How To Make Poha In Microwave

Flattened rice, commonly known as Chura, is rice which is flattened into flat, light, dry flakes originating from the Indian subcontinent. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids. The thickness of the flakes varies between almost translucently thin (the more expensive varieties) to nearly four times thicker than a normal rice grain. It is also called beaten rice not to be confused with Poha, a Central-West Indian dish prepared using flattened rice as the key ingredient. In particular, Indori Poha is famous in Indore and eaten with Jalebi.


  • 2 cups Chiwda (washed)
  • 1 Potato (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 green Chillies
  • 1 Carrot (chopped)
  • 2 tsp. Peanuts (roasted)
  • 2 tsp. Lemon juice
  • ½ cup boiled Peas
  • Green Coriander
  • 2 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 esp. Mustard seeds
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 4 whole Red Chillies
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric powder
  • Salt & red chilies to taste
Knowledge How (Poha)


  1. Place oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves, whole red chilies, vegetables and seasoning in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 6 mins. at 100% power.
  2. Add washed chiwda. Mix it well and microwave for 4 mins. at 100% power.
  3. Add lemon juice. Garnish with coriander leaves and roasted peanuts. Serve hot.


Chef’s Tip: Poha is a low calorie and delicious snack. You can also serve with Namkeen Bhujia.

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