Poha, the most popular and loved breakfast of Indians! Paddy is parboiled, sun-dried and rolled/flattened to make this most commonly used breakfast ingredient.
Poha is prepared in all the Indian households and almost every state has its own poha recipe. In Maharashtra, it is cooked with onions and is called Kanda poha. In Gujarat, potatoes are added in poha to make Batata poha. In Indore, it is topped with lots of Indori sev, boondi etc and served with hot jalebis. Likewise, Banaras has its own way of making poha wherein peas and garam masala dominates the dish. And so on, after all, there are 29 states in India.
Why? Why is Poha so popular?
Poha is liked by all those who make it as well as those who eat it. It is so because
Here is a collection of different poha recipes
This has to top the list of poha recipes as it is my favorite recipe for poha. Perfectly cooked poha topped with caramelized onions, crispy potatoes, and crunchy peanuts is a Sunday breakfast poha recipe at my place.
For the recipe of poha please click here.
These are crowd pleasers. I love to make poha palak cutlets at tea time on a breezy or rainy day. It can also be prepared as a party appetizer. Although it has spinach, which is not a kids favorite thing, still poha palak cutlets are relished by the little ones too.
For the recipe of poha palak cutlets please click here.
The reason why I prepared this recipe is that the name really attracted me and I fall for it. But then I realized that the dish has so much more to it. A very distinct preparation of poha with altogether different flavors!
For the recipe of banarasi chura matar please click here.
It is okay to take a break from healthy poha recipe and indulge in something that is fried because; since it is fried it is so crispy.
For the recipe of poha rolls please click here.
Often there is a little sachet of some spice mix in the packet of poha. Whichever state you are in, whatever poha recipe you may be making, you sprinkle that on your poha. And when it is over or at times when the packet doesn’t contain that sachet, you miss it. Not anymore. Here is the poha masala recipe.
For the recipe of poha masala please click here.
Indore is famous for its poha. And other things too! Indori poha looks so elaborate and appetizing but it is pretty easy, simple and quick to make.
For the recipe of Indori poha please click here.
Crispy patties with lots of vegetables, which are pan-fried to cook, keeping the calories and health quotient in mind, are super delicious and can be extended to make burgers etc.
For the recipe of poha cutlets please click here.
Kanda means onions in the Marathi language. Kanda poha belongs to Maharashtra. A very simple and easy preparation! Just top it with some bareek sev to add little more zing.
For the recipe of Kanda poha please click here.
Usal is a preparation of sprouted moong or beans. Beans are sprouted and cooked in simple yet delectable gravy. This power packed usal when combined with already healthy poha makes a great breakfast option.
For the recipe of usal poha please click here.
Another simple preparation from the state of Gujarat, equally popular is Maharashtra is Batata poha. Bata means potatoes and this recipe uses cubes potatoes which add a nice bite and flavor to poha.
For the recipe of Batata Poha please click here.