Chicken Poha


Hello and welcome dear friends to my site again. Today I was reading a women’s magazine and I saw a contest open for ladies which was to make something out of two very dissimilar ingredients, chicken, and beaten rice or poha. I started thinking and after a while, I finally decided to combine both of the ingredients to come up with a flavorful, wholesome and tasty treat of Poha Biryani or Chicken Poha. I decided to make it and judge it myself and then I sent the recipe to the contest. The dish is quite creative and tastes good too. So, whether or not I win the competition, I decided to share it with you all, as I want to share every creative, unique and new recipe with you all. So let’s start with its making—


  1. ChickenĀ  -250 gms
  2. Beaten Rice or Poha -250 gms
  3. Onions -3
  4. Green Chillies -2
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste -1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Chicken Masala – 1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp
  11. Salt -According to taste
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  14. Cumin – 1 tsp
  15. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp
  16. Dry Fruits(Raisins and cashews) – 4 each
  17. Chopped Cilantro – A handful(for garnishing)


Step 1

IMG-5262Wash the chicken. Chop the onions, green chilies, and cilantro. Take a kadhai and add some vegetable oil into it. Next, splutter in some cumin. When it crackles, add the chopped onions and fry till half-browned. Then add ginger-garlic paste and fry again. Next add the red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chicken masala,garam masala and tomato puree and fry for five minutes.

Step 2

IMG-5261.JPGWhen the masalas get fried and start leaving the edges, add enough water to let the chicken get cooked. Cover and simmer on a low flame.When the chicken is sauteed and gravy has thickened add the beaten rice and dry fruits and fry for two minutes. You can sprinkle some water over the poha so that it does not start sticking to the edges. Fry well. Garnish it with cilantro but it is purely optional.

Our Chicken Poha is done. Serve it in the main course along with curd and salads of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!


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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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