Kolache Pohe – Poha with Coconut Milk, Tamarind, and Jaggery

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Kolache Pohe - Konkani Recipe

Poha is a staple in my home and for some reason I love Poha and all that I can do with it. 🙂 I also love Coconut Milk and so when I heard of Kolache Pohe, I was super excited and wanted to try it immediately.

From my research shows, Kolache Pohe is a popular snack in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. When I read the recipe, I marveled at the tastes this dish incorporated: sour, sweet, and spicy complementing the cool Coconut Milk. To top it all it is a virtual no-cook recipe (except for the tadka). What more could one ask for.

I made it with the regular or Jada Poha which was readily available at home. You could also make it with Patal Pohe or thin Poha.

Kolache Pohe - A Snack from Konkan

How to Make Kolache Pohe | Poha with Coconut Milk, Tamarind, and Jaggery

Kolache Pohe - Poha with Coconut Milk, Tamarind, and Jaggery

Kolache Pohe is essentially Poha in Coconut Milk mixed with Jaggery and Tamarind Pulp and tempered with Cumin and Green Chillies
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Konkan
Servings 4
  • 1 Cup Jada Poha - 1 Cup OR Patal Pohe - 1.5
  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Grated Jaggery
  • 3/4 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 3/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Large Pinch Asafoetida or Hing
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Fresh Coriander - For Garnish
  • Salt to Taste
If you are using Jada Poha
  • Dissolve some salt in 2 cups of water.
  • Add the poha to the salt water.
  • Let it soak for about 15 seconds.
  • Using a colander, drain out all the water.
  • Leave the poha in the colander for 30 minutes till all water drains out.
If you are using Patal Pohe or Thin Poha
  • You don't have to do anything. 🙂
To Prepare the Coconut Milk
  • Chop the green chillies to fine pieces.
  • Mix the salt, jaggery and tamarind pulp in coconut milk till the jaggery is dissolved.
  • In a ladle, heat the ghee.
  • Add the cumin seeds and chopped green chillies.
  • Stir-fry till the cumin starts to change colour.
  • Turn off the heat and add the asafoetida.
  • Mix well.
  • Add to the coconut milk.
  • Mix well.
Method to Make Kolache Pohe
  • In a deep dish, add 1/4 of the pohe.
  • Pour 1/4 of the seasoned coconut milk on top of the pohe.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander.
  • Enjoy!
If you are using Patal Pohe, let it soak for a couple of minutes after adding the coconut milk before eating.
Tried this recipe?Do let me know how you liked it @aahaaram or tag #aahaaram!


Kolache Pohe - A Snack from Konkan

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