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Red Rice Poha Recipe

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 25m
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


Recipe for poha / aval made with red rice poha. Red rice poha is a healthy option for breakfast and a favorite at home. Recipe with step by step pictures.




  • 2 cups red rice poha / aval
  • 3 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 2 sprigs finely chopped curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh (or) frozen green peas
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 3 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped


Wash the poha in water and set aside on top of a bowl to drain. It should become soft after about five minutes.

Heat peanut oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add in the peanuts and roast on a low flame for 2-3 minutes. Remove the peanuts and set aside on a plate to cool.

In the same oil, add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, finely minced ginger and finely chopped curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add in the finely chopped onions, chopped green chillies and the salt. Sauté onions until the onions are soft. Once the onions are soft, add in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and asafoetida. Sauté for a minute on low flame so the spices are well roasted in oil.

Add in the finely chopped potatoes and peas. I like to finely chop the potatoes while making red rice poha as it cooks evenly, cooks faster and roasts better. Add in a teaspoon of sugar too to balance out the flavour. Close the pan with a lid and cook covered on a low flame for about 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle little water if you think the bottom of the pan is starting to scorch.

Once the potatoes are soft, add in the drained poha and peanuts. Add in the lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Mix well. Cover the pan with the lid and cook for a minute to heat up the poha. Immediately switch off the flame. Mix well and serve hot.

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 15m

Keywords: red rice poha