Vegetable Poha Recipe:

Eating poha is beneficial for weight loss due to its high fibre content.

Fibre-containing foods take longer to digest, keeping you fuller for extended periods. In addition, when fibre absorbs water in the stomach, it increases in volume and helps to suppress hunger.


  1. Preparation:

    • Rinse the flattened rice (poha) under running water until it softens. Drain the excess water and set it aside.
  2. Tempering:

    • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan.
    • Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Allow them to splutter.
    • Add a handful of curry leaves for flavor.
  3. Saute Vegetables:

    • Add finely chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
    • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft.
  4. Add Vegetables:

    • Add grated carrots and peas. Mix well.
    • Cook the vegetables until they are tender but still retain a crunch.
  5. Spices:

    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt according to your taste.
    • Mix the spices well with the vegetables.
  6. Add Poha:

    • Add the rinsed and drained poha to the pan.
    • Gently mix everything together, ensuring that the poha is coated with the spices.
  7. Cover and Cook:

    • Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes.
    • This allows the flavors to blend, and the poha to become soft.
  8. Roast Peanuts:

    • In a separate small pan, dry roast peanuts until they become slightly browned.
    • Add the roasted peanuts to the poha mixture and mix well.
  9. Garnish:

    • Garnish the poha with fresh coriander leaves.
    • Squeeze some lemon juice over the poha for an extra burst of flavor (optional).
  10. Serve:

    • Vegetable Poha is ready to be served. Serve it hot with a side of yogurt or enjoy it on its own.

This Vegetable Poha is not only a healthy and nutritious breakfast option but also a flavorful and satisfying dish. Adjust the spice levels and ingredients according to your preference.

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