Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Vegetable Poha

  Poha / Flattened rice was widely used in India in making sweet and savoury. In Tamil poha is called as Aval . This is also offered to Lord Krishna by mixing with jaggery.
Pohae was the famous maharatrian breakfast . I had posted recipes using poha like batata poha and lemon poha.
 Pohay or pohe is most likely served along with tea and is served to guest by maharastrian. During , arranged marriages in maharastra , kanda pohe is served when both families meet. There are many variants of pohe  like batata pohe , dadpe pohe - raw pohe with shredded fresh coconut , green chillies , ginger and lemon juice . Kachche pohe - raw pohe with red chilli powder , salt and unsauteed onion.

This is a vegetable version , which makes it more nutritive.
Any choice of vegetables can be used. Adding colourful vegetables makes it appealing to eyes.

Requirements :
Flattened rice – 2 cup
Onion – 1
Green chilly – 3
Tomato – 1
Chopped Carrot -  ¼ cup
Chopped French Beans – ¼ cup
Green peas – ¼ cup
Chopped ginger – ¼ tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard seed – ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Salt as required
Lemon juice – few drops
Chopped coriander leaves

Method :
Wash and soak the poha in 3 cups of water . After five minutes drain the excess water.
Heat oil in a kadai , add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.
Add the chopped onion and sauté till it becomes transparent.
Add the slit green chillies and ginger , sauté well.
Add  the chopped tomato and sauté for two minutes.
Now , add the carrot , beand and green peas.
I usually add the raw vegetables , as these will cook by the time dish is ready. If you want you can boil separately and add.
Sauté the vegetables for five minutes.
Add  turmeric powder and required salt , mix well.
Add in the soaked poha and mix well.
Close the lid and cook in low flame for a minute.
Take off from flame .
Add the lemon juice and coriander leaves , mix well.

Vegetable pohae is ready to serve.


  1. very simple yet a satisfying breakfast

  2. Healthy and simple breakfast dish dear...

  3. healthy breakfast recipe, quick to do as well

  4. Excellent filling breakfast, love to finish that plate.

  5. simple and my favorite breakfast item.

  6. wow... looks delicious and healthy .

  7. Delicious poha with healthy twist...loved it...

  8. This is my little ones fav.. Thnx for linking them.. Yumm

  9. Poha is the perfect breakfast and it's of too nice and awesome one thanks for posting such an nice breakfast recipe.