How to make Corn Poha -

Twist to the popular poha recipe with the addition of boiled corn kernels

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sweet corn kernels (स्वीट कॉर्न के दाने), Pressed rice (poha) (पोहा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Corn Poha

Corn Poha Recipe Card


Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Corn Poha Recipe

  • Sweet corn kernels 1 cup

  • Pressed rice (poha) 1 1/4 cups

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 5-6 + to garnish

  • Green chillies 3

  • Oil 1 -2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Sugar a pinch


Step 1

Boil sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan, add corn kernels and cook them for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Chop onions. Chop coriander leaves. Chop green chillies roughly. Put the pressed rice in a sieve, pour water over it and wash it thoroughly. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Drain the sweet corn kernels and set aside.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let then splutter. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida, curry leaves, green chillies and onions, mix everything well. Add salt, mix well, cover and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Reduce heat, add turmeric powder, sugar and corn kernels and mix well.

Step 6

Add pressed rice and coriander leaves and mix. Sprinkle some water on top, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with a coriander sprig and serve hot.

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