Poha Upma(Flattend Rice Flakes Upma)

Poha upma is a popular south Indian breakfast dish prepared with flattened rice flakes, onion, green chillies and lemon juice. Preparation is very similar to Murmure upma.

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time -15 minutes                    
Serves – 4 Servings


  1. Poha: 3 cups
  2. Potato:  1 (finely chopped)
  3. Onion: 2 medium sized (finely chopped)
  4. tomato: 1 small  (finely chopped)
  5. Green chili: 3 to 4  finely chopped (according to taste)
  6. Curry leaves: 10 to 12 leaves
  7. Ground nuts: 3 tablespoons
  8. Fresh coriander  leaves: few stems (finely chopped)
  9. Salt: ½ teaspoon  (according to taste)
  10. Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
  11. mustard Seeds, Jeera, Chana Dal: 2 teaspoons
  12. Red chili:1 broken
  13. Turmeric powder:¼ teaspoon
  14. Oil: 2 Tablespoons


  1. Take a kadai and heat oil. Add mustard, jeera, chana dal, red chili. When mustard  seeds starts crackling add groundnuts. Fry groundnuts to  golden brown.IMG_0991
  2.  Add curry leaves and potato pieces and fry till golden brown.IMG_0993
  3. Add onions,finely chopped green chili and fry for 1 or 2 minute.IMG_0996
  4. Add tomato pieces and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.IMG_0998
  5. Add turmeric powder.
  6. Take 3 glasses of water in a bowl. Soak Poha into water and immediately squeeze gently and put into kadai.IMG_1002
  7. Add salt and lemon juice. Mix  everything properly. If you feel Poha is little dry you can sprinkle some water and mix properly.
  8. Cover the kadai with a lid and allow to cook Poha on a slow heat for 5 minutes. Switch of the fire and leave it for 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer  Poha into serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves and serve.IMG_1006    




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