How to make Poha - SK Khazana -

A popular Maharashtrian breakfast snack

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pressed rice (poha) (पोहा), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Poha - SK Khazana

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Poha - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Pressed rice (poha) 2 cups

  • Oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Peanuts 2-3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Green chillies cut into big pieces 2

  • Medium potatoes peeled, quartered vertically and sliced 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coconut scrapped for garnish

  • Lemon slice 1

  • Fresh coriander sprig 1 for garnish


Step 1

Place a colander on a bowl. Put pressed rice into the colander, pour water on top, mix and set aside to soak for 5-10 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add peanuts and fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain in a bowl.

Step 3

Add cumin seeds to the oil left in the pan and when it changes colour, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add asafeotida and curry leaves and let the curry leaves crackle.

Step 4

Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add green chillies, mix and saute till the onions become a light brown.

Step 5

Add potatoes and mix well. Add salt and turmeric powder, mix and cook for 1 minute.

Step 6

Add 3-4 tablespoons water, mix, cover and cook till the potatoes are done.

Step 7

Mix the soaked pressed rice with a fork to remove lumps, add to pan and lightly mix. Add sugar and salt, sprinkle some water, mix, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Add ¾ of the fried peanuts and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 9

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with remaining fried peanuts, coconut, a lemon slice and a coriander sprig. Serve hot.

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