3 Instant Red rice Poha Dosa mix powders . 

These Instant Poha ( flattened rice) Dosa ( Pancakes) mix powders will come in handy when you don’t have an  idea what to prepare for Breakfast or if you are looking for new Breakfast recipe you want to try and serve your family . Save the recipe . Will be useful  when you don’t feel like Cooking Lunch or Dinner. Just mix with Water and keep aside for 10 minutes. Mix finely chopped Vegetables or sprinkle on top . For a Complete meal serve these with some Salad and fruits. These powders stay good for months if you store them in Glass containers. I tried 3 combinations and shared in the Post . 

Recipe for 8 Pancakes or 2 Big Dosa’s  Preparation time – 10 minutes and Cooking time – 10 minutes 


First combination : Red rice poha or Poha( Flattened rice)  of your choice  + Chickpea flour+ Sooji ( Semolina) or Rice flour

Second Combination : Red rice Poha + Yellow Moong Dal flour + Semolina( Sooji) or Rice flour 

Third Combination : Red rice Poha + Urad Dal flour + Semolina( Sooji) or Rice flour


1. Red rice Poha or Poha ( Flattened rice) of your choice – 1/2 cup

2. Chickpea flour – 1/2 cup

3. Semolina ( Sooji) – 1/4 th cup

4. Yogurt( curd) – 1/2 cup

5. Water – 1 cup

6. Chopped Onions , Chopped tomatoes – 2 , Grated carrots , Bell pepper

7. Finely chopped Corainder Leaves

8. Salt

9. Chopped Green Chillies , Rasam Powder or Sambar Powder or Curry Powder – 1/2 tbsp

10 . Oil – 1 to 2 tbsp 


1. Wash Red rice Poha or Poha ( Flattened rice ) of your choice 3 to 4 times . Drain out all water and transfer to a Bowl. To this add Semolina( Sooji) , Chickpea flour , Salt , Ajwain ( Optional) , Curry Powder , Curd , Water . Mix without Lumps .

2. Keep aside for 10 Minutes . Meanwhile gather and Chop the vegetables .

3. Heat a Pan on Medium/ Medium high heat . 4. To the batter add Finely chopped Onions, Chopped Tomato , Bell pepper , Grated carrot and finely chopped Corainder.

4. When the Pan is warm enough grease with Oil and try small Pancake .

5. For second Dosa pour a big spoonful of Batter and spread in a Circular motion. Drizzle Oil over the edges. When the bottom is light Brown flip and cook the otherwise.

                                         SERVE WARM .

NOTE: You can prepare 7 to 8 Pancakes if the pan is wide enough .


Ten Kids Lunch Box recipes with  Red rice poha and  for Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner .

I cook Poha ( Flattened rice) atleast 3 to 4 times in a week . Here are Instant Poha recipes that I tried . You can even pack for KIDS LUNCH BOX as they taste good at room temperature.  You can use any Poha of Your choice ( Red rice Poha or White Poha or Brown Rice Poha) . Preparation time for all recipes is 15 minutes Day Before and Cooking time : Less than 15 minutes in the Morning.

                     Red rice Poha is high in fiber because of the bran and effective for weight management and reduction of bad cholesterol .  It keeps you full for longer time and helps to decrease the desire to eat. Red rice is considered  as a great meal option for Diabetics as it promotes slow release of sugar in the blood stream. Contains vitamin B6 . One cup of Red rice can meet 23 percent of Vitamin B6 . B6 helps the body make melatonin which is important in helping regulate internal clock . Getting Vitamin B6 through food is better alternative . B vitamins are important for healthy hair , skin , eyes and liver .Red rice is a special variety of rice found in Southern eastern coastal regions of South America. Good source of Iron . 100 grms of raw red flakes contains 20 grams of Iron. Squeeze juice of lime on Poha as it helps improve Iron absorption. Source : Health Magazines

1.Red rice Poha with Green Moong and vegetables. You are going to like the soft and Sweet taste of Green Moong  with other Ingredients.  You can serve for Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner and even Pack for Kids Lunch Box as it taste good at room temperature. It is a Simple recipe with 5 main Ingredients with a Cooking time of 10 minutes if you do preparation ahead of time.

1. Red rice Poha with Green Moong and Vegetables 

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2. Instant Red rice Poha Tomato Dosa/ Pancakes. Do you like your Dinner or Lunch ready in 10 + 10 minutes. Prepared with everyday Ingredients from Pantry.

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/Instant red rice tomato

3. Red rice Poha( flattened rice) Pancakes . These Pancakes fills you for several hours and can help reduce snacking between meals. Prepare ahead of time as shown in the Picture and refrigerate. It takes less time to Prepare for Breakfast or Lunch ( Cooking time – 10 minutes and Preparation time – 10 to 15 minutes)

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/Red rice Poha

4. Coconut Red rice Poha for LUNCH /DINNER . You feel satisfied eating it as a Meal and won’t snack till Dinner time.

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5. Breakfast Patties or sandwich Patties with Red rice Poha. This is the first time I have used Barley in Breakfast recipes with Red rice Poha and Vegetables. Preparation time: 15 minutes and Cooking time:10 minutes 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/Breakfast patties

6. Black channa  red Poha vada with Tomato Rasam . Rasam vada . 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/10/15/Black channa 

7. No Cooking Lunch with Roasted Poha( flattened rice ) with Sprouts and Vegetables.

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/No cooing lunch

8. Rainbow Poha with Protein and Vegetables. My Kids call it as Rainbow Poha because of all Colorful Vegetables .

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/Rainbow poha

9. Oats Poha Idli with Instant Green squash ( Lauki)  Sambar

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/Instant Oats 

10.Instant Poha Kheer( Dessert)  without reducing Milk and with Nuts Powder . 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/Poha kheer


No Cooking Lunch , 

I like to take break from Cooking at least Once or twice a week . Wednesday is a Pizza Day for Kids in School .So no  need to pack Lunch Boxes for Kids . At the same time I don’t want to cook for myself. Salads to my rescue. I  always have some  Cooked Beans or Sprouts in the refrigerator . Asked husband to bring Puffed rice over the weekend . Instead he bought Roasted Poha( flattened rice) . So I had some grains to add for Salad. Quickly chopped the vegetables and enjoyed for Lunch . It takes time to chew and we will be satisfied with a Bowl of Salad and won’t be hungry till Dinner. Along with it I had a Dessert , that I prepared over the  Weekend( Ladoo) . This week  I shared Oats Ladoo . You can find recipe in my Blog. Here is the Simple recipe with every day Ingredients from your Pantry.

Recipe for 2 .

Time taken : 15 minutes


1 Cup – Measuring Cup

1. Moong Sprouts – 1 Cup

2. Roasted  red rice Poha ( Flattened rice) of your Choice ( White, Brown or Red)

3. Salad Cucumber –  One Peeled and diced and Grated Carrot .

4. Roma tomatoes or Tomatoes  of your choice – 2 ( Chopped)

5. Onion – 1 medium ( Chopped)

6. Green Bell Pepper

7. Juice of Lime – Half

8. Finely chopped Coriander and Mint Leaves

9. Chopped Cabbage

10 . Juice of Lime

11. Spices – Red chilli powder , Roasted Cumin powder, Freshly ground Black pepper , Mixed Herbs, Chaat masala and Salt

12. Roasted  Mixed Nuts of your choice ( Peanuts or Cashews or Walnuts or Pistachio’s )

13. Sesame Oil – 1 tbsp


1. Mix Onions, Chopped Cucumber , Tomatoes, Cabbage , Bell pepper , Sprouts in a bowl .  

2. Add Salt , Red chilli Powder, Cumin powder, Chaat masala , Black Pepper and Mixed herbs. Add Sesame Oil . Squeeze juice of Oil .

3. Mix well . Check for Salt and Spices and add accordingly .

4. Add Roasted Poha ( flattened rice) and Mixed Nuts .

5 Finally add Chopped Coriander , Mint Leaves and Mixed herbs . 

ENJOY for Lunch, any day of the Week.


Red rice Poha  with green Moong for Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner/Kids Lunch Box

is a One pot meal prepared with Red rice Poha , Green Moong and Vegetables. It is quick meal to prepare  if you have Cooked Green Moong . Don’t over cook the Green Moong , otherwise it will get mushy . If you are planning for next  day meal , cook day before and refrigerate . We like Green Moong in Curries, Pancakes ,Dosa and in Salads as sprouts. The cooked Green Moong adds nice sweet taste along with Spicy bite from Green Cillies and Ginger. At the end you can squeeze Juice of Lime or add Grated raw mango as Mangoes are in season. No need of side if you add Vegetables. 

Red rice is the special variety of rice found mostly in southern eastern coastal regions of South America. High in fiber because of the bran and contains Vitamin B6. One serving of Red rice can meet 23 percent of Vitamin B6.  Vitamin B6 helps the body make melatonin which is important in helping regulate internal clock .Getting Vitamin B6 through food is better alternative. B vitamins are important for healthy hair , skin , eyes and liver. B complex vitamins play an important role in converting food into energy and helps body metabolize fats and protein. High in fiber making them effective for weight management and reduction of bad cholesterol . Red rice is considered as a great meal option for Diabetics as it promotes slow release of sugar in the blood stream . Good source of Iron . 100 grams of raw Red flakes contains 20 grams of Iron . Squeeze juice of Lime on Poha as it helps improve Iron absorption. It also keeps you full for longer time and helps you decrease the desire to eat. Source : Health magazines.

             Here is Simple recipe with 5 main Ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to Cook if you do the preparation ahead of time. 

You can even pack for Kids Lunch Box along with Cheese stick , Fruit and Crackers.


1. Red rice Poha or Poha( flattened rice) of your Choice – 1 Measuring cup

2. Cooked Green Moong – One measuring cup ( Raw – 1/2 Cup)

3. Vegetables – Onions , Green Beans and Carrots .

4. Green Chillies – 2 ( Mild or Zero spicy ) -2 and Chopped Ginger

5. Curry Leaves and Chopped Coriander

6. Juice of Lime – 1/2 or Grated raw mango

7. Oil – 2 tbsp

8. Salt and Turmeric – /14 th tbsp , Curry powder or Rasam Powder or Sambar powder and Puligore Powder 

9. Cumin seeds , Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp , Urad dal – 1 tbsp , Channa dal – 1 tbsp , Red chilli – 2

10 .Pistachio’s – Handful ( Optional)


1. Soak Green Moong whole night . Next day morning wash and Pressure cook with very little water , Salt for One or two  Whistles. You can use immediately or refrigerate and use for next day Cooking .

Wash Red rice poha for 3 to 4 times. No need to Soak .

2. Chop Vegetables , Green chillies , Ginger and Grate raw mango .

3. Heat 2 tbsp Oil and add Channa Dal followed by Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Urad dal , Red chillies , Curry leaves , Chopped green chillies , ginger and Onions. Once Onions are light brown add Green Beans , Carrots . Season with salt. Cover and Cook until Vegetables are soft .

4. Once Vegetables are soft add Cooked Green Moong , Washed red rice Poha , Rasam powder and Puligore Powder or Curry Powder. Mix gently .

5. Squeeze juice of Lime or Grated raw mango and Chopped Coriander. Check for salt and spices and add accordingly. Add handful of Pistachio’s .

              SERVE for BREAKFAST / LUNCH/ DINNER or Pack for Kids Lunch Box 


Coconut Red rice Poha ( Flattened Rice) imagewith Vegetables, Roasted Peanuts or Whole Green Moong sprouts  and Spices for Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner / Kids Lunch Box .

Coconut Red rice Poha is a very simple recipe which doesn’t require any Cooking of rice . Just wash Poha 3 to 4 times and leave aside for 10 Minutes and finish all the Chopping and, grating Vegetables. Gather all your spices and Seasoning. If you want to pack for Kids Lunch Box, chop and grate Vegetables the day before and refrigerate. It is light recipe for Breakfast/ Lunch / dinner. When compared to white Poha flakes Red rice Poha has more Iron content( Contains 20 grams of Iron in every 100 grams raw rice flakes ) and it is a Whole grain including the germ , barn and endosperm . Squeeze Juice of Lime for Iron absorption . Add vegetables to make it a complete meal and Peanuts for Protein . Red rice Poha is considered as a great meal option for Diabetics as it promotes slow release of sugar into blood stream. Cabbage is a good source of Vitamin E . It keeps the skin , eyes and Hair healthy . Promotes good eye health and delay the cataract formation. Good source of minerals like Calcium . Magnesium and Potassium , the three essential minerals which helps in osteoporosis. Peanuts not only add crunch and Protein but frequent nut consumption is related to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease .The combination of vegetables with peanuts , Sweetness from Coconut , Spicy touch from Green chillies and ginger is a luscious combination and can be prepared in very little time . The goodness about this recipe is that it will take time to chew and you will be satisfied eating it as a meal .

Source : Health Magazines

Recipe for 3 People .

Preparation time : 15 minutes and Cooking time : 15 minutes


1. Red Rice Poha ( Flattened Rice)  – 1 Measuring Cup

2. Finely Chopped Cabbage – 2 Measuring Cups and Chopped Green Beans – 1 Cup

3. Grated Baby Carrots – 20

4. Roasted Peanuts – 2 Handfuls or Whole Green Moong Sprouts – 1/2 Cup

5. Dry or Fresh Coconut – Handful

6.  Chopped Green Chillies – 3 ( Mild Spicy)

7. Ginger – 3 tbsp.( Chopped)

8. Curry Leaves and Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves

9. Salt

10 . Oil – 2 tbsp

11. Seasoning – Channa Dal – 2 tbsp. , Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp. , Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp.

12. Juice of Lime – Half  


1. Wash Flattened rice( Poha) 3 to 4 times and keep aside for 10 minutes .

2. Heat Oil and fry Channa Dal . When Channa Dal is half fried add Mustard seeds , Cumin seeds followed by finely chopped Cabbage and Green Beans ( Green Moong Sprouts or roasted Peanuts) .

3 . Don’t season the Vegetables with Salt . Cook Uncovered , so they will be little crunchy.

4. Once Cabbage is Cooked , Switch off the stove and add flattened rice( Poha) , roasted Peanuts , Coconut , Chopped Green chillies , Ginger , Curry Leaves , Grated Carrot . Season with Salt .

5. Mix gently . Add One more tbsp. Oilif needed  . Check for Salt and Spices and adjust accordingly . Garnish with finely chopped Coriander Leaves . Squeeze Juice of Lime .

Note : If you want to add Sprouts instead of Roasted Peanuts , Saute along with Cabbage  and Green Beans .



IQUCIK Morning Breakfast for Kids img_0307Breakfast Patties or Sandwich Patties.

Eating balanced breakfast will ensure your body function normally throughout the day. For Healthy development and growth of Kids they need a balance diet which includes Complex Carbohydrates , Good fats , Protein , Fruits and Vegetables .

In today’s recipe Breakfast patties , they are 5 main Ingredients Mixed beans, Spinach , Potato , Bell Peppers , Red rice poha( Flattened rice ) and Barley . This is the first time I have used Barley in breakfast recipes. One of the grains with great Health Benefits and whole grains are important source of Dietary Fiber. Barley is high in fiber and lowers Cholestrol  and can be used in Soups , Stews and Breakfast recipes. The interesting thing that I learned about Barley is that the fiber provides food for the beneficial bacteria in large intestine and crowd out disease causing bacteria and helps in strong Healthy digestive tract . Vitamin C content is very high which strengthens immune system and reduces the chance of Cold and Flu.

Protein is essential in a child’s diet whose bodies are still developing and the requirement will be determined by their age and weight .Make Protein part of every meal because it is not stored like fat beginning with Breakfast .It takes longer to digest and keep them fuller. Even distribution of protein throughout the day is linked to Chronic disease prevention , Bone Health and keep Muscles strong.

Red rice is the special variety of rice found mostly in the Southern eastern Coastal regions of South America . High in fiber because of barn and good Source of Vitamin B6. Completely fat free and help you decrease  the desire to eat and may cause you to feel fuller for really longer time.

Cooking Spinach actually increases its Health Benefits because the body cannot completely break down the nutrients in raw Spinach . Good for digestion and protects the mucus lining of the stomach , so that you can stay free from Ulcers . Cooked Spinach is more nutritious than raw Spinach and it flushes out toxins from Colon . There is a Compound in Spinach called Oxalic acid which breaks the absorption of Calcium and Iron. An easy way to solve the problem is to pair Spinach with food high in Vitamin C like Bell Peppers . Another way to reduce the Power of Oxalic acid is to boil the Spinach leaves for at least 2 Minutes .

Potatoes are excellent source of Vitamin B6 a vitamin which is essential for the formation of almost every new cell in the body. Potatoes are incredibly Healthy food with Vitamins and Minerals .Potatoes are fat free when Cooked or Baked ( Not fried) and packed with dietary fiber. The fiber in Potatoes is mostly in their skin . So don’t peel and consume with both skin and flesh .

Source : Health magazines .

Recipe for 12 Patties . img_0304

Preparation time : 15 Minutes ( Prepare  Night Before  as shown in the Picture and refrigerate ) img_0302

Cooking Time : 10 Minutes ( Morning)img_0308


1. Mixed Beans ( Chickpeas , Black eyed Beans , Navy Beans and Yellow Peas)  –  1/2 Cup raw or 1 Cup ( Cooked)

2. Barley – Handful

3. Potatoes – 3 ( Boiled)

4. Red rice Poha – 1/4 th Cup

5. Spinach – 2 Handfuls ( Chopped) 

6. Color Bell Peppers – 1/2 Cup ( Chopped)

7. Curry Powder – 1 tbsp.

8. Salt as per taste

9. Ajwain – 1/2 tbsp.

10 . Green Chillies -2

11. Oil – 2 tbsp. for frying Patties

METHOD :img_0302

1. Soak Mixed beans overnight  or during day for 5 to 6 hours . Pressure Cook in the Morning with little , water and Potatoes . Once Pressure Comes down transfer Beans to a Bowl . Cool them and grind with 2  Green Chillies .  As shown in the Picture store Mixed Beans , Chopped Spinach , Chopped Bell Peppers ,  red rice Poha and Boiled and Mashed Potato .

2 .  Morning  Mix everything with little salt , Ajwain , Curry powder . Check for salt and adjust .img_0301

3. Divide into 12 equal Portions . Grease your hand with little Oil and shape them into Balls and Flatten them into Patties .img_0308

4. Heat pan and Grease with Oil and Panfry  6 Patties depending on the size of your Pan . img_0309For 4 to 5 Minutes on each side till Golden Brown . Cook on Medium flame. 

5. SERVE them for Breakfast or Snack or Sandwich Patties .