Sweet and Salt Poha/ Jhatphat Poha/ Flattened rice

Looking for a breakfast recipe in ten minutes? Here you go !!!

This is the simplest and yet very tasty poha for a breakfast. In no time you can make this. Poha has always been a saviour for me when i wake up late monday mornings and i am totally confused what to make for breakfast. There are so many recipes you can make using poha. You can twist and turn the ingredient and it happily fits in any recipe and can replace rice in many of the recipes like bisibele bath, lemon rice, etc… And poha doesnt need too much time to cook. In fact cooking poha is not required in few recipes like dahi poha, jaggery poha. I shall note those recipes in the coming posts. For now, let me write what i made today in less than 10 mins πŸ™‚

As flattened rice is an easily digestible form of raw rice, i dont mind using it quite often.

This particular recipe is my all time favorite because i love the combination of salt and sugar in it. We also add grated coconut to this.Not too spicy recipe but suits well fora breakfast or a tea time snack πŸ™‚


Ingredients :

Thick Poha/Beaten rice/Flattened rice – 1 cup

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Split white lentil/Urad dal – 1 tsp

Green chilli – 2 (chopped)

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Asafoetida/hing – a pinch

Cashews – 5(broken into pieces)

Grated coconut – 3 tbsp

Ghee/Clarifies butter – 1 tbsp

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste


  1. Wash the poha thoroughly with water for a couple of times and set aside
  2. In a kadhai/pan, add ghee and allow it to heat
  3. Add mustard seeds,urad dal, green chillies, curry leaves, cashews and hing.
  4. Saute it till the cashews turn light brown
  5. Add the poha to this and mix well
  6. Add salt and grated coconut. Mix well
  7. Finally add sugar and combine all the ingredients
  8. Serve with a cup of hot coffee or tea πŸ™‚


  • Adding cashews is optional
  • You can adjust the sugar and salt according to your taste buds πŸ™‚


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