Dadpe Pohe (Spiced Beaten Rice)

October 3, 2007 at 11:06 am 23 comments

This is a long pending post; so long that my friend S asked me to post it when I started blogging; and that was more than a year ago!

Dadpe Pohe is one of those dishes which ‘no-one can eat just once’ – Very addictive. I can eat bowls of this when it is made; hope all of you like it too.

S Dadpe Pohe specially for you from this Sudama! J 

poha3.jpg _________________________________________________________ Dadpe Pohe recipe

Serving: 1 person; if you are like me otherwise it serves 2



2 cups/2 Vati(Katori)/2 Handfuls thin Poha (beaten Rice)

1 onion chopped

½ – 1 cup scrapped fresh coconut

1 small piece ginger grated

Salt to taste

½ tsp sugar

3-4 tsp coconut water 

For the tadka (tempering):

A handful of peanuts

4-5 green chillies chopped

4-5 curry leaves torn into pieces

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumene seeds

~3-4 tsp oil 

For garnishing:

Lime Juice

Fresh coriander leaves  

†Microwave the Poha for ~ 1 minute or alternatively roast them till crisp or keep them in hot sun till crisp.

†Cool the Poha and sprinkle the coconut water to make it a little moist. You can alternatively use buttermilk .

†Add the chopped onion, grated ginger, freshly scrapped coconut, salt and sugar , mix nicely and keep aside covered.

†In a pan heat the oil.

†Add the mustard seeds.

†Once they splutter add the cumene seeds.

†Add the peanuts and fry nicely till crispy.

†Add the green chillies and curry leaves.

†Add this tadka/tempering to the Poha.


†Mix nicely and keep it covered for 10-15 minutes. This helps for the Poha to ‘Set’ nicely (all the flavours mingle nicely with the poha) If you are in a hurry you can serve immediately.

†Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and lime juice. 


Entry filed under: coconut, coconut water, coriander leaves, curry leaves, For the little wonders, ginger, green chilli, lime, lime juice, mustard seed, nut, onion, peanut, Quick eats, salt, seed, sugar, sweetener.

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23 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Easyindianfood  |  October 3, 2007 at 11:27 am

    very nice recipe and presentation…
    @ Thank you

  • 2. Simpleindianfood  |  October 3, 2007 at 5:49 am

    very nice recipe and presentation…
    @ Thank you

  • 3. Lakshmi  |  October 3, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    I make this poha sometimes but I do not use ginger here. Rest of the recipe is same. I agree it is very addictive. I can eat it several times…;-)
    @ Lakshmi-Ginger gives it a nice flavour.

  • 4. Raaga  |  October 3, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    looks so easy and yummy… no wonder you can eat bowls of it.
    @ Very easy Raaga and healthy too!

  • 5. lathanarasimhan  |  October 3, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Nice recipe! Tempting pictures too!
    @ Thanks

  • 6. Suganya  |  October 3, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    This is so guilt-free. Peanuts and poha go well together too!
    @ Yes – more reason to eat more!

  • 7. Happy cook  |  October 3, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    Wow even i can eat bowls and bowls of this after seeing your pic
    @ 🙂 thanks

  • 8. Sakshi  |  October 3, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Oh! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!
    I am going to make this today evening itself! Will let you know how it goes.
    @ My Pleasure Madam. 🙂

  • 9. Manasi  |  October 3, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    I love Dadpe pohe!! I have a different version on my blog.
    Very nice photos!!
    @ Thanks Manasi. Yours looks good too. we make that version when we don’t have coconut! 🙂

  • 10. Asha  |  October 3, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    Great snack to eat and lot less cooking!:))
    @ Almost no cooking except the tadka!thanks Asha.

  • 11. Jyothsna  |  October 3, 2007 at 10:24 pm

    Sounds great and quick too!
    @ Yes Jyothsna very very quick and most of the ingredients are usually available.

  • 12. pooja v  |  October 3, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    yayy one of my fav poha dishes. Though we have tempering added to poha for the yellow color. I liked the indi aof useing the cocnut shell as bowl.
    @ Thanks Pooja. Yes many people add turmeric too.

  • 13. ruchii  |  October 3, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Very tasty and beautiful presentation, Madhuli.
    @Thank you Ruchii

  • 14. Tee  |  October 3, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    Excellent presentation! i agree, this surely is a ‘no one can eat just one’ recipes 🙂 We also add turmeric to this, but I like your way too.
    @ Yes many people add turmeric, I like it white just so that the green chillies/coriander and the peanuts all make them very colorful! 🙂

  • 15. TheCooker  |  October 3, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    You are right…serves one person!
    Nice presentation
    @ Thanks TC. yes I can have the whole thing in one go! 🙂

  • 16. remyasash  |  October 4, 2007 at 3:51 am

    sounds great!!! peanut n poha lovely….nice snack indeed.
    @ I love it! 🙂

  • 17. remya  |  October 3, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    sounds great!!! peanut n poha lovely….nice snack indeed.
    @ I love it! 🙂

  • 18. Rajeswari  |  October 4, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    Me too make poha,but in a different way..Yours is very much tempting to make…!!Nice step by step clear pictures you have posted!!Thanx for sharing the recipe!!

  • 19. Sirisha Kilambi  |  October 4, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    wow…Looks delicious….I can almost smell it here 🙂
    @ 🙂 Thanks

  • 20. shubha  |  January 24, 2008 at 6:17 am

    yum yum yum yum… i have no words for this…. it just gets water to my mouth…. will surely try it and let u know…. any suggestions like thi.. quick and fasty for a rainy evening??…something which doesnt need frying…

  • 21. santosh  |  April 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I love this dish.. my mom used to make it for me.. now I am in US and I miss it so much.
    But Thanks to you. Now I can make it myself..

    Thank you very much again

  • […] I have blogged about another version of spicy Poha (Dadpe Pohe) earlier on My Foodcourt […]

  • 23. robotkrishna  |  November 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    hello Food Court
    POHA doesn’t require much liquid .. recipe refers to only a few teaspoons coconut water .. i guess the heat in an enclosed pot expands the rice


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