Dadpe Pohe Recipe

‘Dapde Pohe’ is a typical Maharashtrian breakfast, made with thin variety of poha and fresh coconut. The most unique part of this recipe is that there is no cooking involved for poha/flattened rice. All you need to do is, make the tempering and coconut paste and pour in an uncooked poha. Mix everything together and cover it to give a pressure which is called ‘dadapane’ in Marathi. This is how my mom makes dadpe pohe. I love this poha even more when it is made by my mom. She makes it perfect.

dadpe pohe

Serves – 2-3


  •  Thin poha – 4 hand full
  • Coconut paste – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies – 4-5 (cut into medium sized pieces)
  • Curry leaves – 2-3 strands
  • Some finely chopped cilantro
  • Lemon – 1/2
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Some roasted peanuts while serving
dadpe pohe recipe marathi

How to make dadpe pohe?

fresh coconut paste for dadpe pohe

  • Make the smooth coconut paste using fresh coconut and little water. It should be around 1 cup, adjust the water accordingly.
thin poha for dadpe pohe
  • Take thin poha in a mixing bowl.
dadpe pohe recipe in marathi
  • Heat up oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves. Let them splutter nicely.
dadpe pohe marathi
  • Then add onions and sauté till translucent.
  • Add in turmeric powder, pinch of asafoetida and salt to taste.
dadpe pohe recipe step by step
  • Mix well and switch off the heat. Pour it on an uncooked poha. Give it a mix.
dadpe pohe recipe maharashtrian
  • Then add fresh coconut paste and squeeze ½ of a lemon. Mix really well and cover it with tight lid to give pressure. Don’t open it for at least 15 minutes. It helps poha to soak coconut and to extract the flavors.
dadpe pohe recipe with step by step pictures
  • After 15 minutes, poha is ready to serve.
roasted peanuts for dadpe pohe
  • Serve with some roasted peanuts. Some people like to add peanuts in the preparation itself. But I and my mom prefer to have them as a side dish. The choice is yours.
how to make dadpe pohe
  • This dish is very delicious and addictive. Once you eat it, you will ask for it again and again. Do give it a try someday and let me know how you liked it.


  • Geetaa

    I had this as a child… made by my friends aaji… Since a long time i am looking for the recipe. Thanks for such a detailed recipe. I am going to try this for sure. And hope it turns out to be as yumm as the ones aaji made.

    • PoonamB

      Hi Geeta, Glad to see your comment. I hope this recipe will turn out good for you. Please let me know your feedback once you try this. Thank you and keep visiting :)