Poha with broccoli

Chef: Richard Fletcher

Ethnic: Indian
Main Ingredient: broccoli
Categories: Main
Meal Type: Breakfast
Food Type: Vegan
Servings: 2
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes

My Southern Indian friends introduced me to pooha. It’s a great breakfast dish.

  • 2 cups poha (flattened rice)
  • 1 cup potato
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5 leaves curry leaves
  • 2 whole green chili pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped fine
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1/4 cup spanish peanuts
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 whole fresh lime juice
  • dash of salt
  • 10 sprigs fresh cilantro diced fine


Rinse poha in colander for 1 minute. Set aside colander.
Boil water in pan and add potatoes. Cook for around 7 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Heat up skillet. When skillet is hot add the coconut oil. When oil is hot add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, and onions. Sauté until onions are golden brown.
Add the broccol, potatoes, peanuts, and turmeric. Sauté for a few minutes. Add the poha and sauté for a few minutes. Add salt and the lime juice. Garnish with fresh coriander

Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Poha with broccoli
Servings Per Batch 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories359 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 3g13%
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g0%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 1245mg36%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 8g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 149%
Vitamin C 245%
Calcium 13%
Iron 5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.