Quick Cucumber Poha

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Poha is a very common dish in most Indian homes. It is super easy to prepare & is really hard to screw up on. When I was new to cooking, I never could prepare it properly, I would always end up over soaking Poha & it would end up turning out to be very soggy.
I once went over to my cousin's place, and my aunt had prepared this version of Poha which I really liked. She had used the thin variety poha, which meant NO soaking in water. I was really thrilled at this because, now it meant that I too could prepare Poha without worrying about it becoming soggy.
The best part about this snack is very light & since coconut is not used, its good for weight watchers too.
Here it is:

Preparation Time: 15 mins


  1. 2 cups poha - thin variety
  2. 1 onion - finely chopped
  3. 1 tomato - finely chopped
  4. 3 green chillies low/medium spiced - finely chopped
  5. 1 1/2 cups cucumber - finely chopped
  6. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  7. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  8. A pinch of turmeric
  9. Salt as per taste
  10. A pinch of sugar
  11. Cilantro - finely chopped
  12. Oil


  • Heat oil in a large pan, Add mustard & cumin seeds
  • Once the seeds splutter, add chopped green chillies
  • Add a pinch of turmeric
  • Add onions & saute till it turns transparent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cucumber & Poha
  • Add a pinch of sugar & salt as per taste
  • Mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro

Enjoi !!!

NOTE: DO NOT add water as there is enough water from cucumber & tomatoes to make it a little soggy

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