Maharashtrian Style Gul Pohe (Sweetened Beaten Rice with Coconut)

December 11, 2021

Saga of a sweet delicacy!

A heavenly delight made with flattened rice cooked in milk and sweetened with jaggery.

Aamchi Mumbai’s Sweet Story!

It is (Sweetened Beaten Rice with Coconut), flattened rice is very famous in Mumbai, relished as snacks, breakfast, and sweet!

Celebrate Krishna Festival with It!

In Maharashtra, this flattened rice is called as “Pohe” and “Gul” refers to jaggery. It’s a ‘must have’ during Janmashtami and also enjoyed as morning breakfast!

Make it as you like it!

There are different ways to make it; in a dry form as well as little liquid by adding more milk. The choice is based on your requirements.

Serve it with a super hit combination!

Gul Pohe

Serve the Maharashtrian Style Gul Pohe as a breakfast dish along with a cup of Ginger-Holy Basil Tea or coffee by the side. 

Let’s get cooking:

Gul Pohe Recipe
  • Course:  Breakfast
  • Prep Time: 45 M
  • Cooking Time: 20 M
  • Total Time: 65 M
  • Makes: 4 Servings


  • 1 cup Poha (Flattened rice)
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 tbsp. Jaggery
  • 1 Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coconut, grated
  • 1 pinch Salt

How to make Maharashtrian Style Gul Pohe (Sweetened Beaten Rice with Coconut): 

Maharashtrian Style Gul Pohe Recipe
  • To begin making the Maharashtrian Style Gul Pohe rinse the flattened rice with water for 5 minutes and soak them with 1/2 cup of milk for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the remaining milk in a sauce pan with jaggery and a pinch of salt until it melts. Add opened cardamom pods and boil it till the jaggery melts completely.
  • Mix well the soaked flattened rice (poha) with this milk. Fold the grated coconut into the flattened rice and serve.
  • Serve the Maharashtrian Style Gul Pohe as a breakfast dish along with a cup of Ginger-Holy Basil Tea or coffee by the side.

Nutrition facts

Maharashtrian Style Gul Pohe
  • Total Calories: 183 cal.
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 6g


Gul Pohe is a specialty of which region?

Maharashtrian style Gul Pohe are quite famous.

When is this sweet usually made?

Usually during festive time, Lord Krishna’s birth, it is a sweet commonly made in Maharashtra.

What to have along with it?

Ultimate combination is ginger tulsi tea or coffee.

When to have Gul Pohe?

It is best relished as breakfast delicacy

How long to soak the flattened rice?

It is good to soak it for 30 min. i.e. ½ cup milk.

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