Posted: May 11, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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When we get bored having cereals and bread for breakfast every week days, i make this simple and easy breakfast called Poha which is a flattened rice or dried rice flakes. My mom use to make this for breakfast or for evening snack to go with a hot cup of tea/chai.  Flattened rice is also called Chiura/Chiwda and we use to eat chiura  in different ways, by  immersing the rice flakes in cold water, drying them and eat with freshly prepared home made yogurt and sugar or fry the chiura’s in couple of tablespoons of  oil until golden brown and mix it with fried peanuts, chopped red onions, chillies, lemons and some indian mixtures. Flattened rice/Chiura is the ingredient from which we can put or prepare a fast snack.




  • 2 cups Flattened rice/Chiura
  • 1/2 cup peanuts and cashews
  • 1  medium sized onion, cut in slices
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 small potato, cut into small cubes
  • 1 green chilli, de-vined and chopped
  • 1  teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 8-9 curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries to granish
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste



  • Soak Flattened rice/Chiura in water, wash and drain the water completely and dry for 5-7 minutes.
  • Roast peanuts and cashews with little bit of oil over medium heat and keep it aside.
  • In the same skillet heat oil over medium heat, add mustard seeds and let it gets splutter. Add onions and green chillies and cook until the onions are golden brown.
  • Add potatoes, turmeric powder, salt and curry leaves and cook until the potatoes are done.
  • Mix in the soaked poha/flattened rice/chiura and stir well.  Pour lemon juice over the poha and mix well.
  • Garnish with cranberries, roasted peanuts, cashews and corainder leaves to serve.
  1. Sook says:

    Ooh this looks delicious!! Yum!

  2. Yummy Team says:

    I love poha..Thanks for sharing this recipe..Will try it out soon 🙂

  3. Simply Life says:

    I’ve never heard of chiura – great to know!

  4. Hema says:

    Love it. Healthy breakfast recipe…

  5. Suman, my all time fav n simple n quick to cook for bfast dear i like to have with pickles. very nice click dear.

  6. My all time favourite. A quick and healthy breakfast.

  7. Krishnaveni says:

    Hello Suman thanks for dropping by and your comment in my blog. While making idly grease idly mold before pouring batter and it will prevent idly get stick. You have a nice blog with excellent recipes. keep rocking…

  8. I love poha and make it quite often for my breakfast 🙂 Yummm.

  9. really delicious. i love this one.sometimes i simply prepare for evening snack..loved the picture..thanks for the comments yarr..u r always welcome to our space..
    Loved ur space..

  10. Namitha says:

    My fav…simple and yumm..loved the click too 🙂

  11. Panchpakwan says:

    My all time fav tiffin..looks delicious..

  12. Sridevi says:

    I love this poha. Well prepared.

    Thanks for visiting http://www.jiboombaa.com and your great comments.

    Happy cooking!!!

  13. I love poha too and i usually do this for breakfast..lovely click suman

  14. Gouri Guha says:

    Hi Suman. you have a lovely space.I cook Poha often…simple and easy to cook but tasty…

    Lovely picture.

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