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Updated: Jul 5, 2020

Pohe is a Maharashtrian breakfast recipe or anytime snack made with beaten rice flakes. It is easy to cook & makes interesting start to the day.


4 cups pohe ( medium thick)

2 chopped onions

1 chopped potato

1tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp hing

1/4 tsp turmeric

8-10 curry leaves

2-3 chopped green chillies

Freshly grated coconut

Chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Juice of one lemon

4 tbsp oil

Salt to taste


Wash the pohe under running water. Drain the water & let it stand in the strainer for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in pan.Temper it with mustard seeds,chillies,hing ,turmeric powder & curry leaves.Make sure the oil is sufficiently hot for mustard seeds to splutter. The entire taste depends on how well the tempering is done.

Then add chopped onions & potatoes.Stir well till the onions are translucent . Add salt just enough for the onions & potatoes.Sprinkle some water & cover & cook for 5 minutes. Check if the onions & potatoes are cooked.

Now take the strained pohe.Add salt in it.Sprinkle few drops of water if they look dry.Then mix them to the pan.Cover & cook for 5 minutes till it emits steam.

Garnish it with grated coconut & coriander leaves.Squeeze some lemon juice & serve hot

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