Poha made of flattened rice is a comparatively light local breakfast.
Compared to most other Maharashtrian breakfast snacks, poha is a relatively light dish made out of flattened, processed rice, roasted with chilies, onions, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves and topped with a squeeze of lime. Some poha recipes add sugar to the seasoning as well.
The soft tanginess of the lime gives the otherwise dryly flavored dish just the right kick and moisture to balance it out.
It is quick to prepare and easy to digest.
There is a variety of pohas, from the classic onion to the hearty potato or a fresh and aromatic coconut poha.
Like misal, poha is also found in most Maharashtrian restaurants and teashops. It is the perfect accompaniment to your morning chai and newspaper.