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Vegetable Poha Recipe

Vegetable Poha is a quick breakfast or snack food made of beaten rice or flattened rice from the Indian cuisines. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 101kcal



  • Soak the Poha in water for 5 to 8 minutes. Strain the water and place it aside.
  • Place a pan over medium heat and saute the cashews over vegetable oil.
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and saute until they sizzle or pop.
  • Add ginger, chilies, and curry leaves and saute for 30 -40 seconds.
  • Add onions and saute until they turn translucent.
  • Add grated carrots, beans, and tomatoes. Add salt to taste.
  • Cook for 2 minutes and then add spices like turmeric, chili powder and garam masala. Cook for about 5 minutes until the raw smell is gone.
  • Now, add the strained Poha and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
  • Switch off the heat and drizzle few teaspoons of lemon juice and garnish with Cilantro before serving.



  • The choice of vegetables is really up to you.
  • I chose to have carrots, tomatoes, and green beans in my recipe for a bright and colorful mixture.
  • You can try Parsnips or  Chinese long beans too. As long as you allow enough time for the vegetables to soften, the Poha takes care of the rest.
  • You can find Poha or flattened rice in any Indian grocery store and also on Amazon.
  • You don't have to plan ahead. As long as you have some vegetables and Indian spices, you are all set.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 61.9mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.6mg