Poha aka beaten rice/flattened rice is a humble ingredient that graces many an Indian home cook’s pantry across the sub-continent. Basically it is dehusked rice that is flattened into flat light dry flakes that vary in thickness. The common Indian names given to beaten rice are poha, aval, avalakki and atukulu. It is versatile in terms of the numerous varieties one can prepare, be it savory or sweet dishes. It is much loved by mothers who look for quick kid tiffin recipes using poha. Few quick and easy poha dishes that I have blogged earlier include atukula upma and kanda pohe that make for a quick breakfast or evening snack and festival recipes like atukula payasam, atukula laddu and teepi (sweet) atukulu.