Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Chirer Pulao (Flattened Rice/Poha)

One of the most favorite Indian Breakfast is Poha/Flattened Rice or Chirer Pulao as we Bongs call it. It’s prepared in almost all the Indian states but is influenced by the cuisine of the particular region. Its delicious, healthy and filling…try out this super dish Bong Style in your kitchen…

Chirer Pulao

Chirer Pulao

Chirer Pulao



  • 300 gms Flattened rice/ Chire/ Poha
  • 2 medium sized potatoes cut in small dices
  • Cauliflower florets (1/2 of a big cauliflower)
  • 250 gms peas peeled and boiled with a pinch of salt
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 4 slit green chillies
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • A fistful of salted peanuts
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 9-10 curry leaves
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • White oil as per requirement

Chirer Pulao


Heat oil in a skillet/nonstick karahi and throw in the whole garam masalas, curry leaves and the slit green chillies. Wait for the splutter, now add the onions and fry till translucent. Add the cauliflower florets and potatoes and fry well till the florets and potatoes take a golden brown hue. Now add salt sugar and turmeric…keep stirring. Add the boiled peas and peanuts. Wash the poha well in a perforated container, drain the water and add. Lower the heat and stir well for another 5 minutes and check the seasonings. Your delectable breakfast is ready…

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