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Also Known As : Chewda, Sira, Beaten rice, White poha


Taste Profile

It has similar taste to rice.

Usage Tips

  1. Poha can be used to make both sweet and savoury snacks.
  2. It can be cooked by adding onions, tomatoes, cilantro, turmeric and mustard seeds.
  3. It can also be used to make creamy puddings and savoury baked goods.
  4. It can be mixed with milk or yogurt and fruits.

Common names and forms

  1. Avalakki
  2. Beaten Rice
  3. Flattened Rice
  4. Poha (Flattened Rice)
  5. Poha (Rice Flakes)
  6. Pressed Rice
  7. Rice Flakes
  8. Soaked poha
  9. White Poha


Poha is a form of white rice that is light, flat and greyish white in colour. The rice is parboiled, rolled, flattened and then dried to make flakes. It has uneven edges and rough texture.

Health benefits

  • Poha is a good probiotic food which is beneficial for gut health.(1)
  • It is a good source of healthy carbohydrates also which provides energy to the body.(1)

Selection Guide

When buying poha, make sure the flakes are not broken and it is not too powdery.

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