This delicious poha dish makes a beautifully nurturing breakfast or meal at any time. The poha is quickly cooked with spices and lemon juice – it is quickly made after soaking for 15 mins. It is so easy you could (almost) do it with your eyes closed.
Poha is available at your Indian grocery store – it is rice that has been steamed and pressed or rolled flat. There are at least half a dozen varieties, including thin, very thin, medium and thick. For this recipe, use thick or medium poha in this recipe so that it holds its shape after soaking. Thick poha is preferable.
Similar recipes include Poha Chaat, Onion Poha, and Kolachi Poha.
Browse all of our Poha recipes. Browse our Indian recipes here and our Indian Essentials are here. Or take some time to explore our Late Spring dishes.
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Another recipe from my cooking sessions in India, scribbled almost illegibly as I tried to keep up with the dishes appearing in front of me. It is a simple Poha dish with potatoes. It’s also a common dish, probably because it is so very delicious and relatively cheap to make. Eaten primarily as a snack with coffee or chai, it is dish for the monsoon season – excellent in rainy weather.
Are you looking for similar dishes? Try Kanda Poha and Lemon Poha.
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I made this for my daughter once, long ago, and she said, OMG, that is just like in India! I had this for breakfast every morning. Well, of course. She loves the aromas, especially while it is cooking. Me too.
Poha is steamed and rolled/flattened rice – make sure that you get this and not puffed rice. Poha comes in different thicknesses – Nylon (very thin and crisp), Paper, Thin, Medium, Thick and Dagdi (thick and chewy). There are also poha types made from red rice and brown rice. For this dish, it is important that you use medium if you can. If you can only find fine poha, it won’t need soaking – rinsing will be enough to soften it sufficiently. Treat it gently. Thick and Dagdi poha will need more soaking.
Are you looking for other Poha dishes? Try Poha with Potatoes, Kanda Poha, Kolache Poha, and Poha with Banana, Honey and Coconut. You will also love Indian “Mashed Potatoes” – Potato Pallya.
Also try Aloo in Aloo and Dum Aloo.
Browse all of our other Poha recipes and all of our Indian recipes. All of our Snacks are here. Or simply explore our easy easy Mid Spring recipes.
Also, feel free to browse vegetarian recipes from our first blog from 1995 – 2006, in our Retro Recipes series.
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Such a delicious snack from Northern India
Poha, a steamed and flattened rice (“steamrolled” I call it) is a great base for Indian snacks. In this poha recipe, it is teamed with onions and peanuts. Kanda Poha goes great mid afternoon with a cup of milky sweet tea (chai). Or it can be a great quick supper dish when you arrive just a little too late home from work. Or, as often done in parts of India, it is a great breakfast dish.
There are several thicknesses of poha – Nylon (very thin and crisp), Paper, Thin, Medium, Thick and Dagdi (thick and chewy). This recipe uses medium or thick poha, which you can buy from your Indian grocery. Thick is preferred. Thin poha is not suitable for this dish.
Are you looking for other Poha dishes? Try Kanda Batata Poha, Poha Chaat, Poha with Potatoes and Peanuts, Kolache Poha, and Poha with Banana, Honey and Coconut.
Browse all of our other Poha recipes and all of our Indian recipes. All of our Snacks are here. Or simply explore our easy Early Winter recipes.
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Tangy and lovely, an Indian breakfast dish.
Poha, or Pohe, a glorious food made by steaming and rolling rice to produce a flattened version of rice. It is very popular in South India, Maharashtria and Konkan regions of India. It also forms the basis of great snacks for those times when you just need to graze on something rather than have a full meal.
There are several different thicknesses of poha – Nylon (very thin and crisp), Paper, Thin, Medium, Thick and Dagdi (thick and chewy). There are also poha types made from red rice and brown rice. For this dish, you want to use a white, thick poha, it gives a better result. Medium can also be used.
This dish can be used for either breakfast or snack. It is a quick, no-cook dish, except for the tadka. Because it is a cold dish it is perfect for our Summers. It takes less than half an hour to make, and you can make it in just 5 mins if you presoak the poha and tamarind, and drain the poha.
Are you looking for Poha dishes? You could also try Kanda Batata Poha, Poha Chaat, Poha with Onions, Poha with Banana and Honey, and Poha with Potato and Peanuts.
Are you looking for breakfast dishes? Try Moraiya Kitchari, Mushrooms for Toast, and Overnight Oats.
Or browse all of the Poha recipes and all of our Breakfast dishes. Explore our collection of Indian Recipes. Or simply take some time to browse our Mid Summer dishes. Continue reading “Kolache Poha | Flattened Rice with Coconut, Tamarind and Jaggery”
Sweet food is always a blessing, satisfying to the soul, spirit and body.
Sweet food is always a blessing, satisfying to the soul, spirit and body. It balances our more savoury foods, especially hot and/or sour foods. In moderation, and in a good mindful balance with other foods, sweet dishes are not the toxic enemy that many proclaim.
In our household we are not great sweet eaters, preferring unadorned fruits, nuts and cheeses. It is the occasional pastry with coffee, a piece of cake or biscuit when visiting friends, sometimes dessert if eating out. It is rare to make anything sweet at home (sometimes icecream in summer).
That attests to the wonderful nature of this dish. Made with a form of rolled rice, poha, it is light yet satisfying. Poha is easily obtainable from your Indian shop. There are several different thicknesses – Nylon (very thin and crisp), Paper, Thin, Medium, Thick and Dagdi (thick and chewy). There are also poha types made from red rice and brown rice. For this dish, it is important that you use a paper or thin poha.
Are you looking for other Poha dishes? Try Sweet Surnoli Dosa, Poha Chaat, Poha with Onions (Kanda Poha), and Kolache Poha..
You might also like to try some of our rare sweet dishes – Besan Payasam, Blueberry Shrikhand, and Payasam Kheer.
Are you after more Banana recipes? You might also like to try Pomegranate and Banana Salad, Banana and Berry Lassi, or Banana Halwa from Kerala.
Browse all of our Poha recipes here, and our Banana recipes here. Explore all of our Dessert recipes. Our Indian recipes are here. Or be inspired by our Early Spring recipes. Continue reading “Pancha Kajjaya | Sweet and Crunchy Poha | Flattened Rice with Coconut, Banana and Honey”