Onion Poha/Rice flakes

Poha or rice flakes are lactose-free, heart healthy and fat-free. Its good source of eleven vital mineral and vitamins including, Iron. Poha/rice flakes are gluten-free. It can be consumed by those allergic to the wheat products. Preparing onion poha is extremely easy at home. It’s an easy and quick nutritious snack.


  • 2½cups of Poha/flattened rice (Thick or mota)
  • 2 medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2-3 Green chili (finely chopped) for garnishing
  • 1/4 cups Fresh Coriander (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp of Lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted peanuts
  • 1tsp Mustered seeds
  • 1-2 tsp Chana(chickpea) dal (roasted)
  • 1-2 Red dried chili
  • 5-6 Curry leaves(kadi patta) finely chopped
  • 1/3tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2tsp Kashmiri Lal Mirch powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3tsp of Oil


First, put poha in a sieve and wash under running water for 2-3 minutes and keep it aside for it to drain.

Heat the oil in a pan or kadhai on a medium flame and roast the peanuts for 1-2 minutes and remove them onto a plate, then add some of the mustard seeds, chana dal, red chili (small pieces) and the curry leaves into the pan.

Saute till the spluttering stops and then add more than half of the chopped onion and saute till soft and changes its color to a little pink.

Add all the spices, one spoon lemon juice, little water to the saute and add drained poha, fried peanut and stir well to blend all the ingredients.

Cook poha for 1-2 minutes, turn off the flames, pour 1-2 tsp lemon juice over the poha and mix well.

Add Onion to the poha and it is ready to serve.   

Garnish with fresh coriander, green chili, and onion.

Add extra zing to the poha by serving it with Mint-Coriander chutney.



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