Dahi Poha Tadka is a perfect blend of curd & rice flakes with spicy tadka. The recipe name itself describes how it is made. Mix dahi with poha & temper it with spicy Indian masalas. In no time, a mouthwatering dish is ready.

I am like – टूट पड़ो 🤣

Okay, back to the recipe.

What is Dahi Poha Tadka?

Dahi poha tadka is a fusion snack recipe using two different ingredients – Curd (Dahi) & Rice Flakes (Poha).

Why am I calling it a fusion recipe? The reason is the two base ingredients – Curd & rice flakes. In India’s northern & southern parts, the curd is popularly consumed for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

In short, even a simple curd & sugar mixture is enough to suffice their daily need. Similarly, rice flake, aka poha, is equally famous & widely smacked in breakfast & as snacks.

You may be surprised that poha is an inevitable part of namkeens (dry snacks) sold across Indian states. In Gujarati, they call chavanu.

Regional Importance

Dahi poha tadka is aka Mosaru Avalakki. Mosaru is curd in Telugu. It’s an essential part of a South Indian meal. On the other hand, Avalakki is Poha. There’s even a religious side to this recipe.

Telugu people specifically make it for Krishna Janmashtmi as an offering. So not only mosaru avalakki but also freshly churned butter is offered to the beloved (muddu) Krishna.

We all know the significance of butter for Lord Krishna. And that’s why dahi poha tadka easily correlates here.

I still remember the time when I made it. There was no leftover. I mean, even I couldn’t eat because it was all gone. If you are making it for your family, then save for yourself beforehand.🤣


Everyone has their method of making this recipe. That’s what I have found in my research over the web. The best part is all of them are correct. I love how people come up with fun ways to make a dish.

Here’s a list of helpful tips to make dahi poha tadka tasty.

  • Wash rice flakes before using them so that they don’t soak all moisture of the mixture.
  • Use chat masala or pink rock salt. Don’t add too much, or else the curd will become watery.
  • Use thick curd if possible; use homemade curd.
  • Do not use hung curd because it has less water content & moisture.
  • Temper peanuts a bit more to get a smoky-ish taste.

Follow the above tips & serve a healthy breakfast for your family. Watch the dahi poha tadka recipe video to visualise the making process. You can also read steps with images to get a better understanding.

Also Read:
Poha Kheer is a sweet dish that has poha or rice flakes as its main ingredient. It is also known as Aval payasam in the Tamil language.