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 and in freezer . 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 for crispiness.

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


Cup – Measuring cup

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 or Rice flour -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 you haven’t tried before . 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.

What I like about Poha it doesn’t need Cooking and Blend with any vegetables and Spices we add. It soaks up all the Juices from Vegetables and spices and taste good warm or at room temperature.

                     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 : HM

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.  Green Moong upma with White Or RED RICE POHA and Vegetables . 5 ingredients and 15 minutes cooking time in the morning. 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/one pot meal

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.

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/Coconut red rice poha

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. PANEER MASALA POHA . Is a simple and easy recipe to prepare for Lunch Box. Taste good at room temperature , so you can pack for Lunch Box .


10. Roasted Poha with vegetables and Pan fried zucchini for Dinner or Kids Lunch Box. I liked the Roasted Poha than regular because it holds the shape after cooking and soaks up also the Juices fro vegetables and Spices and taste good Warm or at room temperature. Serve this tasty Poha with Pan fried Zucchini . Good Combination for Poha . Cucumber and Celementine.


11.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 : HM

             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 . So it won’t get mushy.

                           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 . 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 


Instant Red Rice   ( Flattened Rice)   Tomato Dosa. Taste good on its own or for Kids serve with Tomato raita.img_3252

  Do you like your Dinner or Lunch or Breakfast ready in 10 + 10 minutes.  Healthy  Pancakes /Uttapam/Dosa for Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner as it is loaded with Veggies and can be  prepared with very minimum  Oil. No need of any Baking soda or Eno . A major benefit of combining beans and grains is the amino acids they provide . Both beans and grains are incomplete proteins meaning they lack some essential amino acids .Together they compliment one another and provides all of the essential amino acids and can take place of high quality animal protein.

                  Red rice Poha ( Flattened rice) is highly nutritious when we add some Protein and vegetables to it. Red rice is the special variety of rice found mostly in southern coastal regions of South America and is a healthier version to regular Poha which doesn’t go excessive processing and has more health benefits like good source of Iron , fiber , Vitamins and Minerals like Calcium , Zinc , maganese and magnesium . But need to soak for sometime so it will be softer. Red rice or Brown rice Poha are considered to be a great meal option for diabetes as it promotes the slow release of Sugar into Blood stream .It also keep you full for longer time and helps you decrease the desire to eat . High in fiber because of Bran and contains Vitamin B6 . This particular vitamin is required to help the development of serotonin , red blood cells helping in the creation of DNA. B6 helps a lot of systems in your body function .It is good for digestive , immune system , nervous system and cardiovascular .Keep Hair healthy , skin , liver and eyes. Foods high in B6 vitamins are Whole grains , Beans , Nuts , Potatoes and Banana . It helps the body make Melatonin which is important in helping regulate our internal clock .  Deficiency of B6 are cracked lips , confusion , inflammed tongue and mouth and depression .B Vitamins play an important role in converting food into energy and helps the body metabolizes fats and proteins.People who eat balanced diet will get the require amount of Vitamin B6 without taking dietary supplements . Source : HM  .

                      Sometimes I take off from Cooking and Prepare Instant Dosa with Vegetables for Dinner . I prepare Raita day before and refrigerate. Mix Flours with Spices . Chop Vegetables and refrigerate. Then my dinner will be ready in 10 Minutes. 

Recipe for 8 Pancakes and 2 Big Dosa ‘s .

Preparation time : 10 Minutes  and Cooking time: 10 Minutes


1. Red rice Poha – 1/2 Measuring Cup or Poha of your choice

2. Chickpea flour ( Besan) – 1/2 cup

3.  Brown Rice flour – 1/4 th Cup or Hand ful ( For crispiness) or White rice flour ( store bought) or SOOJI ( SEMOLINA) – 1/4 th cup 

4. Yogurt ( curd) – 1/2 Cup

5. Water – 1 Measuring Cup

 6. Tomatoes – 2 Chopped

7. Chopped Onions

 8. Grated Carrots , Bell Peppers  and Chopped Green Beans

9. Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves

10 . Salt

11. Rasam Powder or Sambar Powder or Curry Powder – 1/2 tbsp

11. Oil – 2 tbsp

METHOD :img_3250

1. Wash Red rice Poha couple of times and drain out all water. Transfer to a Bowl .

2. To this add Chickpea flour , Rice flour , Curd ( Yogurt) , Salt , Ajwain , Spices and Water. Mix without Lumps .img_3254

3. To this batter add Finely Chopped Vegetables( Tomato , Onion , Carrots and Beans ) and finely chopped Coriander Leaves. The batter must be of spreading consistency . 

4. Heat Pan on Medium Heat  and grease with Oil . Pour a Big spoonful of Batter and spread like Pancakes as shown in the Picture .Drizzle Oil on edges .img_3256img_3255

5. You can prepare small Pancakes or Big Dosa.  You can prepare 7 to 8 Pancakes depending on the size of your Pan .img_3251 .  Cook until light Brown on both sides .

SERVE with Tomato Raita .

RECIPE FOR TOMATO RAITA : Heat a tbsp Oil and splutter Cumin seeds . Then add Chopped tomato ( 1 ) . Season with salt and 1/4 th tbsp Rasam Powder. Once tomatoes are soft ( Cooked ) , Switch off the stove and Cool before adding to Curd ( Yogurt) . To Yogurt ( Curd) add finely chopped Onions and Coriander . Add Cooked tomato . Mix well . Serve with Poha Dosa .


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 : HM 

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  or if you like the sweet taste of sprouted Green moong add at the end and no need to cook.