Breakfast Dishes

South Indian style Poha

Poha or seasoned flattened rice is a very popular breakfast in different parts of India. Depending on where you eat this breakfast dish you will notice a slight difference in taste. The Maharashtrian  poha and the Indori style poha are super famous. A lesser known fact is that poha is also very popular in Karnataka.
We make poha at home almost every weekend, it is a favorite with my family.
Also called a avalakki uppit  in Kannada, this recipe is simple and quick to make.


You will need:
1 cup poha or flattened rice – wash thoroughly  with water twice. Soak in just enough water and keep aside until well soaked.
1 onion chopped fine
4 green chilies chopped fine
1/2 turmeric powder
Curry leaves
1 tsp Ginger grated (optional)
Cilantro and coconut for garnishing
Lime juice of half a lime
Salt to taste
Seasoning: mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, peanuts and hing or asafoetida
3 tbsp oil


1. Wash and soak the poha in just enough water and keep aside. Allow the poha to absorb all the water.


2. Heat oil in a pan. Season with mustard seeds and peanuts. When the peanuts are golden brown add the dals and fry. When the dals.

image3. When the dals turn golden, add the curry leaves and chopped chillies and onions. Saute until translucent.

image4. Add the turmeric powder, soaked poha ( ensure that it is dry and there is no water). Add salt and mix well.

image5. Add lime juice, grated coconut and chopped cilantro and mix well.

image6. Serve hot topped with sev or without..



Leaving you lovely readers with pictures of my Varalakshmi pooja.


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