Poha | Cooked Flattened Rice | Quick Indian Breakfast Recipe by Ruchi Bharani

Learn how to make Poha, an easy flattened rice recipe for breakfast at home.

Poha is a very popular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe which is quick and very easy to make. Made from flattened rice, it is a nutritious snack which can be eaten as breakfast or brunch.


1 cup poha (flattened rice)
1 potato chopped
coriander leaves
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup green peas
2 tablespoons oil
1-2 tablespoons roasted/fried groundnuts
lemon juice
curry leaves
1 and 1/2 green chillies chopped
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
sev (crunchy indian noodles)
2 tablespoons milk


– Add the poha to a sieve. Remove the excess powder and small granules. Thoroughly wash them with water.
– Remove the washed poha in a flat plate. Add water and soak them well for half an hour.
– After the poha get soaked well, heat the pan and add 2 tbsp. oil. Add mustard seeds. Once they splatter, add the curry leaves, green chillies and potatoes. Stir them well.
– Add the onions, stir well and cover the pan.
– After a minute, open the lid and add little water. Cover the pan again.
– After a minute, add green peas and cover.
– While the potatoes are simmering, add turmeric, sugar (optional) and salt to the soaked poha and mix them well.
– After the potatoes are nicely cooked, add in the coriander leaves. Add the poha and mix well. Squeeze in the lemon juice taken out of about half a lemon.
– Just before serving or while re-heating the poha, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk and let the poha simmer. Mix the poha well and cover the pan.

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Sonnyaa Siingh says:

HI Ruchi! Thanks a tonn for this video and the tips you have shared. I, finally, made the most satisfactory poha and it is yum. the tip to mix turmeric and salt with the poha was very helpful. You are awesome!

Caua Sig says:

ela come poha hehe

bijal sheth says:

hi i just made this. loved it! thankyou so much !!
lots of love from london

Animesh Pandit says:

 Add “My Potatoes ” …. LOL :v

Hetal Shukla says:

Hii Ruchi very nice recipe thank you so much 1request for you please show rawa gulgule appam recipe plz plz plz

rajni garg says:

hii mam muje team poha jo thele per milta subha naste me uski recipe dijiye me bhut si recipes dekh chuki hu ye kyo nhi mil rhi aap se hi ummid h plz dijiye thanks

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gayatri devi govindarajula says:

small advice. reduce the number of my’s like my potatoes, my this , my that that doesnt sound good

Deepak Maurya says:

Hi Ruchi! My mom tried this today.and she forgot the potatoes and she used 1 medium sized tomatoes. It came out really well! everyone liked it at my home. I’m really happy with the results. Thanks for the recipe!!

rajni garg says:

mam ye wale nhi bina fri kiye poha jo thele per kagaj me milte h uper se sari chize dali jati h uski recipe bejiye

nasir nasirhml says:

nice taste poha

Surbhi bharadwaj says:


Anupam Saprey says:

hello ruchi…i am about to start my own food joint….i learned a lot from ur shows to make things more delicious and esthetically looks good..thank you…

Bernardo Paulo says:


Sukhpreet Singh says:

It’s wrong recipe, no need to add sugar in it said by my room mate Vaibhav Sharma

Kavita Joshi says:

you are too good .. very different and yet a beautiful touch on your recipies.. i love the way you host the host .. ..just watched your two recipies .. poha and kadhai paneer — gonna try surely and comment back


This is very simple. Thanks for making my breakfast so easy for me .
Technically speaking, this channel has good recipes in fine quality audio and video.

Hope you add some more to my breakfast list.

Jasjeet kitchen says:

nice presentation Ruchi

Shephalika Manjari says:

again grt job. have an idea to cook anything. go to ruchi link.simple

Sachi Patel says:

I tried this and since then your Poha recipe has become popular in my house and friends. They love it. Thank You very much.

deebadubbie says:

Superb tips!

Renu Tomer Tomer says:

very nice presentation

Chirag Arora says:

where can i get the curry leaves

chander mohan says:

Hi Ruchi, did you used thick poha or thin poha ?

devi sowjanya says:

so simple and so yummmy. thank u

Sabaa Khatri says:

It good test

Kaju Chitroda says:

hello Ruchi, This is Kajal. I made this recipe and my husbund and my all friends enjoyed it. you are the best.:)

vicky jaiswal says:

awesome………great food..

Kalyani Velamuri says:

Ruchi Bharani, I have tried this and fell in love with its simple process. This is my go-to recipe now when I feel like adding some flavor to my day. Again, Thanks a bunch +rajshri food !!

Akshay Nahar says:

Ma’am in Nagpur v used to have poha wid an hot spicy chana rassa over it…so can u plz show how to make those spicy rassa…its a rquest frm my end as i follow ur all reciepe n do watch it in my leisure

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