant Poha

Poha makes for a versatile, healthy and tasty breakfast. With nuts, rice flakes and veggies all thrown in, it does pack a punch to start the day. This recipe makes an instant version which you could store airtight in a fridge for upto a week.
When you are ready to have it you pull it out, pour some hot water and then munch away.

Tiya Joshi


  1. 1 number Onion
  2. 1.25 Cups Poha rice flakes
  3. 0.25 Cups Groundnut
  4. 3 numbers Red chilli
  5. 1 tablespoon Oil
  6. 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  7. 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  8. 1.5 teaspoons Coriander powder
  9. 1 teaspoon ginger Minced
  10. Curry leaves
  11. 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  12. to taste Salt
  13. Coriander leaves (optional)
  14. 0.25 number Potato (optional)
  15. 0.5 number Carrot (optional)
  16. 0.75 Cups Water


20 mins
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    Heat the oil, add in the mustard seeds

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    Once it splutters, add the dry red chilli, ginger and curry leaves

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    Now add the turmeric powder and coriander powder

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    Add the groundnuts and fry

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    Add in the finely sliced onions and fry till golden.

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    Now add in chopped coriander leaves and vegetables and cook

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    Add the lemon juice and salt and mix well

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    Add in the rice flakes and mix well. Each flake will take on the color and be lightly fried

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    Turn off the heat and let it cool

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    Once cooled, store in an airtight container in fridge

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    To use, boil 3/4 cup of water

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    Pour the boiling water in a flat bottomed vessel containing the poha.

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    Cover with lid and let stand for 10 minutes.

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    Delicious poha is ready!

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