Take poha/pressed rice in a colander and wash it well with water so it will become soft and moist and then keep aside
But If the poha is quite thicker then soak in enough water for 2-3 minutes and then drain on a colander and wait for 5 minutes so it will swell up nicely and become soft and moist.
Add sugar, salt,red chili powder and lemon juice in the poha (in the colander)and mix everything and keep aside.
Heat oil in pan and add finely chopped potatoes and cover with a lid.
Let it cook on medium heat,when potato cooked completely and become golden in color then take out from the pan and keep aside .*
Now add mustard seeds in the same oil ,when they start crackling add the peanuts.
Keep stirring on low heat till peanuts become light brown in color. Now add the whole red chili, chopped green chilies and curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
Add turmeric, peas, ginger and tomatoes(beans sprouts if using) in the pan and stir fry for a while.
Sprinkle 2 tbls of water again on the soaked poha and then add the poha in the pan and mix gently.
Cover and cook for 2 minutes and then switch off the flame and let the poha remain covered for a minute.
Now open the lid and add fried potatoes and chopped green coriander and mix
Garnish with pomegranate pearls / bhujiya / fried peanuts / fresh coconut or just with some chopped tomatoes and fresh coriander
Serve hot with a lemon slice and some coconut or coriander chutney.