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Poha is a light and nutritious breakfast dish from the Indian subcontinent. It is made from flattened rice and is often flavoured with turmeric, mustard seeds, and sometimes even green chilies for an added kick. It is a versatile dish that can be served hot or cold, and is often garnished with fresh coriander, lemon juice and a side of yogurt. It is a very popular dish in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat. Poha is known for being a good source of instant energy and is low in calories.

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poha (flattened rice)

2 cups

tsp mustard seeds


tsp vegetable oil


chopped onions

1/2 cup

green peas

1/2 cup

chillies, finely chopped


chopped coriander

1/2 cup

Salt to taste

tsp lemon juice




Step 1:

Rinse the poha in cold water until it softens.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

Add chopped onions and chillies, saute until the onions turn golden brown.

Step 4:

Add green peas and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5:

Add the softened poha, salt, and mix well.

Step 6:

Cook for 5-6 minutes on low flame.

Step 7:

Turn off the heat and mix in the lemon juice.

Step 8:

Garnish the poha with chopped coriander and serve hot.

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