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Easy Poha (Beaten Rice) Recipes

Updated on October 23, 2012
Recipes made with Poha, also known as Beaten or Flattened rice
Recipes made with Poha, also known as Beaten or Flattened rice

Beaten Rice Recipes

We Indians make a lot of dishes using Poha or Beaten rice which can be served for Breakfast or given as an evening snack. Especially when you have kids at home who need variety, these poha dishes are easy to make and tastes great.

Are you wondering what to make with beaten or flattened rice? Given below are recipes of Poha Idli and Batata Poha . Both are my favorite beaten rice dishes and I hope you would enjoy them too.

Poha Idli Recipe

Given below is the ingredients and method of preparation of Poha Idli.


  • 1 Cup Rice Semolina (Idli Rawa)
  • 1/4 Cup Beaten Rice
  • 1/4 Cup split Black Gram or Urad
  • Salt
  • Oil

Method of Preparation

Soak Rice semolina, Beaten Rice in one container and Urad Dal in another for 2-3 hours. Make a fine paste of Urad Dal adding little water in a blender. Once ready keep aside. Now make a fine paste of the rice semolina and beaten rice in the blender and add it to the urad paste. Add salt and mix well. Keep the mixture aside for 6-8 hours for fermentation. Once ready grease the idli plates using oil and use the batter to make idlis. Steam the batter for 5-10 minutes. Remove from molds and serve hot with Chutney.

Aloo Poha Recipe

Given below is the ingredients and method of preparation of Aloo Poha.


2 Cups Beaten Rice

2 medium potatoes boiled and cut into pieces

1 medium onion finely chopped

2 green chilies chopped

½ teaspoon mustard seeds

¼ tsp Turmeric Powder

2 tsp sugar

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp oil

Chopped Coriander Leaves


Method of Preparation

Wash the poha and drain well. Keep aside for 10-15 minutes. Now heal oil in a wok and splutter the mustard seeds. Once done add chopped onion and green chilies till the onion turns translucent. Add potato pieces, turmeric powder, sugar and salt and mix well. Sprinkle some water on top and sauté for 4-5 minutes. Remove from flame. Add lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Serve hot.

4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Easy Beaten Rice Recipes

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