• Rashmi Gharat

Maharashtrian Dadpe Pohe

Updated: Jun 14


Delicious Maharashtrian Dadpe Pohe

One of the easiest authentic, traditional Maharashtrian dish that doesn’t require any cooking at all; you just need to mix few ingredients and temper in the end and voilà delicious Dadpe Pohe are ready!


Quick video of Dadpe Pohe:


Perfect for healthy early morning breakfast or a quick snack when you are in a hurry and don’t have time to cook.


"Thin Poha is a must"

As there is no cooking involved and no moisture added in any form, you must make sure that you are using only thin flattened rice (thin poha) for this recipe, as thick poha (thick flattened rice) won’t work and dish will become very dry and unpleasant to eat.

Delicious Dadpe Pohe with peanuts in a bowl

Onions and Coconut

Onions and coconut are only two other main ingredients needed for this dish. Make sure you chop onions finely as large pieces of onion won’t taste good and might give sudden spicy hint to the dish as they will be raw and not cooked.


For this dish salt and onions are mixed with fingers whilst applying slight pressure and then allowed to rest for 5 mins. This process softens the onions and creates some moisture which helps in soaking thin flattened rice (thin poha) later on in the process.

Dadpe Pohe key ingredients including flattened rice flakes

Coconut is very popular in Maharashtrian cooking. Scraped coconut is added in equal quantity as onions and it really lifts this dish up.


Enhance the flavour

Dadpe Pohe ready to eat

Cilantro (coriander) and lemon juice enhance the flavour of Dadpe Pohe. Without these two ingredients Dadpe Pohe won’t taste the same. Besides, lemon juice provides much needed extra moisture to this dish.


Mix gently

As thin flattened rice (thin poha) is used in this dish, each time you mix it with other ingredients, remember to do it gently or else they will start breaking and forming a lump.

"It’s all about tempering"

This dish is all about tempering; the flavours and aroma that are absorbed from tempering into the flattened rice (poha) is what makes this dish so special.

Let mustard seeds splutter before adding peanuts so that their full flavour is released. Fry the peanuts till they turn golden, so that they will have a crunchy texture whilst eating. Adding asafoetida is completely optional as some people do not like its smell. You can omit it if you don’t like it.

Simple to make Dadpe Pohe but looks fab

Green chilli is what makes this dish spicy. So, you can add as many or as little green chillies as you prefer according to your taste.


The most important part and the essence of this dish is covering as soon as you add the tempering to the flattened rice (poha) mix and letting it rest for 5 mins. When you cover flattened rice (poha) mix after tempering all the aroma of tempering gets absorbed in all the ingredients and makes it really flavourful.


finished Dadpe Pohe with peanuts ready to eat

So easy to make

Try out this quick and easy breakfast / snack that’s healthy too. If you reduce the number of chillies, then this will be perfect for kids too and they will also love it in their tiffin.


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Recipe Card for Dadpe Pohe


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