How to make Dal Poha -

Moong dal and pressed rice cooked with onion and masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) (मूंगदाल धुली), Pressed rice (poha) (पोहा)

Cuisine : Madhya Pradesh

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dal Poha

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Madhya Pradesh is a foodie’s paradise when it comes to traditional cuisine which is rich.  All the delicacies are sure to suit your palette. Madhya Pradesh cuisine comprises of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes which are eaten and savoured by all. The cuisine of Madhya Pradesh is as varied as its people, its history and its culture.
The traditional food in Madhya Pradesh differs from region to region. In Bhopal, which has a strong Muslim influence, one can eat food that is rich in spices and is famous for its kebabs, Biryani, korma, keema, etc. It is famous for its fish and meat delicacies too. While in Indore and Gwalior you will find many milk based food products.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Poha Recipe

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked and boiled 1 cup

  • Pressed rice (poha) soaked 1 cup

  • Oil 1/2 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Curry leaves 5-7

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar a pinch

  • Fresh coriander chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them splutter.

Step 2

Add green chilli and curry leaves and saute for half a minute.

Step 3

Add onions, turmeric powder and sauté for half a minute.

Step 4

Add green gram and mix well and saute for two minutes.

Step 5

Add poha and mix well and cook till heated through.

Step 6

Add salt and sugar and mix well.

Step 7

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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