Poha (Savory Flat Rice)

Poha (Savory Flat Rice)

Poha (Savory Rice and Veggies)

Poha is a popular Indian breakfast dish made from flattened rice, typically cooked with spices, vegetables, roasted peanuts and fresh herbs. It is known for its light and fluffy texture, offering a flavorful and satisfying start to the day. It's a favorite of Serena, Savi and Sabrina's they grew up eating and still love.




  • 2 cups flattened rice (poha)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 cup chopped white or red onion
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 cup boiled and diced potatoes
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp Chaat Party
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1-2 Lemons 
  • Fresh cilantro chopped for garnish
  • Spiced yogurt for serving

Adjust the spice levels and quantities according to your preference! 


  • Start by rinsing 2 cups flattened rice under cold water and letting it soak for 10 minutes, then strain 
  • While poha is straining boil 1 potato and peel and chop into small cubes
  • In a pan or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of oil, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped onions, potatoes and green chilies
  • Once the onions are golden brown, add Chaat Party, turmeric, salt, and the soaked flattened rice
  • Mix well and cook for a few minutes until the poha is heated through and potatoes are cooked
  • Start by adding the juice of 1/2 a lemon and add more to your liking
  • Taste for seasoning and add more salt or Chaat Party to your liking
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.

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