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Flattened Rice Pulav with seasonings (Poha)

Flattened Rice Pulav with seasonings (Poha)

Dosha benefits: Vata, Pitta, Kapha


  • 3 tbsp coconut oil or any oil of your choice
  • 3 cups flattened rice (called Poha)
  • 1 big potato chopped into small cubes
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup mixed vegetables diced into small pieces (carrots and sweet peppers)
  • 2 to 3 green chilies finely chopped
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt to tast
  • ½ cup lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped


  • Put flattened rice flakes in a strainer.
  • Hold strainer under running tap water for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Let the flattened rice sit for 5 to 7 minutes to allow excess water to drain.
  • In the meantime, prepare the tempering for poha.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, asafetida, curry leaves, chopped green chilies and cumin seeds.
  • Once they start to pop, add the chopped onions. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped potatoes and cook till it is almost cooked.
  • Add green peas, carrots and peppers and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add turmeric and then the strained flattened rice. Mix well.
  • Add salt to taste and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn off the head and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Add lemon or lime juice and serve hot.

Ayurveda Tip:

  • Poha is easy to digest and quite balancing for tri-doshas. It is a good breakfast food and very nutritive.

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