Poha are rice flakes and make an excellent snack or breakfast dish in many homes. These rice flakes are available in many asian supermarkets. Many have their own way of making poha and flavoring it with raisins, cashewnuts and maybe even an apple????? This is Dipa Motwanis recipe and picture. I thank her for all her contributions and patience in writing the recipe and emailing it to me.
one huge onion  finely chopped
green chillies as per as choice
curry leaves
black mustard seed 1tps
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
salt to taste
one cup of Poha(rice flakes)
1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon of garam masala ( recipe of garam masala also on http://www.nitudidi.com)
lemon juice to taste
chopped coriander leaves
Soak the Poha (rice flakes) in a recepient with water fr 5 minutes and keep stirring with hands , and after five minutes
wash it a bit below the tap of water and then  strain it. Add turmeric powder, sugar, lemon juice, fresh chopped coriander leaves and  garam masala . coriander powder ,all
into the poha (rice flakes) which is in the strainer
take a pan heat a bit of oil … when heated lower the flame and add mustard seeds ,asafoetida , curry leaves and green chilles and chopped onions
and keep to golden brown on a slow flame , when golden brown the onions add all the poha (rice flakes) with spices and cilantro all together in the pan
and stir on slow flame keep string till well mixed …. and garnish with chopped coriander leaves….serve hot
with chutney  .. as per as choice …
hope you like it !!
Dipa .. enjoy
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  1. bina says:

    Wat is the ideal chutney to be served with the poha. Recipe plz.

  2. nituchugani says:

    Bina ..hi the chutney you canuse depends on you..either green coriander chutney or coconut chutney…thanx

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