Dadpe pohe/ flattened rice recipe

Dadpe Pohe Recipe is a delicious Maharashtrian recipe made with flattened rice. The poha or flattened rice is not cooked in this recipe, instead it is mixed with raw onions, tomato, grated coconut, coriander leaves and salt. It turns soft due to the juices released from the vegetables and coconut when salt is added to them. The thin variety of poha or flattened rice is used for this recipe. I thank my friend Vidya Baindur for this lovely recipe.


2 cups Poha (Flattened rice) thin variety

1 Onion finely chopped

1 Tomato finely chopped

1 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped

3 tbsps grated coconut

1 tsp Sugar

1 tbsp Lemon juice


Ingredients for the tempering:

1 tsp Mustard

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1/4 tsp Hing/ Asafoetida

1 sprig Curry leaves

2 tbsps Raw Peanuts

1 Green chilly finely chopped

2 tsps Oil


Sprinkle just a little water on the poha . Do not make it mushy and keep it aside.

Tip the chopped onion, tomato, grated coconut, lemon juice, sugar and salt in a bowl. Mix it well, crushing the mixture a little. Keep aside a tbsp of this mixture to garnish the Dadpe pohe just before serving. Add the poha to the remaining mixture and set it aside to soak in the juices for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the peanuts and when they are half roasted drop in the mustard seeds cumin seeds, asafoetida. After they crackle drop in the curry leaves. Toss. Add the green chilly , give a quick stir and drop the seasoning over the softened poha. Garnish with finely chopped onion, tomato, coconut and coriander leaves.

Note: I have not used peanuts as the family prefers the Poha without them.

Serves two.

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