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
  1. Heat the oil, add in the mustard seeds

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

  3. Now add the turmeric powder and coriander powder

  4. Add the groundnuts and fry

  5. Add in the finely sliced onions and fry till golden.

  6. Now add in chopped coriander leaves and vegetables and cook

  7. Add the lemon juice and salt and mix well

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

  9. Turn off the heat and let it cool

  10. Once cooled, store in an airtight container in fridge

  11. To use, boil 3/4 cup of water

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

  13. Cover with lid and let stand for 10 minutes.

  14. Delicious poha is ready!

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