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Power Poha Recipe | Power Poha for Kids | Mangalorean Breakfast | Healthy Recipes.


Power Poha Recipe | Power Poha for Kids | Mangalorean Breakfast | Healthy Recipes.

Hey guys, here is your morning dose of iron and protein rich Power Poha. Please try, comment, like, share and SUBSCRIBE to my channel Curry for the Soul on YouTube for more such easy and healthy recipes.

I have grown up eating this Chana Poha in Mangalore when I was schooling and it would keep me going until lunch. All you need to do is soak black grams at night and boil them in pressure cooker in the morning.

Then soak thick poha in a strainer and keep aside.

Meanwhile, heat coconut oil and fry mustard seeds, carom seeds, green chillies, dried red chillies, crushed garlic, pinch asafoetida, curry leaves, onion and turmeric powder. Now add the boiled chana, soaked poha, and lastly add fresh lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves. This breakfast is ideal for growing kids. You can pack it for kids' lunch boxes.


Prep time: 5 mins. Cook time: 30 mins. Total time: 35 mins.

Author: Curry for the Soul

Recipe type: Healthy Breakfast

Cuisine: South Indian (Mangalorean)

Serves: 6


  • 1 1/2 cup thick poha

  • 1 1/2 cup boiled black grams

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds

  • 2 green chillies, chopped

  • 2 dried Kashmiri red chillies

  • 3 crushed garlic cloves

  • 10-12 curry leaves

  • A pinch asafoetida

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt or as per your taste

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Place thick poha in a strainer and wash poha for a minute under running water.

  2. Allow it to drain

  3. Meanwhile, heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a deep pan

  4. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add carom seeds.

  5. When they sizzle, add chopped green chillies, broken dried red chillies and crushed garlic.

  6. Saute for a minute and add curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida.

  7. Add the chopped onion and 1/2 tsp salt

  8. Saute the onions until translucent

  9. Add turmeric powder, boiled grams and 1 tsp salt

  10. Add the water preserved from boiling the grams and stir

  11. Add 1 tsp salt, mix and cover & simmer for 2 minutes

  12. Add the soaked drained poha and mix well

  13. Add coriander leaves, mix & simmer for 2 minutes

  14. Now add lemon juice and mix gently

  15. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy.


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