[Video] How to make Poha in ten minutes


  • 2 cups Jada poha/ Flatten rice
  • 1 medium sized potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ¼ cup ground nuts
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp mustered and cumin seeds
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of sugar


  1. Rinse the poha in a strainer, in running water. Don’t rinse too much because it will become mushy dough. The poha should be whole and separated.
  2. In a kadai heat oil add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, when they splutter add green chili and ground nuts, stir for one second and add onion. Sauté the onion for one minute now add potato. Sauté the potatoes till they become soft. Cover the lead and cook potatoes for 5 seconds.
  3. Now add soaked poha, salt, turmeric and pinch of sugar. Sauté the entire poha for 2 minutes on low heat. Sprinkle lemon juice and mix well again.
  4. Cover the lead and leave the poha to get steamed for 1 minute.
  5. Remove the lead and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Serve hot poha with curd.

Note- Add grated coconut while serving for the better taste.

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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