Konkani Poha

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Poha is beaten rice/povu/avalakki/aval. Varieties of poha is available like the thin, the medium and the thicker variety. I have already put up Konkani poha on this blog before where I have used Sambar powder. In this version though I have used green chillies, fresh dhani and jeera powder which tastes really great providd you have this dish fresh. It is a very easy recipe and also very filling.

What you need to have:

1. Thin Beaten rice – 1 and 1/2 cup

2. Fresh grated coconut – 1 cup

3. Green chillies – 2

4. Dhania-Jeera powder (fresh) – 2 Teaspoon

5. Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon

6. Sugar – 1 Teaspoon

7. Salt – as per taste

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

3. Curry leaves – 2-3 Strands

Ingredients of Konkani Poha

What you do with what you have:

1. Clean poha and keep it aside. Wash and chop green chillies fine and grate coconut as well and keep aside as shown in image 1.

2. In a wide bowl crush well both the chopped green chillies and salt well and to it add grated coconut from step 1. Also add sugar and mix all the ingredients well with your hands so that it is mixed well the whole mixture turns damp.

3. Place a spatula with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame. When heated add mustard seeds to it. Once it splutters add turmeric powder, curry leaves and turn off the flame.

Seasoning in progress

4. Pour this seasoning to the coconut mixture from step 3 to it and mix well with your hands so that it releases juice and a nice aroma of all ingredients.

Seasoning added to the coconut mix

5. Finally add required quantity of poha from step 1 to it. Mix well and is ready to serve.

Ready to serve Poha

6. Decorate it with chopped coriander leaves and chopped onions as well which is my all time favorite. One can even enjoy it with any mixture of your choice. Some people enjoy it with curds but without onions !

Ready to serve poha being garnished with onions & coriander leaves

How long it takes: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 2

Good to remember:

1. Please use quality coconut for this dish or else it becomes damp.

2. Please do not use water to make the coconut mix damp. Squeeze the mix well with your hands to mix poha in it.

3. On adding the seasoning to coconut mix one will be able to to squeeze it well since the oil content will help you to crush it well.

4. Adding sugar is a must since it will enhance the flavour of the dish.

5. One can even use tamarind pulp in place of lemon juice. Using tamarind will change the colour of the dish.

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10 thoughts on “Konkani Poha

    chitra said:
    November 13, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    New to me. i always make lemon poha. Never added coconut. will try once..

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 20, 2010 at 7:52 am

      Hi Chitra,

      This poha is not cooked at all , but crushed with coconut masala. So one can enjoy this with mixture, Spicy Boondi or even with thick sweet curds.

    Apu said:
    November 14, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Yumm!! I love this recipe!!

    Priya said:
    November 15, 2010 at 2:30 am

    Very droolworthy poha, thanks for sharing..

    sushma said:
    November 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Looks lovely as usual..I usually make it very differnt way i’ll try this soon…I love ur recipes prathibhaji and recently I did try sheera it was lovely and delicious:)

    Shilpi Bose said:
    November 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    This is one of the best blogs I have seen in terms of design, layout and the way everything is explained. I just stumbled upon it. I am new to blogging so was just checking out other blogs.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Shilpa,

      Thanx a lot for ur feed back and please pass on the link to ur friends.

    simson said:
    November 18, 2010 at 12:24 am

    namaste maam
    what could i say about this recipe just fabulous…i have tried a hell lot variations in poha but this surely tasted better and not big words i truly owe my thanks since it was very well apprecited by my friends too thanks again maam.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 20, 2010 at 7:50 am

      Hi Simson ,

      Thanx a lot for ur feed back mannnnnnnnn!!!!

    Varsha said:
    November 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    This looks a lot like my Mayi’s Poha Chutney. She uses whole dhania and jeera and pounds it though. No haldi, lemon and onion. And we eat this with chana usli for breakfast, especially on fridays….tasty and filling.

    What you make is a lot like my mom’s dadpe pohey…Only the onion and coconut change places! Onion to crush with salt and coconut garnishing!! I will try this for sure. Poha is always loved at home

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