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Vegetable Poha is popular and healthy Indian breakfast dish made with flattened rice and lots of vegetables. From as long as I can remember vegetable poha been a comfort breakfast or sometimes just a small portion of poha with evening tea was served as a part of Indian chai Nashta, especially during the weekends.

Vegetable Poha Recipe : Indian Breakfast of Poha Made Healthy

Healthy vegetable poha recipe to make healthy Indian breakfast. This Veg poha is perfect for weight loss diet or those who want healthy Indian breakfast options.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast bowl, healthy breakfast, poha, south Indian breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 150 grams Red Rice poha medium thick
  • 2 green chili finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon peanuts shelled
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 Tablespoon Cabbage chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Bell pepper chopped capsicum
  • 2 Tablespoon peas
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • leaves coriander for garnish
  • Sev Bhujia for garnish


  • Take the red rice poha in a bowl, add ½ cup of water mix it well and set aside or rinse the poha with cold water drain out excess water immediately and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and shadow fry peanuts in the oil. remove them and keep aside to add later.
  • In the same oil add in the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start popping add green chili and curry leaves. Add capsicum, cabbage and frozen peas cook these vegetables for few minutes till soft. Keep stirring that occasionally.
  • Now add salt to taste and turmeric powder as well as red chili powder.
  • Add tomatoes, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add 4-5 tablespoon of water and cook tomatoes till these are pulpy and cooked.
  • Mix everything together and then add in the soaked red poha.
  • Turn heat to low and mix all the ingredients. Cook for 2-3 minutes and finally add in coriander leaves and fried peanuts.
  • Mix everything well and switch off the heat.
  • Serve it hot and top with generous sprinkle of bhujia sev.
  • Enjoy the hot bowl of vegetable poha with a steaming cup of Indian masala chai.



Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 442IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg