Steamed Poha/ भाप के पोहे

Poha is a popular snack/ breakfast/ street food.

This steam poha is famous in malwa/ Madhya #pradesh area of India.


  • 2 cups poha/ chewda/ pohe (thick is better for poha making)
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • A pinch of Hing
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 10-12 Curry  leaves
  • 1 green chilly finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds/ सौंफ
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1.2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 2 finely chopped Green chilies
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 potato in small pieces, you can use boiled, parboiled or raw any potato as per your wish.
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar (optional) for balancing spice taste.
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves


  • First to begin with wash pohe with water and soak the pohe into a strainer.
  • Soaking is done only for thick poha, soaking here is in strainer not keeping additional water in it.
  • Cover and keep the pohe aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar directly on poha only mix everything.
  • Now in big utensil/ boiler take some water and bring it to boil.
  • Heat up oil in a pan/ kadhai/ wok.
  • Add mustard seeds let it stay till they crackle/pop, then add cumin seeds and let them splutter too and fennel seeds to it along with hing.
  • Add green chilies, curry leaves and mix well.
  • Fry for about 1 minutes on medium heat.
  • Now when the water begins to boil in a boiler, put the kadhai on it.
  • Add chopped onion to it cover and steam medium heat.
  • Now add boiled/ unboiled potatoes cut into pieces to it and let it stay on medium heat for 7- 8 minutes and stir it in between.
  • The steamed poha is ready to serve.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix everything well together.
  • Steamed poha is ready to move in plates.
  • One can serve it with bhujia sev for enhanced taste.


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