Poha or rice flakes 1 and 1/2 cup washed well. Since I used the thick poha, I kept it soaked in water for a minute. If the fine poha is used do not soak it

Pea nuts a handfull of or 1/4 cup

Onion 1 large chopped

Green chilli 4 to 5 chopped or slit

Curry leaves 4 to 5

Coriander leaves 1/4 th cup chopped

Small mustard seeds 1 tsp

Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder 1/4 tsp

Lemon juice of 1/2 of a lemon

Salt 1/2 tsp or as per taste

Sugar 1/2 tsp

Oil 2 tbsp


  • heat oil in a kadhai at medium flames. Once hot add in the pea nuts ant fry them for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • then add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, the curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
  • Then add the chopped onion and green chilli and stir and fry till the onion turns translucent
  • now add the turmeric, red  chilli powder, salt and sugar and mix well
  • then add in the poha, chopped coriander leaves and mix well with all the other ingredients
  • now cover and let it cook at the minimum flames for 1 to 2 minutes
  • remove the cover and after giving the poha a god mix, add in the lemon juice and again mix well. Now switch off the flames and serve hot at the breakfast.