Dummy's guide to making Poha.

Lousy Sunday...Happening Breakfast!
Ask me what I want to have for breakfast and I'll say Poha!
I love having poha a lot. Its healthy, filling, delicious and easy to make!
So I decided to post a simple recipe of Poha for those who wish to relish it but aren't much into cooking.
Hope you try it out and would like it....
So without much ado, lets start making it... J


Serves: 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 15 mins.


Poha (Rice Flakes)- 150 grams/ 2 cups.
Onion- 1 large, finely chopped.
Potato- 1 medium sized, diced into small cubes.
Tomato- 1 medium sized, finely chopped.
Green chilies- 5 nos., slit.
Curry leaves- 8-10 leaves.
Cilantro- For garnish, finely chopped.
Turmeric- 1/3 tsp.
Red chili powder- 1/3 tsp
Salt- To taste
Lemon juice- 2 tsp
Sugar- 1/3 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Cumin seeds (Jeera)- 1/3 tsp
Oil- 4 tbsp


  1. Take poha in a colander and wash it well a couple of time. Let the water drain.

2. Heat oil in a skillet. Add mustard seeds and cumin and let it splutter.

3. Now add potatoes and fry it till they start turning golden.

4. Add curry leaves and green chilies, fry it well so that it releases its strong flavor.

5. Then add onions and fry it till they turn golden.

6. Now add turmeric, red chili powder, stir till the raw smell disappears, taking care not to burn the spices.

7. Add tomatoes and salt, and cook till tomatoes are done.

8. Now add poha and mix well so that the spices cover it evenly.

9. Add lemon juice and sugar and mix well.
Put a lid and let it cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.

10. Then add cilantro and mix again.

11. Serve hot. You can enjoy it with Sindhi Papad too! TADAAAA!


  1. Gaaaaawddd!!!!!!!!Who knew Poha could look so scrumptious!!!!!:-D The ones served in our food courts make my stomach raise a huge hue and cry!!!!:-(

  2. @Rahul-Oooooooohhhhhhhh! Thank u thank u...
    In fact you guys inspired me to take pictures and write this post!
    Hope you will try it out and enjoy it!

  3. It looks like you are a really good cook;-)

  4. amazing!! loved the pix...the poha makes me go uuummmmmmmmmmmmm :P

  5. @Kamran & Chikki- Hahahahaha! Thank You!

  6. Nice post, the pictures made it very lively. The best part is I`m going to try it soon.

  7. @Atrocious Scriblings: Hello A.S....Thank you for the compliment! And welcome to my blog! :)

  8. Quick and Fast. Looks delicious.

  9. @Venkatesh: Welcome ji welcome! Aapka hamare chhotese blog me swagat hai :D

  10. Yummmm. Poha is my favourite breakfast item :)


  11. @Gayatri- Hi Gayatri, welcome to 'And my life goes on' and thanks for stopping by and commenting.
    Hope you'll try it out and like it!

    P.S.- I too love poha and can have it everyday for breakfast!

  12. thanks for visiting my blog and ur poha looks grt ..i must try this

  13. i prepared poha at home and it came out so well and really yummy .. thank you

  14. @Shilpakiran: Hi....thank you so much...I am so glad that you liked it! :D

  15. Wow! Am a bachelor staying alone…I think this is really gonna make me try a dish or two!

    Would like to see some more easy-to-do dishes I can do for breakfast


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