Protein Poha

Protein Poha

Prep: 7 hours

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

The popular snack made protein rich with chickpeas


  • Thick pressed rice (jada poha) 2 cups
  • Oil 2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 10 to 12
  • Green chillies, finely chopped 2
  • Dried red chilli 1
  • Garlic, finely chopped 2 tsps
  • Medium onions, chopped 2
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chickpeas (kabuli chane), soaked overnight and boiled 1 cup
  • Roasted peanuts 4 tbsps
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsps
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tbsps


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan/wok, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, dried red chilli, and garlic and saute for till the seeds splutter.
  • Add onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add turmeric powder and salt and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add chickpeas, roasted peanuts and lemon juice and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Soak the pressed rice in water for 2 minutes, drain and add to the pan. Mix well cook for another 2-4 minutes or till the extra moisture evaporates.
  • Transfer the protein poha into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.