Poha Upma

Welcome to the second week of BM #15. This week I am going to post recipes that start with P thru V. So keep guessing the names while we take a peek at today's quick breakfast / snack.

This version of Poha Upma is from my mom and was my childhood favorite. Now it is my older one's favorite. Though I make this often, I realized that I hadn't posted in my space. So here it is for Day 1 of BM #15.

Ingredients -

Thick Poha / Beaten rice 2 cups
Potatoes cubed 1 cup
Onions chopped 1/2 cup
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few)
To Grind - 
Roasted Peanuts 3 Tbsp
Coconut Powder 1-2 tsp (Optional)
Green Chillies 1-2 or as needed
Coriander leaves few

Method Of Preparation -

Wash the thick poha in running water and let it sit in a colander. Note that the poha should not be soaked, just washed and drained in a colander.

In a heated wok/kadai add oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. After the dal brown and the mustard seeds pop, saute the onions until golden brown.

Add the (parboiled) cubed potatoes and saute until they are tender. [I usually par boil the potatoes in the microwave to reduce the cooking time.]

Add turmeric, the ground peanut mixture, salt and mix well.

Transfer the moist poha and mix well so the poha is evenly coated with the peanut mixture.

Remove from fire, squeeze in some lemon juice and serve hot. [My kids love it with curds/yogurt.]

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#15. 

Preparation Time 15-20 min 
Serves 2-3 
Posted by Harini R on Monday, April 23, 2012


  1. Champa Says:
  2. Nice picture Harini.

  3. Roshni Says:
  4. love the smile! made me smile

  5. lovely picture and poha looks perfect

  6. Lovely looking upma. Wonderfully prepared.


  7. divyagcp Says:
  8. Delicious Upma.. I love it.. But hubby not a fan though.. So usually we dont make it at all..

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  9. Delicious and healthy upma....nice presentation...

  10. rajani Says:
  11. I had a watermelon post in my drafts, so I chose Q through W for the cook by alphabets theme!

    I am looking forward to your posts for this theme too.

  12. Jayanthi Says:
  13. Can't wait for your other recipes ...the poha looks awesome with a big grin...good one Harini.

  14. Priya Suresh Says:
  15. Love this kind of simple and delicious upma.

  16. Rasi Says:
  17. love poha anytime dish for me!

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  18. i have bag of poha but never know what to do with it..great recipe!

  19. Sravs Says:
  20. Poha upma is so nice with appealing aromas !!

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  21. Usha Says:
  22. Nice ears, eyes and a smile.. :)

  23. Pavani Says:
  24. Addition of that peanut powder is new to me. Looks delicious. Will try ur version next time.

  25. Suma Gandlur Says:
  26. Simple and quick fo rmorning rush hours. I was also initially thinking about going with this for my letter "A". :)

  27. Akila Says:
  28. Upma looks tremendous..

  29. veena Says:
  30. Upma looks so good and love the pic Harini

  31. Kalyani Says:
  32. love the pic and the presentation :) I too love this a lot.. addition of roasted peanuts is new.. must try this version .. thanks for posting !

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  33. Deeksha Says:
  34. looks very inviting. nice presentation.

  35. Vardhini Says:
  36. Easy and comforting upma.


  37. Yummy upma,Nice Click,Harini..Guilt free tiffin.

  38. Looks so yumm!! Wonderful combo and sure would have tasted good too.

  39. simple yet delicious..pohas look wonderful.

  40. Awesome breakfast/snack upma!

  41. Upma looks so inviting. Especially loved those potato cubes...

  42. Srivalli Says:
  43. That's a good one Harini, will surely look fwd to your letters..:)

  44. Delicious breakfast harini!!!!

  45. Degchi Says:
  46. Poha presentation is really cute. I liked the lemon ears :)

  47. Padmajha Says:
  48. This is one f my fav. Liked the idea of adding potato to it...

  49. Myvegfare Says:
  50. I love poha upma, lovely clicks.., making me hungry.., love to see all the alphabets now :)

  51. preeti garg Says:
  52. look awesome

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