Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Home Made Instant Poha Mix - For bachelors & trips


Are you a novice cook?? A bachelor?? or a safe traveler who would love to carry your own food?? Are you going to leave your helpless husband back home??

Then scream in joy.. Here is one best choice for you to make. Yup Eureka!! I tried and found the formula today :P

Its so simple and delicious too. Hardly takes 10 mins to make the mix and 2 mins to cook the poha when you are hungry!!

Its for sure a boon!!! Make and enjoy :)



Poha (flattened rice) - 1 cup
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt - for taste
Red chillies - 4
Channa dhall - 1 tsp
Urad dhall - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp



Take a pan and add 1 tsp of oil, splutter mustard seeds and follow it by urad dhall, channa dhall, red chillies and curry leaves. Once the dhall turns light brown simmer the stove and add the poha and fry for just two mins in low flame.

Remove from flame and allow it to cool down. Store in a air tight box in a cool and dry place.

Instant poha mix is ready.

You can store this in the shelf for 2 weeks. It will keep well until 2 months if you store in refrigerator.


How to make poha with instant mix:

Take the instant mix in a bowl and pour just enough water to cover it. Allow this to get soaked for 15 - 25 mins.

Option 1 - Stove top:

Now take a pan and add 1 tsp of oil and drop in the soaked poha mix and stir for two mins in medium heat.

Serve hot with mango pickle.

Option 2 - Microwave:

Transfer the soaked poha mix to a microwave safe bowl and heat it for two mins stirring once in between.

Serve hot.

Option 3 - Hot water:

Soak the instant mix in hot water instead of soaking in room temperature water for 10 mins and serve immediately.

For extra punch you can chop an onion finely and fry it before you fry the soaked poha mix :)


Written by: Nithya
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Divya A said...

Awesome clicks and delicious Poha :)
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Perspectivemedley said...

I love the fact that poha cooks so fast and saves time! looks delicious!!...

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

awesome clicks and delicious dish

radha said...

Damsel to the rescue of the helpless male! The reconstituted poha looks good.

Unknown said...

Delicious poha recipe! Lovely pictures.


Divya Kudua said...

My mother in law makes a similar rava mix by roasting the rava with seasonings etc and then just before serving,hot water is added and upma would be ready.This is a very nice variation.Perfect for hapless husbands(in my case:)

turmericnspice said...

Smart and innovative !!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Delicious and my all time favy one...


saadu said...

Nice innovation.No much work too.

Tina said...


Spice up the Curry said...

very innovative.. perfect for traveling. Thanks for sharing

Raksha said...

nice poha, my hubby also prepares this in a very good way :)

Jyoti Babel said...

that's very handy.. I am going to try this soon..

Zareena said...

Lovely I love this a lot. Thank for sharing this.

Sangeetha M said...

Nice idea, i usually buy MTR poha mix for my instant cravings, but now i can make my own version...thanks for sharing...amazing clicks!!
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Indranee Batabyal said...

Lovely blog and just love this recipe!

My cooking experiments said...

Awesome!can we wash the poha before we do this mix?

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