Oatmeal Poha

Dietician Amit Shah


  • 1 cup Flattened rice (Poha)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot , finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup Green peas (Matar)
  • 3 tablespoons Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves (Dhania) , Small bunch finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking oil


  • Garnish with lemon juice and coriander before serving.


  1. Steam the carrots and peas and keep aside.
  2. Place the poha in a colander and rinse it well while tossing it so it doesn't become mushy.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan or a wok.
  4. Add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.
  5. Add onions saute over medium heat till light brown in color.
  6. Once the onions are tender, add the tomatoes, oats, turmeric powder, steamed vegetables, peanuts, raisins, salt and sugar.
  7. Stir to combine and finally add rinsed poha and sprinkle little more water. Give the poha a gentle stir until all the ingredients come together.
  8. Turn the heat to low and cover the pan.
  9. Allow the vegetable poha to cook in the steam along with the vegetables.
  10. This will take about 3 to 4 minutes.