One of the most popular Indian recipes is poha. Poha is prepared in a variety of ways depending on where you are in the nation. Poha is regarded as a nutritious food in terms of nutrients. When cooked with veggies that are a high source of minerals, vitamins, and fiber, it is regarded as a complete meal.



Poha consumption every day lowers the risk of anemia. It is regarded as a wonderful breakfast dish because it is simple to digest. It is considered the best Ayurvedic diet for women. It is a nutritious diet for pregnant women, and breastfeeding women as well. Poha is a wonderful source of carbohydrates and gives the body immediate energy.

Gluten is present in very small quantities in Poha. Therefore, it is a healthy diet for those who are not gluten-sensitive. Poha is regarded as a healthy food for diabetics since it encourages the slow release of sugar into the blood.


Ingredients to prepare Poha

  • 2 cups Beaten or pressed rice
  • 1-2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 6-7 leaves Curry leaves
  • 1-2 Green chilies - chopped
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 Tomato -  finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves - Chopped
  • 8 - 10 pieces Green peas
  • 7 - 8 pieces Peanuts
  • One teaspoonful - Lemon juice


Method to prepare Poha

  1. Poha should be washed in a strainer.

  1. Hold it in water for 2–3 minutes to ensure that the poha becomes simply moist, not mashed. Fill it with salt.

  1. Heat some oil in a pan. Add asafoetida, curry leaves, and mustard seeds. Cook everything for 30 seconds.

  1. Add onion, green chilies, and turmeric powder and sauté for an additional two to three minutes. Add the tomato, peas, peanuts, and poha after that.

  1. Salt should be added to taste.

  1. Cook it for two to three minutes on a low flame.

  1. Add some coriander leaves as a garnish.

  1. Poha is prepared and ready to be heated up.



  • If you soak the Poha for an extended period of time, it will become soggy.
  • Because it is a food that is readily digested, it is preferred to have it for breakfast.
  • If you are preparing this dish for someone with high blood pressure, use less salt.