Ready-to-eat Savory Poha – Travel-friendly!

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
2 servings

Here is one fast food, that’s unbelievably simple and so good to have handy especially while traveling.

My mother follows a satvik lifestyle and doesn’t eat at regular restaurants when she travels. Eating out means only eating at specific temples only on specific occasions. Along with thriving on fruits most of the time she always carries this ready to make poha. All you need to do is add hot water to it and wait for a while and voila you have a warm meal ready!

  • Poha: 1 cup
  • Green chili: 2 nos (chopped)
  • Curry leaves: 2 sprigs
  • Mustard seeds: ½ tsp
  • Peanuts: 1 tbsp
  • Channa dal: ½ tbsp
  • Hing: 2 pinches
  • Rock salt: ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Cold-pressed coconut oil: 1 tbsp
  • Heat oil and fry peanuts in the oil along with chana dal, mustard, green chillies, curry leaves, and hing.
  • When the chana dal is slightly browned and the peanuts are crisp, add poha, turmeric, and salt and roast it all together.
  • Stir continuously to ensure even roasting.
  • You know it is ready when the poha is crisp. You can test by chewing on some poha.
  • Cool well and store in an airtight jar.

  • Directions to use
  • Take the required amount of spiced roasted poha in a bowl and add just enough boiling hot water to cover the poha and quickly cover the bowl.

  • Leave it to rest for a minimum of 6 minutes.
  • After 6 minutes, mix together and enjoy warm moist savoury poha on the go.

Wellcure tip

  • This recipe can also be made oil-free by dry roasting all the ingredients if you so prefer it.

  • Add a dash of lime, grated cucumber, chopped onions, and tomatoes depending on availability.

Eating guide:

  • Food group: grains
  • This is an option for healthy eating and avoiding junk foods while on the move.

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