Maggi Masala Onion Poha Review

Will Maggi's Masala Onion Poha remind you of mom-made goodness? Read our review to know more.

Poha is one of the most loved breakfast foods throughout India. Crunchy peanuts, some sautéed onions, and potatoes with curry leaves and spices is mouth-watering. Every grandma has her own recipe which the grandkids have proclaimed as ‘the best poha ever’. Some stay classic with potatoes and onions while some add tomatoes and load it up with veggies. Which is your favorite version of the good old poha? Lately, as there has been significant growth in packaged foods with instant meals, big brands have been launching desi breakfast foods. Maggi went the desi way too and introduces poha which can be made in minutes by just adding warm water. We tried Maggi’s Masala Onion Poha and here is our #FirstImpression.

What You Need To Know About Maggi Masala Onion Poha

*As per the information given on the pack

  • It provides 242 calories per pack.
  • May contain gluten and milk.
  • Contains added flavors.
 Maggi Masala Onion Poha Review

Maggi Masala Onion Poha

Maggi’s Masala Onion Poha is tasty and reminiscent of the same old Maggi flavor.

MRP – Rs 20/-

Net weight – 65 grams

*Price at the time of review

#FirstImpression Of Maggi Masala Onion Poha

Packaging and price – Maggi Masala Onion Poha comes in a small yellow and blue packet. It is priced at just Rs 20/- which is very affordable, but we feel that the quantity is a little less if someone is very hungry and needs to fill themselves up. It provides 260 calories and is a good snacking option for sure.

To make the Maggi Masala Onion Poha – We added 70 ml water to 65 grams of Maggi poha. According to the pack, 70 ml is sufficient, but we felt it was too little and added 20 ml more. Once you add lukewarm water just mix it properly so that the masala and hot water are evenly distributed in the entire bowl. We still felt that 90 ml was not enough and made Maggi Masala Onion Poha again. This time we added a little more than 100 ml and this time the rice flakes were plump and soft.

maggi masala onion poha review process
In the making – Maggi Masala Onion Poha

The taste –  Maggi Masala Onion Poha has a lemony flavor. It has hints of jeera and hing. Thankfully, it is spiced mildly and is not over-salted like some of the packaged products you usually find in the market. The peanuts, curry leaves and onions add a wonderful crunch to it. The poha is quite tasty and reminds you a bit of the same old Maggi flavor. On a side note, if they added some more peanuts to the poha, it would have been even better.

Overall, Maggi’s Masala Onion Poha is a tasty treat if you are pressed for time and need some poha loving on a busy morning.

Tip – Add some bhujia and lemon juice on top of your poha for that yummy crunchy experience.

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  1. Sumaira Jain says

    Is the masala used in the poha same as the tastemaker in maggi noodles?

    • Mishry Reviews says

      Hi Sumaira,

      While the poha does not come with a separate masala pack, but you do get a hint of Maggi masala tastemaker in Maggi noodles, when you taste the poha.

  2. Is it available online?

  3. I love poha but can’t be bothered making it for myself ! Till I discovered through your review that this is available. Thank you

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