Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle (Savory Rice Flakes Breakfast)

Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle (Savory Rice Flakes Breakfast): Indian poha loaded with carrot, nuts, curry leaves, and lemon juice.

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Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle 

We are adding veggies and nuts that fuel you up and get you ready for the day. Easy to pack and ready to serve using the ‘MTR Khatta Meetha Poha’ Mix.

‘All Happiness Depend on A Leisurely Breakfast’! So have you had your breakfast today?

For me, breakfast is THE most important meal of the day and no matter how hectic my schedule is, I always sneak in some time to have a hearty breakfast.

Savory Breakfast Poha recipe

Although I must confess that till date, weekday breakfast was simply either or few of these: smoothie/cereal/toast/avocado

Traditional Indian breakfasts (poha/upma/parathas/etc) were kept for the weekends.

Until I found these delicious MTR Breakfast Mixes and one of them happened to be ‘MTR Khatta Meetha Poha’ which (hold your Breath)

Just needs a cup of hot water and you have a ready to eat poha in 3 minutes!!

OMG, can you believe that ?….. I had to literally read the instructions 4-5 times, as I kept thinking I’m missing something.

You can see the result’s here (I’m just adding a cup of hot water):

Picture of Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle Process

Nobody at home believed me till I made another packet in front of them and voila, the poha came out perfect, fluffy and tasted absolutely delicious….just like the one you make from scratch.

After noshing on it for a couple of days, I decided to make individual ‘Healthy Quick Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle‘ cups by layering sauteed peas, shredded carrots, some nuts, and few other ingredients.

The result was this absolutely gorgeous and mouthwatering delight that was gone even before we were halfway through the breakfast…no-one touched the smoothie/fruits or anything else.

Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle

If you are wondering why the ‘individual cups’?

  • First, it looks so pretty.
  • Second, the layers stay intact and you can eat the way you want (layer by layer or mixing everything together) 
  • Third, which was most important for me, you can carry it anywhere in the house or outside on the go.

Especially, if you carry breakfast to work, these are a perfect fit – they don’t spill (cover the cups with cling wrap) and you can make them overnight as they remain intact (just store in fridge). Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle recipe

I’d also suggest making them in microwavable bowls for reheating + your colleagues are definitely gonna ogle at this gorgeous stuff while you nosh on it 🙂

(just kidding, you can take some extra to share).

how to make MTR poha

These breakfast delights are definitely on a repeat at our home and I hope you get to try this soon.

Just look for ‘MTR Khatta Meetha Poha’ in your local Indian grocery store or you can order them through amazon too. Also, they are perfect for my Vegan and Glutenfree Friends.

Infact, there are lot of options to choose from in the ‘MTR Breakfast Mixes’ :

  1. Khatta Meetha Poha
  2. Vermicelli Upma
  3. Khaman Dhokla
  4. Dhokla
  5. Poha
  6. Oats Upma
  7. Ragi Dosa
  8. Oats Idli
  9. Multigrain Dosa
  10. Masala Idli
  11. Masala Upma
  12. Rava Dosa
  13. Vada
  14. Dosa
  15. Rice Idli
  16. Upma
  17. Ragi Rava Idli


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Yield: 3 Cups

Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle

Breakfast Poha Trifle recipe

Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle (Savory Rice Flakes Breakfast): Indian poha loaded with carrot, nuts, curry leaves and lemon juice. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Packet MTR Khatta Meetha Poha
  • 1 Cup Sauteed Peas - you can use fresh or frozen
  • 1 Cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Potato Sticks/Chips - available in any grocery store
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut - fresh/frozen or dry
  • 1 Jalapeno - thinly chopped
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves - optional - or you can use cilantro
  • Salt - as per taste


  1. In a tall cup, add a layer of shredded carrots (about 1 tbsp) and spread it evenly at the bottom of the glass.
  2. Now add a layer of cooked 'MTR Khatta Meetha Poha' (about 2 tbsp) and spread evenly.
  3. Add a layer of peas, potato sticks, coconut flakes, jalapeno, peanuts and spread them evenly.
  4. Top it with 2 tbsp of 'MTR Khatta Meetha Poha'.
  5. Now, if your glass can accommodate more layers, then go in the same pattern, making sure that the poha layer should be on the top.
  6. Decorate the top layer with shredded coconut, peas, and some curry leaves/cilantro.
  7. Serve fresh or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 7gSugar: 9gProtein: 11g


16 Replies to "Savory Breakfast Poha Trifle (Savory Rice Flakes Breakfast)"

  • Nicole Dawson July 30, 2016 (6:50 pm)

    I’ve never tried Poha before but you sure make it look like trying 🙂

    • Molly Kumar August 2, 2016 (5:55 am)

      Aweee, thanks Nicole. I hope you get to try this soon. Just look for ‘MTR Ready to Eat Mixes’ in the Snack Aisle.

  • Amanda Mason July 30, 2016 (12:20 am)

    I eat the same thing for breakfast everyday! I’m excited to try this! You’re pictures look fabulous!

    • Molly Kumar July 30, 2016 (5:23 am)

      Hi Amanda, I would love for you to try them soon. I’m so happy that you liked the pictures – Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • Sarah @ Champagne Tastes July 29, 2016 (11:12 pm)

    This sounds fantastic! What yummy flavors. Easy and fast breakfasts are the best!

  • AiPing | Curious Nut July 29, 2016 (10:35 pm)

    I’ve never heard of rice flakes before but I’m open to trying them out. Sounds like a hearty and healthy breakfast indeed.

    • Molly Kumar August 2, 2016 (5:58 am)

      Thanks for visiting AiPing. It’s a very common breakfast recipe from India and absolutely easy to prepare. Try it soon 🙂

  • Jenn July 29, 2016 (10:23 pm)

    Wow, so quick and easy! I bet it tastes amazing!

    • Molly Kumar July 30, 2016 (5:27 am)

      Thanks Jenn, the trifle is absolutely scrumptious! Give them a try soon.

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 29, 2016 (9:18 pm)

    O wow! This is the way to get me to try a savory breakfast!

    • Molly Kumar August 2, 2016 (5:48 am)

      Hehehhe, absolutely ! Thanks for visiting Rebecca 🙂

  • Ludmilla July 29, 2016 (9:16 pm)

    How interesting this rice breakfast!! I am from Brazil and we eat rice in every meal except for breakfast. Looks delicious this dish!

    • Molly Kumar August 2, 2016 (5:10 am)

      I’m glad you liked the recipe. Rice is one of the main meal item and the beaten rice (rice flakes) is a very popular breakfast item. Hope you get to try this sometime soon 🙂

  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy July 29, 2016 (9:08 pm)

    I LOVE pohaaa! And I love this instant version. I’ve always been a fan of MTR products, this too must be excellent!

    • Molly Kumar August 2, 2016 (5:09 am)

      Thanks Tina, I hope you get to try this version soon 🙂 Thanks for visitin!

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