This is the quickest and easiest breakfast. Its all done in about 20 minutes.

Serves 2

1.5 cups Thick Poha
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1/2 cup potato, chopped into very small pieces(Same as the onions)
1/4 cup carrots, chopped into very small pieces(Same as the onions) (optional, can use peas too)
2 green chilies, chopped
1.5 tbsp peanuts
1 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
2 tsp sugar or to taste
1 tsp salt or to taste
3 tbsp lime juice
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan.
  2. Add the peanuts.
  3. Once the peanuts are fried well, add the mustard seeds.
  4. When the mustard seeds splutter add curry leaves and onions.
  5. Reduce heat, add the potatoes, carrots and 1/2 tsp salt.
  6. Reduce the fame to medium low, cover the pan. To cook the potatoes and carrots. Keep stirring in between.
  7. Meanwhile, place the poha in a sieve and rinse them under running water for 2 minutes.
  8. Leave the poha in the sieve, to let all the water drain out. About 5 minutes. If water is not drained well they will get mashed while cooking.
  9. Place the rinsed poha in a mixing bowl. Loosen the pohas if any lumps are formed.
  10. Add sugar, salt and lime juice to the poha and mix well. Keep aside.
  11. Once the potatoes and carrots are cooked, add turmeric powder to it and mix well. Cook for a minute.
  12. Add the pohas. Mix well.
  13. Reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and cook for another 5 minutes.
  14. If the Poha is really thick and does not seem to cook, you can sprinkle some water and cover and keep again for more time.
  15. Do not over cook, if not they will get mashed to a paste..
  16. Check seasoning. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  17. Serve with chutney.


meeso said...

Much better than cold cereal!

RV said...

This is perfect for breakfast... Quick and easy to prepare...

Avisha said...

Poha is one of my fav breakfast item that I make at my home. I have never added carrots, thats new for me and am going to try out your way.

Prajusha said...

this looks yummy and perfect for breakfast

s said...

great quick breakfast

K said...

Hi Medha, Poha Upma is perfect as a breakfast. My hubby usually makes this over weekends:)

shahana said...

Delicious recipe with a nice click!!!

Malar Gandhi said...

I prefer this for late afternoon dinner:) Liked ur version, lot better...will try this out for sure:)

Happy Thanks Giving:)

my kitchen said...

Simply superb,i will do in different way,urs also good.Do visit my blog when u find time

Sumathi Karthikeyan said...

This looks perfect and very light breakfast. Will try this once.

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