BM #109 Week 3 Day 2 - 

As part of 'Kid's Delight' hosted by Tamalapaku, I have here another healthy snack which my older one endorses.

It is a very easy one to put together. The base poha is just poha upma or it can be peri peri poha or any version of poha your family enjoys.

The toppings are all customizable and that makes it very easy to please everyone.

Ingredients - 

Poha / Atukulu / Flattened Rice 2 cups
Carrots and Peas 1 cup
Potatoes cubed 1/2 cup
Green Chili paste 1 tsp (or as needed)
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few)
To serve - 
Onions chopped few
Tomatoes finely chopped (Optional - I didn't use)
Roasted Peanuts few
Tamarind Date Chutney as needed
Green Chutney as needed
Any Farali Mixture (I used Haldiram's Khatta Meetha) as needed
Coriander leaves finely chopped as needed

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 carrots and peas until cooked through.

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 green chili paste, salt and mix well.

Transfer the moist poha and mix well. Remove from fire, squeeze in some lemon juice. Cover and set aside.

To serve, scoop the poha mixture onto a platter, sprinkle some chopped onions, some farali mixture, roasted peanuts, tamarind date chutney, green chutney, and chopped coriander leaves, toss and serve.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 4-5


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. I love Poha and when its served as a chat, I am sure it becomes very classic!

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. The mundane poha got an interesting and yummy twist, I would say.

  5. Pavani Says:
  6. What a great way to jazz up good old atukula upma. Love all the toppings on there. Will have to try this one for my kids.

  7. That's a mouthwatering platter there Harini. Love this fusion dish.

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