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March 05, 2014

Poha / Flattened Rice Upma

This healthy and yummy looking breakfast delight takes not more than 20 minutes ,(when in a hurry ) to prepare ,and makes you feel full for a long time .

Poha 1 cup
Onion medium sized - 1 finely  sliced
Green chilies 2 to 3 according to taste
Potato 1 medium sized grated
Ginger finely chopped 1 table spoon
Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon or 2 to 3 pinches
 Salt for taste
Olive Oil 3 table spoons 

For Tempering :
Mustard Seeds 1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds 1/4 teaspoon
Ground Nuts  4 to 5 table spoons
Black gram 1 table spoon
Chana Dal 1 table spoon
Red chilies 2 to 3 (depending upon taste )

Cooking Time & Calories :
Preparing Time : 5 to 7 Minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes
Calories : 450 per cup

Procedure :

Step1 : Run  cold or hot water on poha , then strain them in a strainer until all the water drips off.

Step 2: Heat pan with 3 to 4 table spoons of olive oil , when ready add the tempering . When it sputters add onions, green chilies and ginger pieces.

Step 3: When onions are half done and turn golden brown add grated potato. Stir it and add turmeric powder and salt to tenderize potato. Cover it  with a lid for five minutes .

Step 4:  When done add poha , add a little salt , a spoon of oil and stir until it mixes well

Linking This recipe to Healthy Breakfast Ideas

  • You can add more veggies like peas ,french beans or carrots according to your taste , try to minimize the amount  of veggies for optimal taste .
  • You can garnish with fresh coriander leaves for extra greeny look and feel 
  • If the poha is too hard enough and don't get tenderized even when you run water , let it soak in hot/cold water for five minutes then drain it.
  • Don't stir vigorously after adding poha it may break them and make your dish more mushy , instead try to toss it  carefully .
  • Add a spoon full of oil which aids for easy tossing after adding poha .


  1. Poha..well who doesnt like it..Perfect breaky for everyone:)
    Nice clicks:)

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  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking it to Healthy Breakfast Ideas event!!!