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.


Matar – Health Recipe

Green peas is a very good source of vitamins, minerals and daily fibre. The food that we loved to hate as kids actually provides us with a lot of benefits. They have Vitamin K1, B6 and folic acid which are good for bone-health. Green peas are also a good source of iron. Apart from that, when added to any dish, they impart flavor and color. Buy fresh or store it in deep freezer, green peas contribute to health and just for their versatile use, they can form a key ingredient to be kept in the kitchen.

Preparation Time – 20 mins

Servings – 2


2 cups green peas

2 tblsp Oil

1/2 tblsp zeera

A pinch of hing

1 tblsp ginger paste

1 tblsp garlic paste

1 lemon

Salt and red chilli powder to taste

Heat oil in a cooker and add zeera and hing to it. When the zeera starts to splutter, add the green peas, salt and red chilli powder along with ginger and garlic paste. Cook on high flame for 2 mins and then put on the lid. Let it cook for 5 mins on low flame after one whistle. When the steam runs out, open the cooker and add lemon juice. Serve hot.

Chane – Health Recipe

I have always been “FAT”. That is what everyone around me has said. Losing weight has been a life ling struggle. I have to watch what I eat all the time which is not most of the time ;-). One goes through the motions of yo-yo dieting and I have done too. Unfortunately, I have gained it all back and a little more after marriage. Looking to lose it and also, helping all those who wish to have more alternatives for health recipes. Here is a recipe for black chana.


100 gms black chana

1 large onion

1 large tomato

1 cucumber

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder to taste

1 lemon

A handful of Coriander leaves

Soak the chana overnight. Boil it for 15 minutes. Drain the water. Chop onion, tomato, cucumber and coriander leaves. Mix chana with onion, tomato, cucumber, salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice. Garnish with coriander leaves.

This recipe also makes for a very healthy breakfast.