Poha Recipe


Poha is an instant homemade recipe made from Chiwra and different spices. The poha or chiwra and a medley of spices give altogether a very tasty and light recipe. It can serve with tomato sauce.

What Is Poha Recipe?

Poha is an Indian recipe that is most popular in India. It is a light food served as breakfast in the morning or as breakfast in the evening. This recipe is also known as “Chura Pulav”. An instant poha is very easy to cook and takes very less of time. This is a homemade recipe that can be made by everyone.

Let’s know How to make a Poha?

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Poha Recipe

Poha is also known as the quick and easy breakfast of India made with flattened rice, green vegetables, herbs, spices, lemon juice & peanuts.
Servings 4 People
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • Bowl
  • Pan
  • Spatula
  • Gas stove
  • Sharp knife


  • 200 gram Poha or chiwra
  • 1 medium Diced potatoes
  • 1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 2 Dried chilli
  • 15-20 Ground nuts (fried)
  • 2 Diced green chillies
  • 1 pinch Heeng (asafoetida)
  • ½ inch Ginger (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 pinch Mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch Jeera
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped)


  • To make poha firstly take a bowl. Then pour poha or chiwra and wash them well.
  • After washing strain out excess water from chiwra. Then leave them for ten minutes. Place it from the aside table.
  • Now take a non-stick pan and put it on gas. Switch on the gas and heat the pan on medium flame.
  • Now pour two tablespoons of oil into the pan and heat it well. Then for splashing, pour dried chillies, rai and jeera and curry leaves into this hot oil.
  • When they start popping add heeng (asafoetida) and simultaneously add groundnuts, finely chopped ginger and diced green chillies and diced potatoes, onion.
  • Stir them on low flame for one minute. Now add diced tomatoes. After the 20s. add turmeric powder to it and stir them. Then add red chilli powder also according to taste.
  • Now add poha or chiwra in it and mix them continue. Now add salt according to your taste and stir them for a 15s. Then turn off the gas. Now your poha is ready for serving.
  • You can serve this recipe poha with tomato sauce. You can garnish this delicious poha with small chopped coriander leaves and 1/2 tsp lemon juice (totally optional). Now get enjoy this recipe.



Another Style Of Making Poha

Poha is an instant recipe cooked by everyone. You can also make this poha with bread called bread poha. It’s all about a tasty recipe. In poha, we can also mix some favourite vegetables, such as we can mix finely chopped onions, French beans, peas, capsicum, carrots etc. These vegetables give this recipe a different presentation and different taste.
Author: Jaishree
Calories: 258kcal
Cost: Rs. 150
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Poha Recipe

Frequently Asked Question

Is poha good for health?

Poha is a nutrient dense food. It is a better option than cereals because it contains a lot of carbohydrates, protein, fibre, vitamins, and iron. All of these nutrients not only help you lose weight, but they also have a number of health benefits.

Is poha heavy to digest?

Easily Digestible, Poha is also light on the stomach and can be easily digested. Therefore, it can either be had as the first morning meal or as a light evening meal. Poha will never cause bloating and will also keep you full for longer.

Does poha increase cholesterol?

Poha helps us accomplish nearly 5% of potassium requirement which will control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health and further aids in controlling blood cholesterol too.

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