Really Easy Breakfast Recipe – Pohe

If you want to whip up a breakfast in 10 minutes with absolutely no prior preparation, then pohe in your best bet. It is delicious, filling and makes a healthy snack. Pohe can be served as is or with tomato ketchup or pudina chutney. They can also be served with aloo bhujia/sev and dahi as per Marwari tradition. Pohe can also be served with pickle as per Telugu tradition.

Preparation Time – 15 mins

Servings – 6 people


Pohe 250 gms

1 large potato (optional)

½ cup groundnuts (optional)

1 large onion (optional)

Oil 2 tblsp

1 green chilli

Haldi 1 tblsp

Salt 2 tblsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Mustard seeds (rai) 1 tsp

Sugar 1 tblsp

1 large lemon

Delicious Pohe

Delicious Pohe

Take the poha in a sieve and wash it with water while using a light hand. Heat oil in a pan and roast groundnuts in it. Remove and keep separately. Chop potato finely and fry in the same pan till slightly golden brown. Remove and keep separately. Add rai to the remaining oil and fry finely chopped onion and chopped green chilli next. Add the poha and the salt, sugar, red chilli powder and haldi to it and mix. Add the potato and the groundnuts and mix. Let the pohe cook for 5 minutes on low flame. Keep stirring at regular intervals. Take if off the gas and add lemon to it.

Tip: Add the lemon after taking pohe off the gas otherwise it will become bitter. Pohe can be prepared without potato, onion or groundnuts also. Optionally, a handful of green peas can also be added to pohe to bring color and flavor to it.

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