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Indori poha recipe which is a famous street food and a staple breakfast in Madhya Pradesh. Indori Poha Sprinkled with sev or bhujiya and served with jalebi is the unique combination which makes it stand out.

Indori Poha Recipe | Indori Pohe | How To Make Indori Poha A Traditional Breakfast Recipe

Today I am sharing Indori poha recipe which is a famous street food and a staple breakfast in Madhya Pradesh. 
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 Serving
Author Bhawana


  • 1 Cup poha (beaten rice or flatten rice)
  • 1 Green chili chopped or sliced
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 Sprig of curry leaves
  • 2 Tblsp oil
  • 1 Medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1 Medium size potato
  • 2 Pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 Lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Handful green coriander finely chopped

For Garnishing

  • Handful pomegranate seed
  • 2 Tblsp chopped onion
  • 3 Tblsp roasted peanut
  • 3-4 Tblsp bhujiya sev


  • First of all, measure poha or beaten rice and wash in running water in a colander. Drain and keep it aside. It will absorb the moisture and puff up. No need to soak for long in water. It also depends on poha quality. If thick poha then has to be soaked in water for some time.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai on medium flame. Add mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  • To this add curry leaves and sliced green chilies. Stir for 30 seconds.
  • After 30 seconds add chopped onion. Stir for 2 minutes. Add chopped potatoes and mix. Cover with the lid and cook until potatoes are cooked. It takes around 5 minutes. Lower the heat if required else potatoes get burnt.
  • Once potatoes are cooked add turmeric powder, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  • Finally, add soaked poha and give a nice mix so that everything combines well. Adjust salt as per taste.
  • Add lemon juice and chopped coriander. Stir nicely.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges or peanuts, bhujiya sev, chopped onion, and pomegranate pearls. Serve hot with tea. Indori poha or Indori Pohe is ready to serve hot.


  1. Serve with any of your favorite garnish items.
  2. Soaking completing depends on the beaten rice or poha quality.  I use think variety for which no soaking required. Just washing and draining is enough. Thick poha needs soaking for some time.


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