Thursday, November 16, 2006

Light Snack - Onion Poha

Poha!!! hmm... this brings back the memories of my good ol' school days. I still remember, forgetting my tiffin box deliberatly so that i could have a chance to eat poha from our school canteen. It was my fav, topped with sev and murmurra. The softness of poha, crunchiness of sev and murmurra, tanginess of lime and sweetness of sugar, all these diverse flavors come together and you have a snack that's simply irresistable.

To this dish i have added grated carrot and lemon zest. The zest adds extra zing while the strands of carrot make it little more colorful!


2 cups poha
1 medium onion
2 green chilies
2 tbsp grated carrot
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/3 tsp chili powd
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp mustard
half lemon
1 tsp lemon zest
few curry leaves
salt to taste

Handful of cilantro
Thin Sev & Murmura (Puffed rice)
(you could also use bhelpuri sev which is combo of both)


  • In a colander Wash poha silghtly with water 2-3 times.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, when it splutters add green chili, curry leaves and onions and saute till the onions are translucent
  • Add turmeric,chili powder,sugar and salt to poha, mixing gently and seperating it with fingers so that they dont stick
  • Add poha, grated carrot , lemon zest, lemon juice, lower the heat and cook with the lid on for 6-8 min. In between stir, so that it does not stick to bottom of the pan.
  • Serve garnishing it with some sev and murmura and cilantro leaves….Tadaaa!!!! there you have it friends.


Sumitha said...

Lovely pictures Sri,I am sure going to make them soon:)

Asha said...

Beautiful photos , Sri! Poha dish looks and sounds so good. I will try this weekend for a snack.

Thank you for visiting me,hope to see more and I will be back here to take a stock of all your recipes you have here:))

Have a grat day,sweetie...

Ashwini said...

Hi Sri thanks for your note on my blog. Welcome to have some great recipes already!
Keep up the great work.

Mrs. K said...

Looks great!! Carrots and lemon zest sound like a wonderful addition.

Anonymous said...

I make poha too but have to try with murmura garnish! Looks delicious!

Sri said...

Sumitha & Asha,
Thanks a lot. Do try them and let me know how it came out.

You are welcome.

Yes it try it

Yeah, this is how it was served in my school canteen. Try it and i hope you like it

Lakshmi said...

it looks nice, the color, the pictures , everything. one of my fav.

Sia said...

lovely photos sri... u have made a simple and much neglected poha look like a super model:)

Sri said...

Thankyou.i hope you love this one too.

Thankyou for your lovely comments.

प्रवास एका ज्ञानमार्गावर said...

Hey, This is very good feast of recipes from various regions of india from north to south and from west to east.
Thanks for such a good coolection.