Poha(Pressed rice upma)

It has been more than 2 months since I blogged. Last 2 months were most stressful 2 months for me. Hopefully it will come to an end soon. Finally decided to post at least one. Y'day wanted to make some thing quick and tasty so ended up making poha.


1 cup of Pressed rice
small onion cut into thin slices
1 potato boiled and cut into small cubes (Optional. I didn't use it y'day since I didn't find it in my pantry)
1tsp of mustard seeds
1 tsp of chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
1 tbsp of peanuts (Optional)
1 tsp of cashews (optional)
2 slit red chilies
3 green chilies ( as per your spice)
1 tbsp of oil
pinch of asafoetida
1tbsp of lemon juice( optional)
curry leaves
coriander for garnishing
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder


Wash pressed rice and drain the water using strainer and keep it aside. You can add salt to pressed rice at this time . This way salt will be mixed properly to the pressed rice.
In a pan add oil. Once the oil is hot add tampering ingredients(Mustard, urad dal. chana dal, peanuts, cashews, red chili, asafoetia). Once mustard seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves, green chilies and onion. Once onions are cooked for 2 mts add potatoes.

let it cook for 1 more mt now add turmeric and pressed rice and mix it well. After a minute of cooking remove it from stove and add lemon juice.

This is very simple and tasty.

Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve.


  1. Sailaja, Hope everything works out well, hang in there and remeber when the going gets tough , tougher get going. Wishing u well.

  2. Good Blog keep post latest updates.

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