Wednesday 11 April 2018

Tamatar Poha

Poha is a stable food in many households is a Maharashtra, even States like Gujarat and Madya Pradesh. The recipe differs slightly. Maharashtrians like it with peanuts and grated coconut while in Gujarat and MP I have savoured a sweeter type with chopped onions and sev

Poha is a perfect breakfast recipe,recommended by dieticians as it is the it is a  perfect balance of taste and nutrition. Children love poha too and eat with relish. 

Today I wish to share with you a different poha recipe stirred with tomatoes. Ingredients can be easily found in the kitchen.


 2 cups Poha 
A few curry leaves
2 onions chopped
1 tomato chopped 

Juice of one lime 
2 tbsp cooking oil  
1/2 cup of green peas
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp each cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
Salt to taste
A pinch of sugar
Coriander to garnish




1. Wash poha till clean. Strain and keep aside. 

2.To the washed poha, add salt, lime juice, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well.
3. take 2 tsp oil in a kadai, when it is hot add  mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chillies. Stir for two minutes.
4.  Add onion and stir fry till pinkish in colour. 

5. Add tomatoes to the pan and simmer for 2 minutes.

6. Now mix in the poha. gently, keeping gas on low flame. 

7. Mix all the masala well with poha and cook for 5-7 minutes.

8. Add the lime juice and coriander leaves at the end.

9. Now serve serving dish and garnish with coriander.

10. Serve hot it up with finely chopped raw onions and sev at tea time or breakfast. 


You can add potato  or carrot if you wish.

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