Mehlli’s Orchard Breakfast

Pohua

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

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    Appears in

    My Bombay Kitchen

    By Niloufer Ichaporia King

    Published 2007

    • About

    Part of the fun of going to our local farmers’ market with our neighbor pals, Bob and Tony, is having breakfast afterward, surrounded by the morning’s spoils. It’s the perfect time for one of my favorite Indian breakfasts, such as pohua. Pohua is the Gujarati word for rice flakes, or rice that has been steamed, pressed, and dried. It’s sold at Indian markets as pohua or poha; select the finer flake variety. It forms the basis for India’s universal junk food, chivda, which is s