How to make Meetha Poha - Poha cooked with sugar and jaggery and flavoured with saffron, garnished with nuts.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Pressed Rice, Jaggery

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Meetha Poha

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Meetha Poha checkout Kanda Poha, Poha Balls, Poha Cutlets, Khatta Meetha Chiwda . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Chicken And Shiitake Spring Rolls, Scrambled Tofu With Mushrooms, Tacos With Refried Beans Salsa , Thread Paneer.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Meetha Poha Recipe

  • Pressed Rice grated 2 1/4 tablespoons

  • Jaggery 3 tablespoons

  • Pressed rice (poha) 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts halved 8-10

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cashewnuts and raisins and sauté for 2 minutes. drain and set aside in a bowl. Soak saffron in ½ cup water in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add poha to the ghee remaining in the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add saffron water and mix and cook till poha is half done.

Step 3

Add sugar and mix. Add green cardamom powder and mix again. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add jaggery, mix gently and cook till fully done. Reserve a few fried dry fruits and add the remaining. Mix well and cook for 1 minute. Garnish with the reserved fried dry fruits and serve hot.