Poha Recipe with a Modern Twist

Poha Recipe with a Modern Twist

Poha makes for a nutritious meal and is enjoyed by everyone. It’s so light that it can be served for breakfast, tea-time snack or even as a tasty tiffin meal. Serve with some mint or tomato chutney to bring out the distinct flavour of puffed rice.





Cooking time:

8-9 minutes


Poha Recipe with a Modern Twist



Salt, to taste

3 tsp oil

1 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp black pepper powder

50 g small ½” paneer cubes

1 tsp lemon juice

½ cup finely chopped carrot, beans, cauliflower

2 small sliced onions

1-2 chopped green chillies

2 dry red chillies (whole)

10-12 curry leaves

1 tsp mustard seeds

¼ cup roasted groundnuts

1 cup shelled peas

200 g puffed rice

Finely chopped coriander leaves, to garnish



  1. Pass the rice puffs through water and let the water drain out completely. 
  2. Mix oil, onion, mustard seeds, dry red chillies, green chillies and curry leaves in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 3 minutes without covering the bowl. 
  3. Add and mix turmeric, peas and other vegetables. Cover the bowl with a lid and microwave on high for 3 minutes. 
  4. Add and mix rice puffs, salt, black pepper powder, roasted groundnuts, paneer cubes, and pour the lemon juice. Uncover the bowl and microwave for another 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Sprinkle lemon juice on the Poha after plating it.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


Nutritional Value:

Energy: 697 kcal

Protein: 14.2 grams

Fat: 15 gram