Indori Poha

Indori Poha (Poha of Indore) is a type of flattened (beaten) rice (version of Maharashtrian Poha) that is likely to have originated in Indian metropolis of Indore. It contains cooked Poha (flattened rice) and is usually served with a unique combination of Jalebi (called Poha-Jalebi combined), Sev, Usal, sliced onions and fennel seeds.[1][2]

Poha Jalebi
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Alternative namesIndori Pohe-Jalebi (with Jalebi)
Place of originIndia
Region or stateMadhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh
Main ingredientsrice, chilies, onions, mustard seed and cumin seeds, curry leaves


Indori Poha resembles its name from the city of Indore being its place of origin. It is believed that it was created after India's independence (1947). Recipe of Indori Poha though differs from vendors to vendors, generally it comes with a blend of North and Central Indian spices, snacks and namkeen.[3][4]

Indori Poha is mainly sold by vendors all around the city during morning time. It is also available in nearby cities Ujjain, Dewas, Sagar, Dhar, Ratlam and Bhopal and is becoming a very popular cuisine in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.[5]


  1. ^ Saffron Streaks. "Indori poha/Flattened Rice Recipe". Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Poha off menu at Simhastha stations". Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "How to make Indori Poha in 7 steps". wikiHow. Archived from the original on June 10, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Options for healthy snacking (state-wise)". Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Cook's Hideout - Indori Breakfast". Cook's Hideout. Retrieved May 8, 2016.