DADPAE POHE (दडपे पोहे)

Dadpae Pohe is a traditional Maharashtrian dish made using thin variety of flattened rice. This is a quick and easy recipe requiring no cooking at all. Dadpae pohe makes for a quick snack when guests arrive unannounced or for an evening snack. It is a good option to serve the guests during Haldi Kunku which is a traditional function held in Maharashtrian homes during the entire period of Makar Sankrant!

This recipe uses the thin variety of flattened rice and hence does not require pre soaking of the rice flakes or cooking except some basic tempering. The method of preparing this dish is quite easy and requires minimum ingredients. While serving this dish during functions, the overall taste can be enhanced by sprinkling some crushed Lasun Shev over it!

For more such delicious dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too…..

1. Kaanda Mataar Pohe

2. Masala Phov

3. Aambat Goad Pohe

4. Pohyaacha Chivdaa

Prep Time : 20 min

Serves : 3


  • 1 1/2 cups Thin Flattened Rice (Paatal Pohe/Patlaa Poha)
  • 1 cup Finely Chopped Onion (1 Medium Onion)
  • 3/4 cup Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 3 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbs Raw Peanuts
  • 3 tbs Corriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste

For The Tempering :

  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 Green Chillies…. Finely Chopped
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves (8-10 Leaves)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder


  1. To make Dadpae Pohe, first sieve the pohe/thin flattened rice to discard the powdery stuff on it.
  2. Mix together the finely chopped onions, grated coconut, salt, sugar and lemon juice.
  3. In a mixing bowl, spread the thin flattened rice at the bottom.
  4. Spread the onion coconut mixture over it.
  5. Heat a kadhai and add oil to it for tempering. Add the raw peanuts and fry till they change colour. Drain and set aside.
  6. Now to the same hot oil, add the mustard seeds and as soon as they splutter, add the asafoetida, chopped green chillies, curry leaves. Switch off the flame and add the turmeric powder.
  7. Pour this tempering over the prepared pohe mixture.
  8. Give the entire mixture a light toss.
  9. Cover and keep aside for about 10 to 15 minutes for all the flavours to amalgamate and the pohe to soften.
  10. Garnish with the fried peanuts and chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Serve these delicious Dadpae Pohe with some hot Masala Chai for breakfast or evening snack or even during some function!

Note :

The taste of the Dadpae Pohe is slightly sweet and sour.

The sugar, lemon juice and green chillies should be adjusted as per taste.

One more delicious option for garnishing and to enhance the overall taste, is to add some finely chopped cucumber alongwith the peanuts and corriander before serving!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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