How to Make Poha / Punjabi Poha Recipe

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Punjabi Poha Recipe

Looking for breakfast recipe ideas? Well today it is a popular breakfast recipe that everyone in your family is sure to love! It’s called Punjabi Style Poha which is basically beaten rice flakes cooked with onions, tomatoes, potatoes and some spices. Punjabi Poha gets ready in minutes and so you can add it to your list of easy breakfast recipes.

I stated making poha when I was a kid, maybe I was just 10. Now you can imagine the simplicity and joy of making poha. Your kids would live it too. It’s yummy as well as very filing.

So let us get started!

indian poha recipe


  • Poha / Beaten rice – 1 cup, the thicker variety is preferable.
  • Potato – 1 large boiled and diced.
  • Onion – 1 large, sliced
  • Tomato – 1, diced
  • Green chilies – 6, split lengthwise
  • Chopped cilantro – A handful, for garnish
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp or to taste
  • Turmeric – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/3 tsp
  • Salt – To taste.

For Tempering

  • Peanuts – A handful (Optional)
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 15 leaves
  • Oil- 2 tbsp

How to Make Poha

recipe of poha by sanjeev kapoor
Washed poha seasoned with turmeric powder and salt


  • Take a colander and add poha in it. Lightly wash the poha under running water for a few seconds. Allow the water to drain off the poha. Transfer the washed poha to a wide bowl. Add some salt and turmeric powder and mix everything around with a spoon so that the poha gets evenly coated with it.
  • Heat some oil in a skillet or pan. Add in the peanuts and fry them for a minute or so till they turn golden-brown and fragrant. They shouldn’t smell raw. Take care not to burn them. Now add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle. Toss in the urad daal and curry leaves and sauté for a minute.
  • Add the dices of boiled potato and fry them for a couple of minutes till they get some golden color.
  • Toss in the sliced onions and green chilies and sauté till the onions turn translucent. It’s time to add the diced tomatoes and a very little salt. Give it a quick stir.
  • Now in goes the garam masala, some sugar and lemon juice to taste. Add in the poha seasoned with salt and turmeric. Combine everything well. Allow it to cook on low heat for 5 minutes till the poha are hot. The raw smell of turmeric must wane away and it should become fragrant.
  • Get the skillet off the heat and garnish the poha with chopped cilantro. Serve steaming hot with your morning tea.

poha recipe

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