Ravishing Rice Recipe – Pohe

If you want to prepare a filling meal in 15 mins, the best and easiest one is Pohe. Poha is flattened rice or beaten rice which is made when rice is dehusked and flattened into light and dry flat dry flakes. They swell when added to milk or water thus making a very filling dish. The thickness of this rice tpe varies making it suitable for the preparation of a number of dishes.

Poha - flattened rice

Pohe is a popular Indian recipe. Poha is the raw form and the dish is called pohe. It makes a meal in its own right and is extremely filling.

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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.


250 gms pohe

1 large potato

½ cup groundnuts

1 large onion

2 tblsp oil

1 green chilli

1 tblsp turmeric powder (haldi)

2 tblsp salt

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp Mustard seeds (rai)Sugar 1 tblsp

1 large lemon

1/4 cup green peas (optional)


Yummy Pohe

Yummy Pohe

Wash pohe in a sieve under flowing water and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan. Roast peanuts in it and keep aside. Dice potato to form 1 cm pieces. Fry in the oil and keep aside. Chop onion and fry it till light pink. Add mustard seeds and green chilli along with potato and peanuts. Add all the masala along with sugar and pohe. Let the pohe cook for 5 mins till the rawness is gone. Take off the gas and add lemon. Serve hot.

Tip: Do not add lemon to any dish while it is cooking. The dish will become sour.