Recipe – Green Peas Coconut Poha / Hara Matar Nariyal Poha

Matar Poha
Matar Poha

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2


  • Thin Poha: 1 Cup
  • Green peas: 3/4th Cup
  • Oil: 2 Teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Ginger: finely chopped or crushed, ½ Teaspoon
  • Curry leaves: 3-5
  • Salt: ½ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Black Pepper Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Coconut: Grated coconut, 2 Tablespoon
  • Milk: 2 Tablespoon (Optional)
  • Green chili: finely chopped, ½ Teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice: A few drops
  • Coriander Leaves: finely chopped, 1 tablespoon


  • Wash and drain thin poha in a sieve and keep it aside. If you are using thick poha, soak for 10 minutes and then drain the water.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add Cumin seeds, ginger and curry leaves. Wait till cumin seeds changes color. Around 30-40 seconds.
  • Wash the green peas (Matar).
  • Add washed Peas and green chilis in the pan.
  • Add turmeric and salt. Mix well and cover it with a lid until the peas are almost (85%) cooked.
  • Add the soaked poha, black pepper, coconut and milk. Stir softly, otherwise poha would be mushy.
  • Cover it again for 2 minutes or until poha becomes soft and peas or cooked.
  • Remove the Heat and add coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce, green chutney or Bhujia sev.

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