Simple Konkani Breakfast From My Granny’s Kitchen - Poha Recipe (Phovu Phaan Recipe)

Simple Konkani Breakfast From My Granny’s Kitchen - Poha Recipe (Phovu Phaan Recipe)

Here's a simple recipe on how to make poha. A simple poha recipe from my granny's kitchen. It's very nutritious, super healthy & high in protien too. A popular breakfast, tea time snack in Konkani households since ages. This is the simplest poha you can make in just 10-15 minutes if you hustle.

In case you are wondering what is this dish. It's rice flakes or beaten rice or flattened rice stir fry. 

Here's seasoned flattened rice recipe for you:


  • 3/4 cup of flattened rice (medium thick poha variety)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • 1 leaflet of curry leaves
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 leaflet of curry leaves
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • Salt for taste
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly grated coconut

Serves: 1-2

Ready in: 10-15 minutes

Preparation Method:

  1. Wash flattened rice twice using fresh water. Drain the flattened rice out immediately.
  2. Keep it aside in a bowl. During this time it will puff up. 
  3. Then heat oil in a wok, add in oil, mustard seeds.
  4. Then add in finely chopped ginger, slit green chillies, pieces of dried red chilli, curry leaves & fry them for a minute. 
  5. Then add in finely chopped onion, salt to help fasten it’s frying. Fry them until they are translucent.
  6. Then add in flattened rice kept aside salt, sugar, grated coconut & mix well. 
  7. Allow it to simmer for 3 minutes. Remove it off heat & serve.
  8. You can add lemon juice & finely chopped fresh coriander in the end if you wish.

Side Note:

  1. Use groundnut is you like, for more protein. Fry 2 tablespoons of groundnut for 2 minutes after mustard splutters. Rest of the steps remain the same.
  2. You can skip onion if you wish.

Medium thick poha:

Soaked poha:

Medium thick poha before & after soaking:

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