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Poha : The Breakfast Star

Matar Poha Recipe made with fresh peas is an ideal and healthy breakfast or snack. The Matar Poha is perfect for the kiddie snack box as well.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1.5 cups poha medium ( avalakki)
  • 1 cup Peas fresh peeled
  • 2 onions large chopped
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • pinch heeng generous
  • to taste salt
  • wedges lemon & Bhujiya to serve


  • In a large pan. blanch the fresh peas with a little salt. Once boiled, drain the water and keep aside.
  • Wash the poha in fresh water once, drain the water and keep aside the poha. Don't leave a lot of water in the poha, else it will turn mushy.
  • In a heavy bottom kadai, heat oil. Add heeng and let it fry for about a minute. Add the jeera and mustard seeds and fry for 2 minutes till the mustard splutters and the jeera turns golden brown.
  • Add curry leaves and split green chillies to the oil, fry for one minute. Now add the onions and fry till they are translucent. Add salt and turmeric.
  • Now add the blanched peas and poha, mix well. Fry for one minute till everything is incorporated. Turn off the heat and cover the pan for 5-6 minutes. The poha will cook in steam.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves, bhujiya and a slice of lemon.


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