Photo Credits: Ravi Talwar

Poha is a light dish that can be served at breakfast or evening tea. It is popular all over India as a healthy snack option. Poha or Chiwda is made of rice flakes. When ready, it is a colorful mix of vegetables, roasted or fried peanuts, and rice flakes. Tastes best when served with aloo bhujia topping and a slight sprinkle of lemon juice!

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Procedure for making Poha

  1. Put the poha in a big sieve and wash it thoroughly with water. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Put oil in a non-stick pan or kadhai on medium heat.

Note: You may use this non-stick kadhai.

  1. As the oil gets heated add mustard seeds. Let them crackle, then add curry leaves.
  2. Add chopped onions and fry till light brown.
  3. Add spices, boiled and fried vegetables and peanuts. Toss gently to mix well.
  4. Now add 2 tbsp of water and mix.
  5. Add the poha and toss well.
  6. Cook for two minutes on low heat. Remove and transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 2 – 3

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