Wednesday, June 22, 2011


After a long walk there is nothing like warm home made breakfast.  I have always loved Poha - ( flattened  rice), it is not surprising that poha is a  regular feature in my kitchen. A quick light meal for a rushed morning. Don't forget breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you don't want to be eating something out of a box every single day. You can do so much with this dish, add some  garam masal and make it spicy, add some vegetables or just potatoes and peas or just soak the poha in milk and make it extra creamy. This is my favorite version. Simple !! The salty lemony flavor is refreshing at any time of the day. !! enjoy !!

You will need :

2 cups : poha  rinsed in water till it soaks up the water.
2 tbsp : oil
1 medium onion finely chopped
4-5 green chillies chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp chana daal
1/2 tsp  urad daal
1/2 tsp cumin seed
salt to taste
juice of a lime

Some ready sev and finely chopped cilantro to dress it up a bit

Wash the poha and sprinkle little water over it, it will puff up in no time.   In a saucepan heat oil, add mustard let it splatter now add the daals followed by cumin seed. After it is roasted, add green chilies and onions - roast till it is golden brown add turmeric and salt.  Now add the washed poha. Mix it up well so that the salt and onion is evenly distributed. Add juice of lime and finely chopped cilantro. Serve warm !! garnish it with sev and  enjoy!!

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  1. I can finish that wonderful looking poha rite now, my fav anytime..

  2. An easy breakfast idea! Loved the colour . Looks yummy...

  3. I just love poha ~ mouth watering delight:)
    Nicely taken pics n loved your plate!
    US Masala

  4. Very delicious and colorful poha. Wonderfully presented.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Just made y'day ..these pics making it so so tempting ...wonderful clicks dear

  6. Ah!!! Sooo yummy!!! Even I love poha and I can have it at anytime of the day. The shots are as fabulous as always :)

  7. That us one awesome dish.. Very colourful presentation.. I like the colour combination of yellow and violet with reds.. Poha looks very delectable:)

  8. I like this dish.. But have never tried in my kitchen.. Lovely colour..

  9. Poha looks very delicious..lovely recipe..awesome clicks..


  10. Very tempting.
    First time here. Glad to follow you. Hope you will visit me too.
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    Event - LGSS_Paneer

  11. Your presentation has been put up in the Pohe page on facebook at:


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