Bengali Chirer Pulao Recipe

Chirer Pulao | Bengali Poha Recipe

If Chirer Pulao Sounds Too Fancy, Then Poha It Is

If Chirer Pulao sounds too much of glory then let me re-introduce this dish as a kind of Poha that is a staple across several households of this country.

Rice being staple in this country, it is included in our diet in various forms. While it is still one of the most preferredĀ side dish to most of our curries and gravy based recipes, the grain of rice is improved in many ways so that its purpose can be widened. Beaten rice or flattened rice is the boiled rice rolled between rollers. then it is dried and packed to be consumed as light snacks or meal-between-meals.

Chire or Chivra is most popularly used to make poha which makes an excellent breakfast option. It is easy to make and keeps you full for at least few hours. This chirer pulao recipe is my Sunday leisurely breakfast option when we get up early and actually have time to get ourselves a proper breakfast.

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Bengali
Servings: 2 People
  • 2 cup Beaten Rice or Chire or Chivra Washed and Drained
  • 1 Onion Large - Finely Chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger Grated
  • 2 Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnish
  • 2 tbsp Refined Oil
  • 1 Potato Large - Cut in cubes
  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the Potato till done.
  2. Now, add the onions till translucent. Add the chopped Green chillies and grated Ginger. Fry for a minute or two.
  3. Now, add the chire or beaten rice and mix. Add salt, sugar, and garam masala.
  4. Once everything is tossed nicely, turn off the heat and add the chopped coriander leaves.

About The Author


How about I share my daily kitchen escapades with you so that you can plan your meals efficiently. Me and my hubby are foodies with a limited appetite. That is, we love food and enjoy smaller meal portions throughout the day. So, I end up making different dishes to keep up with our excitement to try various cuisine. Plan your Bengali Vegetarian Meals with me as I share quick and easy ways of making traditional Bengali dishes. To keep up with our prominent sweet-tooth, I do baking where I try to re-create luxurious dessert recipes using easily available ingredients, at home. Also, read about my travel stories here.

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