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


36 thoughts on “Green Chilli Poha (Olli Mirsangi Phovu)”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

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  7. 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..

  8. Shilpa
    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)

  9. Dolorosa Fernandes

    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.

  10. 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 🙂

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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