Poha can be thought of as our desi breakfast cereal! All over India, it is a very popular breakfast choice. Cooked it different ways, poha is satiating and tasty.

Here, we show you how to make a tangy Tomato Poha. With a traditional tempering and everyday taste-makers like green chillies, lemon juice and coriander, the Tomato Poha has a homely yet snazzy taste.

It is a totally no-fuss recipe and you can make it on any busy day. A little bit of milk is added at the end of preparation, to keep the poha moist and soft.

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Makes 4 servings


3/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 cups thick beaten rice (jada poha)
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp milk


  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the tomatoes and turmeric powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, place the beaten rice in a sieve and hold it under running water for a few seconds. Toss well to drain out all the excess water.
  5. Add the washed and drained beaten rice, coriander, lemon juice, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Switch off the flame, add the milk and mix well.
  7. Serve hot.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 189 cal 9%
Protein 2.5 g 5%
Carbohydrates 26 g 9%
Fiber 0.8 g 3%
Fat 8.2 g 12%
Cholesterol 0.6 mg 0%
Vitamin A 279.9 mcg 6%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0 mg 0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.3 mg 11%
Vitamin C 11 mg 28%
Vitamin E 0 mg 0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 10.1 mcg 5%
Calcium 32.4 mg 5%
Iron 6.2 mg 30%
Magnesium 35.1 mg 10%
Phosphorus 83.4 mg 14%
Sodium 8.7 mg 0%
Potassium 102.9 mg 2%
Zinc 0 mg 0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.