There are varieties of poha available, different thicknesses, hope this post helps.
GSB cooking involves beaten rice/poha in
1. dosas to make them soft.
2. poha snacks - phova khaan
Here's how these beaten rice/poha look before and after a wash or on soaking.
On one wash:
On soaking for 30 minutes:
Same goes for thick variety beaten rice.
Medium thick variety:
This variety needs 5 minutes of soaking to soften up.