Indori Poha

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Indori Poha
Poha, a snack made of flattened rice.jpg
Alternative names Indori Pohe-Jalebi (with Jalebi)
Course Snack
Place of origin India
Region or state Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh
Main ingredients rice, chilies, onions, mustard seed and cumin seeds, curry leaves

Indori Poha (Poha of Indore) is a type of flattened (beaten) rice that is likely to have originated in the Indian metropolis of Indore. It contains cooked Poha (flattened rice) and is usually served with a unique combination of Jalebi (called Poha-Jalebi combined), Sev, Usal, sliced onions and funnel seeds.[1][2]


Indori Poha resembles its name from the city of Indore being its place of origin. It is believed that it was created after India's independence (1947). Recipe of Indori Poha though differs from vendors to vendors, generally it comes with a blend of North and Central Indian spices, snacks and namkeen.[3][4]

Indori Poha is mainly sold by vendors all around the city during morning time. It is also available in nearby cities Ujjain, Dewas, Sagar, Dhar, Ratlam and Bhopal and is becoming a very popular cuisine in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.[5]


  1. ^ Saffron Streaks. "Indori poha/Flattened Rice Recipe". Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Poha off menu at Simhastha stations". Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "How to make Indori Poha in 7 steps". wikiHow. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Options for healthy snacking (state-wise)". Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Cook's Hideout - Indori Breakfast". Cook's Hideout. Retrieved May 8, 2016.