Sanoli's Kitchen: POHA (CHIRER) PULAO

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Today I am going to post one Bengali delicacy again, it is Chirer (Poha) Pulao. My favourite breakfast or brunch or as an evening snack dish, a Winter speciality mainly due to the availability of cauliflower, carrot, green beans and peas during this season. It tastes pretty delicious and flavorful too. A quick and filling snack made of rice flakes and different vegetables. Lets come to this yummy recipe...

3 Cups Flattened Rice
1 Medium Potato
2 Medium Carrots
6-8 Green Beans
8 Florets of Cauliflower
1/4 Cup Green Peas (frozen)
1" Cinnamon
2-3 Cardamoms
2-3 Cloves
4 Peppercorns
2 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves (cilantro)
8-10 Curry Leaves
2-3 Green Chillies, cut in slits
2 tbsps Raisins
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Poppy seeds
1 tbsp Oil
2 tbsps Clarified Butter
Salt to taste

Wash flattened rice in luke warm water. Drain all water from it. Sprinkle little salt and sugar and fold this washed flattened rice nicely. Set it aside.

Cut potato, carrot, green beans and cauliflower florets in small pieces or in thin slices. Wash and keep aside.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wok. Add all chopped vegetables, green peas and salt in it.

Cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside.

Now heat clarified butter in the same wok. Add cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns, curry leaves, green chillies, poppy seeds and raisins in it. Saute for a minute.

Add washed flattened rice and fried vegetables in it. Fold nicely and saute for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat.

Now add finely chopped coriander leaves in it. Mix thoroughly and switch off the heat now.

Serve hot as a breakfast / brunch dish or as evening snack.
TIPS: May add fried peanuts and grated coconut too.

Sending to: Fast Food: Poha - event hosted by Shama's Easy 2 cook Recipes
Sending to: 60 days to Christmas @ Cook like Priya & You Too Can Cook - Indian Food Recipes
Sending to: Jaleela's event @ 'Bachelor's Feast'
Sending to: Celebrate - Christmas @ Divya & Jagruti


  1. wow this looks so colorful and inviting :) I think its time for me to try Bengali Cuisine and you will be one big reason for it

  2. That's tempting me...yummy .Thank you for the recipe...send more yummy delights

  3. It looks so tempting and suits for this season for tea time... love it didi...
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  4. Chirer Polau Really good snacks... looking so colorful and Tempting Sanoli.

  5. Would love to try this recipe...I do have poha stock in my pantry....yumyum...

  6. very colorful and delicious too.... you know when i don't have sufficient time to prepare dinner at home do upma with this flatten poha adding carrot and peas with the hint of lemon juice to add sourness ....

  7. Filling pulao, love it with loads of veggies too.

  8. Never thought of making a pulao with Poha.. such a unique recipe! Loved it!

  9. Never got this idea Sanoli. Thanks for sharing

  10. Very unique idea of making poha pulao..loved it.

  11. Delicious poha pulao love it sanoli.

  12. Delicious and flavorful poha pulao..
    Thanks for linking it to the event..

  13. nw this is good for my son dabba
    next time i m making this
    aloo poha with a twist wonderful

    this is filling also as so many veggies r there sano