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Make South Indian Style Poha For Breakfast Or Kid's Lunch With This Easy Recipe

Poha is one of the most loved breakfast dishes, prepare it South Indian style with this easy recipe.
Published -20 Aug 2019, 10:25 ISTUpdated -20 Aug 2019, 11:02 IST
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Poha is one of the most commonly prepared breakfast recipes in India, especially South India. Poha is believed to have the goodness of rice and it is light on the stomach. This is why people like to have it for their first meal. It is filling, nutritious and does not make you feel heavy through the day. 

If you want to enjoy South Indian style poha at home then try this easy recipe. You can enjoy it in the morning for breakfast or pack it for your kids lunch. It is healthy and easy to prepare. 




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Poha is one of the most loved breakfast dishes, prepare it South Indian style with this easy recipe.

Total Time :
15 min
Preparation Time :
5 min
Cooking Time :
10 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Tanya Malik


  • 2 cups poha
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1-2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • oil for cooking
  • salt to taste
  • water as required
  • coriander leaves for garnishing


Step 1


Begin with washing poha 2-3 times. Strain and let is dry for around 10 minutes.
Step 2
Take a kadai and add 2 tablespoons oil. Add peanuts cook for 1-2 minute over low flame. Transfer to a plate.
Step 3
Next add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When seeds sputter, add chana dal and urad dal. Sprinkle asafoetida and add curry leaves. Cook well.
Step 4
Add chopped onion, ginger and chopped green chillies. Sauté.
Step 5
Now add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Step 6
Add poha and mix well. Cook for 1 minute. Also add peanuts.
Step 7

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Transfer to a plate and garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy with hot tea or coffee.

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