Karnataka Style Poha

Karnataka Style Poha

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Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Snack

Type: Fusion

The vangi bhaat powder adds to the flavour of this popular breakfast snack


  • Pressed rice (poha) 2 cups
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds ½ tsp
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 tsp
  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 1 tsp
  • Onions, chopped 1 cup
  • Carrots, chopped 1 cup
  • Green peas ⅓ cup
  • Curry leaves 5 to 6
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Vangi bhaat powder 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 3 tsps
  • Fresh coconut, scraped ⅓ cup
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp


  • Take the pressed rice in a colander and wash it under running water. Transfer into a bowl and rest for about 10 minutes or till they become soft.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter, Add split Bengal gram and split black gram and saute till they turn a light brown.
  • Add onions, carrots, green peas and curry leaves and mix well. Sprinkle some water and cover the pan and cook on low heat for about 4 minutes or till carrots are cooked.
  • Add turmeric powder and asafoetida and sauté for a few seconds. Add the pressed rice, salt and Vangi Bhaat powder and mix well. Cover the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice, coconut and coriander leaves, mix gently.
  • Transfer into a serving dish and serve hot.