Poha khichdi / Aval upma / Aval khichdi / poha kichadi

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Poha khichdi is one of the healthy and easy breakfast that takes only 10 minutes to prepare if everything is ready. You can also have it as a evening snacks for school going kids.

poha khichdi / Aval kichadi


Serves 2 to 3

      • 1 cup – Poha / Aval / Flattened rice (thick variety)
      • 1 small – Potato
      • 2 to 3 tbsp – Peanuts
      • 1/2 tsp – Ginger chopped
      • 1 or 2 no’s – Green chillies (chopped)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds / jeera
      • 1 tbsp – Coriander leaves chopped
      • Pinch of sugar
      • Salt to taste
      • 2 tsp – Oil or ghee

poha khichdi / Aval kichadi

Preparation method:

  1. Heat a pan, dry roast the peanuts until they are well roasted. Once cooled, crush them well with your hands to remove the skin. Grind it to a coarse powder in a mortar-pestle or in a dry grinder, Set it aside.
  2. Cook potatoes in a sauce pan with enough water or microwave it until well cooked. Allow them to cool and chop them into small cubes, set it aside.
  3. Wash poha for 2 times and drain it in a colander. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat oil / ghee in a pan, season with cumin seeds, green chillies and chopped ginger, saute for few seconds. Followed by chopped potatoes and turmeric powder, saute until potatoes are slightly brown.
  5. Now add soaked poha, required salt and sugar, mix well everything gently without mashing poha. Cover with lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until poha is well cooked. Do not over cook.
  6. Finally garnish with coriander leaves, crushed peanuts, and lemon juice (optional), serve hot.

poha khichdi / Aval kichadi

poha khichdi / Aval kichadi

poha khichdi / Aval kichadi


  • Do not over cook poha, as it will break and spoil the texture of the khichdi.
  • If you prefer you may add little grated coconut to garnish the khichdi.

poha khichdi / Aval kichadi


  1. Easy to make and yummy to have as breakfast or tea time snack 😊

    1. Yes it is. You can have it during fasting too.


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