5 Interesting Poha Recipes You Must Try
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Mention Indian breakfast and one of the first dishes you’ll hear is poha. The ultimate Indian breakfast poha is made with flattened rice also known as chiwda, chire, aval, spices and herbs, making for a wholesome delicacy. The popularity of the dish is such that you can find many different varieties of it across India. From popular Indori poha to the Kanda poha of Maharashtra, you are bound to be spoilt with choice.  

To top it all, poha is a nutritious breakfast too. Not only is it light on stomach, but it is also a wholesome addition to your diet. Poha is a storehouse of good carbs, iron and probiotics which helps regulate digestion and metabolism, boosting overall health. And if that’s not all, there are countless ways to cook it too. One can experiment with spices, veggies, herbs and much more when it comes to the versatile and humble poha. 

Don’t believe us? We’ve got some amazing poha recipes for you to try at home.  

1. Aloo Poha/Batata Poha 

Potatoes, onions, turmeric, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and more tossed in together for a stellar poha dish that can be made in a microwave.

2. Bread Poha 

No poha at home? No problem! Bread poha simply uses bread slices instead of flattened rice in the flavourful melange of ginger, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder, lemon and more! 

3. Soya Poha 

Soaked soya granules sauteed with crackling mustard seeds, curry leaves, onion, green peas, peanuts, green chillies and lemon, making a stellar breakfast dish. 


4. Tomato Poha 

This is tangier and more delicious as tomatoes and onion come together for a crackling mix of poha that boasts of carrot, peas, capsicum and bay leaf along with a host of other spices.  

5. Poha Cake 

Give your poha an interesting spin with this poha cake that mixes together flattened rice with bread slices, rice flour and spices such as red chilli flakes, cumin, ginger garlic along with onion, curd and more. This mix is poured into a greased tray to settle well in the refrigerator. Post this, the cut up poha pieces are lightly cooked over a pan for fresh poha cakes. Doesn’t it sound amazing? 

So which poha recipe are you trying next?