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Green Chilli Poha (Olli Mirsangi Phovu)

Poha is one of the main items of Konkani breakfast/snack. Depennding upon individual taste there are many varieties in it. There are some types on this blog – kalayil phovu, jeere kalayil phovu. The one with green chillies is another very popular type. These pohas are not heated, they are just mixed with hand. So thin poha is most suitable for these.

Some people do not add sugar and hence diabetics can also enjoy it. But many people like it when sugar is added. When my children were small, we used to make two batches, one with sugar for them and another without sugar for all the elders at home.

1 cup thin phoha
1/2 cup grated coconut(fresh/frozen)
2 tea spn green chilli pieces
1 tea spn ginger pieces
1 tea spn sugar (optional)

Crush the green chilli pieces and ginger pieces finely with salt using your fingers.Mix it with grated coconut. Add sugar over this, mix. Add poha to this mixture and mix well. Sprinkle a handful of water and mix well (do not add too much water). Serve immidiately .You can eat it with sev or any spicy mixture or on its own.

Serves : 1-2
Preparation time : 10mins


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  • nirupama October 27, 2010, 6:01 am

    This is really nice shilpa, will it not have the raw smell if not sauted?

    • Shilpa October 27, 2010, 8:14 am

      No it won’t. That is why the thin poha is used and ginger, coconut give a flavor to it

  • Veena October 27, 2010, 6:06 am

    You brought back memories of breakfast when I was a child. I haven’t eaten this in a loong time. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Dr.Sameena October 27, 2010, 8:19 am


    The poha looks inviting…:)



  • sanjeeta kk October 27, 2010, 8:44 am

    I normally use the thin variety for making mixture, but this gives a chance to use it as an interesting Poha. Thanks for sharing.

  • Priya October 27, 2010, 10:32 am

    Easy and quick poha looks awesome..

  • SS October 27, 2010, 1:14 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!easy and quick recipe for breakfast,thank you very much for sharing with us

  • shankari October 27, 2010, 1:32 pm

    This is interesting recipe. We make it with freshly grated coconut, sugar & cardamom

  • Preeti October 27, 2010, 2:46 pm

    Wow! This looks tempting. I remember preparing dadpe pohe in a similar fashion. Thanks for posting this and helping me recall this dish which is my favourite since childhood.

  • norma October 27, 2010, 2:53 pm

    I learned something new today. Thank you!

  • lata October 27, 2010, 5:25 pm

    such an easy recipe .. but ginger cut maadi haakidre thinnuvaaga baayige siguthe alva …. nange raw ginger thindu abhyasa illa. ginger haakade maadbahuda? do let me know, wanna give it a try.

    • Shilpa October 28, 2010, 8:14 am

      Yes, you can make without ginger, but ginger gives a very nice aroma to it

  • Arun Shanbhag October 27, 2010, 9:38 pm

    I <3 poha!
    This, I can make

    • Shilpa October 28, 2010, 8:19 am

      I thought about you when aayi posted this :). All Konkani men love these pohas :)

  • Shivani October 28, 2010, 12:28 am

    My old memories, love to have poha for my breakfast, thanks for sharing :)

  • Akshtha October 28, 2010, 6:43 am

    Poha Opkari this is also the best breakfast i used to have which my mom made

  • Gauri Gharpure October 28, 2010, 6:53 am

    very interesting and so quick! we add a little curd with green chillies, and don’t use ginger.

  • sabitha shenoy October 28, 2010, 7:08 am

    Varadmayi, You reminded me of my childhood days with this phovu. We call this “alle phovu” or “kallya phovu” in Mangalore. This is served in the temple on the last day of the Bhajana Saptaha. During the saptaha, the kallayilo godu phovu/lhayi used to be served. on the last day this “tikso midso” phovu really tastes very nice.Thanks for the nice presentation.

  • Prasad Prabhu October 28, 2010, 10:15 am

    This is my all time fav, i really love

  • Rajani October 29, 2010, 12:53 am

    This is a new way of making poha for me ,thanks for recipe.A neighbour once mentioned using tender coconut water to moisten the poha do you do it that way too?

    • Shilpa October 29, 2010, 8:40 am

      No, haven’t tried it.

  • Sharayu October 29, 2010, 9:20 am

    In mumbai, we call it ‘Dadape Pohe’. Its easy to make breakfast

  • Shivani November 3, 2010, 11:33 pm

    this recipe reminded me the old memories of ‘ dadpe pohe’

  • jojo January 14, 2011, 10:18 pm

    i tried. And must say that it tasted awesome. Its so simple to make. thanks

  • pori January 26, 2011, 10:54 am

    hey ur konkani receipes very help full our teenager. so i enguarge u .i have some receipe list plz show to do how to cook some receipes vegitable kute, patrode, some konkani spl veg podi’s like batate podi , dudde podi, bendi podi ,pagilache podi, paravalache podi, tendali podi, savrsambara panache podi, vali panna podi, navalakonache podi,vainganache podi,alabe podi, losani podi,masakasangi pulache vade, cabege vade. dali toya, ayeele ambli lonche, waVAAAAAAAAA VERY VERY YUMMY AYEE RECEIPES.

    • Shilpa January 26, 2011, 12:58 pm

      Most of these recipes are already on site

  • Rajesh January 28, 2011, 10:54 pm

    I recently shifted to new city and have left my family behind. I like your reciepe, tried pohvu but found that i didnot have either green chilles or coconut so added red chilli flakes.. well turned out decent.. We can garnish it with coriander leaves… I love that when my wife does prepares it this way..

  • Chitra April 12, 2011, 12:05 am

    This can become tastier if you add onions. We first mix onions green chilly,ginger,salt & sugar well then addd thin poha. Try it it becomes tastier (you have to like raw onion)

  • Dolorosa Fernandes June 20, 2011, 8:03 am

    This is very easy n good i tried it n today iam going to do again. nice evening snack without oil iam always on your site i like your recipes Thank a lot.

  • Sapna September 2, 2011, 10:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Brought back some old memories. Here in Dharwad this style of poha preparation is called “Mangalooru avalakki”. Am going to kitchen right away and preparing it :)

  • rajeshree nayak February 23, 2012, 2:20 am

    This has brought my childhood memoris for me .When my father would prepare this sometimes for us in the evenings. Literally
    tears are running down my cheeks when I am typing this as my parents are no more.

  • Amogh Nayak August 5, 2012, 8:42 pm

    This is one of my favorite. Whenever I am in hurry, I prefer this its easy to do and quick. I am glad other people also like it. :). and Shilpa this blog is very nice. Keep it up…

  • arun kamat August 22, 2012, 1:23 am

    Shilpa, instead of using normal water try with coconut water, It will come out better. You are doing a great job and I take immense pleasure in going through your recipes.

  • abhishek August 16, 2014, 2:23 pm

    If one want to deliver it somewhere…will it be feasible fr ths poha..

    • Shilpa August 16, 2014, 8:08 pm

      It will stay good for few hours

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