Flattened rice with Potato (Poha) – Quick and easy breakfast recipe

Poha, a Maharashtrian dish made with flattened rice is a quick and easy breakfast option. The original recipe is made with potato and onion but you can add other vegetables including carrots and peas. If you don’t want to spend too much time making breakfast then definite try this recipe  and you won’t be disappointed.



Poha (flattened rice) – 2 cups

Onion – 1/2 cup

Green chilli (finely chopped) – 1

Potato (boiled, peeled and diced) – 1 (large potato)

Green peas – 1/2 cup

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Lime juice

For garnish: cilantro and curry leaves


1. Heat oil in a pan and let mustard seeds splatter.Add onion, green chilli, curry leaves and saute till onion turns golden. Add turmeric and salt to taste.Adding salt releases moisture from onion and helps cook faster. I have seen recipes with peanuts. So if you like peanuts add them prior to adding onion.

2. Now add boiled, peeled and diced potato and green peas cook for another 3-4 minutes.

3. While your veggies are getting cooked wash 2 cups of poha and let it drain. Don’t let poha sit for too long because it gets mushy (soak it for 5 minutes).

4. Add in your poha and cook on low heat for additional 2-3 minutes.

5. Garnish with chopped cilantro and add a dash of lime juice more more flavor



One Comment Add yours

  1. Anoop Jose says:

    Gonna try this tomorrow 🙂

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