Peanut & potato flattened rice

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

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Pimp My Rice: Over 100 inspirational rice recipes from around the world

By Nisha Katona

Published 2017

  • About

Flattened rice is a popular Indian ingredient known as pauwa or poha. The Indians love a long-life ingredient. These flat dry grains just need to be rehydrated and they are ready to go – rice in another guise. This dish is also the go-to breakfast of Maharashtra, served with a good sweet Indian tea.


  • 250 g/9 oz/ cups rice flakes (pauwa in Asian stores)
  • 5


First, create the masala spice paste by blitzing the ingredients in a blender or pounding with a mortar and pestle. You want a smooth paste.

Soak the rice flakes in enough warm water to cover them for 1 minute, then drain immediately.

In a large frying pan or wok, heat the oil over a medium heat. Drop in the cumin seeds and wait for them to sizzle and turn brown. Add the mustard