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Poha, a snack made of flattened rice.jpg
Alternative namesPoha (Indore)
Place of originIndia
Region or stateMaharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka and Gujarat
Main ingredientsrice, chilies, onions, mustard seed and cumin seeds, curry leaves

Poha is an Indian dish prepared in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telengana, Karnataka and Gujarat.[1] Indori pohay tends to be spicy. Poha Originated from Maharashta (Called Kanda Poha). It is also often served with an extremely spicy curry, locally called 'usal'. Pohay with tarri is a relished dish in the Maharashtra state. Pohay is made of processed flattened rice, roasted with chilies, onions, mustard and cumin seeds and curry leaves (called Kadi-patta). It is a high carbohydrate, low fat, quick meal that can be made in minutes.[2] Pohay is easily available in most tea shops (amrutul-lyas) and other restaurants.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2012-06-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ How to make Maharashtra style Onion Poha Recipe. Retrieved 30-12-2018
  3. ^ Tari Pohay is a famous variety in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Recipe for Pohay