Poha is rice which is dehusked and then flattened into rice flakes. It is used in a variety of snacks like chivda namkeen or the famous Maharashtrian kanda pohe. It is very quick to prepare and is light on stomach. Increase its nutritional value by adding boiled vegetables like peas, boiled potatoes, carrots and bell peppers. This recipe is so simple and is ready in a matter of minutes. Enjoy it hot with a cup of tea.
Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


·         2 cups thick poha/pressed rice flakes, wash, drain and leave aside for 5 min
·         1 onion, chopped
·         2 green chilies, finely chopped
·         1/2 tsp mustard seeds
·         1/4 tsp turmeric powder
·         ¼ cup peanuts
·         3/4 tbsp sugar
·         1 tbsp lemon juice
·         ¼ tbsp garam masala
·         Chopped coriander leaves for garnish
·         8-10 curry leaves
·         Salt to taste
·         1 tbsp oil


·         Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add peanuts and sauté them till they turn light brown.
·         Add green chilies, onions, curry leaves and sauté for 4 minutes. Add the turmeric powder and combine. Add sugar and salt.
·         Now, add poha and mix it lightly and see that no lumps form and it combines well. Cook on low flame for 2-4 minutes. Add lemon juice and garam masala and combine.
·         Turn off heat, and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.