This is one of the common and easy breakfast coming from South Indian cuisine. Prepared with flattened rice (easily available in supermarket), it makes a perfect pick for a healthy breakfast. Just collect the ingredients mentioned below and try out this.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Ingredients:Poha Ingredients

? 2 cups flattened rice (poha)
? 1 medium-size onion (finely chopped)
? 1/4 cup of raw or roasted peanuts
? 1 large boiled potato (sliced into small cubes)
? 2 tbs cooking oil
? 1 tsp mustard seeds
? 4-5 fresh curry leaves
? 2 green chillies (slit lengthwise)
? Pinch of turmeric powder
? Salt to taste
? Pinch of sugar (optional)
? 1/2 lime juice
? Chopped coriander to garnish (optional)

Preparation Instructions: poharecipe

  • Put flattened rice (poha) into a big sieve and rinse them under running water for 2 minutes. Drain them completely and keep aside.
  • Heat cooking oil in a wide pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Make sure that the curry leaves don’t turn brown.
  • Add finely chopped onion and green chillies and saute them till onion turns transparent. Add boiled cubes of potatoes and mix them well.
  • Next, add peanuts. If you are using raw peanuts, you need to roast them for a while. You can use roasted peanuts for saving time.
  • Now, add the washed poha, turmeric powder, salt to taste and sugar (only if you prefer). Mix all ingredients well and cook for few minutes for a beautiful yellow colour of turmeric.
  • Turn off the stove and lime juice and chopped coriander leaves and mix them well.
  • Serve hot with mint-coriander chutney and cardamom tea. Delicious Indian style breakfast.


  • You can mix turmeric to wet poha for uniform colouring, before keeping it aside.

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