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Coriander Matar Poha - Flattened Rice with Cilantro & Green Peas
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Coriander Matar Poha – Flattened Rice with Cilantro & Green Peas

Coriander Matar Poha - Flattened Rice with Cilantro & Green Peas is a quick and easy breakfast that comes together within 15 minutes! Vegan & Gluten Free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 450.31kcal


  • 1 cup flattened rice poha
  • 1 tablespoon frozen grated coconut or freshly grated coconut
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated jaggery
  • 1/8 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon urad dal split black gram
  • curry leaves from 1 sprig
  • a pinch of asafetida
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile powder
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas
  • salt to taste


  • In a bowl, combine poha with warm water to cover.
  • Leave for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  • Transfer to a sieve/colander and leave to dry while you get all of your other ingredients together.
  • In a coffee/spice grinder, combine coconut, jaggery, cilantro and lemon juice. Grind to a paste.
  • In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Add mustard seed. As soon as they stop popping, add cumin seed, urad dal, curry leaves and asoefetida.
  • After 10 seconds, add turmeric, red chile powder and green peas.
  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutes, until peas are heated through.
  • Add poha and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cilantro paste and stir fry for another 2 minutes until well combined.
  • Add salt and stir to combine.
  • Serve with dates.


Calories: 450.31kcal | Carbohydrates: 82.31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9.12g | Saturated Fat: 1.76g | Sodium: 309.83mg | Fiber: 1.73g | Sugar: 1.51g
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