Healthy Breakfast of Poha

Poha is a popular dish of MP state of India, for breakfast or as a light snack. It’s healthy and can be served in a brunch. Here is a quick and easy recipe to make it delicious and healthy.



2 cups “thick” poha (Beaten Paddy)

1 cup frozen green peas

1 medium size par boiled potato, cubed

2 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

¼ teaspoon red chili powder

1 green chili, finely chopped

2 teaspoon Raisins

2 tablespoon groundnuts, lightly roasted

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

Lemon slices to garnish

1/4 cup chopped or sliced tomato to garnish

Bhujia Sev to garnish, Optional.


Gently wash poha in a colander and let it sit/drain for approx. 10 minutes.

Sprinkle half of turmeric, chili powder and pinch of salt and toss with a fork.

Wash and drain green peas and set aside.

Heat oil in a frying pan adds mustard seeds and cubed potatoes.

Add groundnuts, raisins and green chili and stir for a few seconds. Then add green peas, turmeric powder, and salt and cook until they are tender.

Add poha and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes, mixing gently.

Remove from heat and add lemon juice and cilantro. Mix and cover for few minutes.

Serve hot with a Bhujia Sev.



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