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Aloo Poha Recipe or Batata Poha Recipe

aloo poha recipe or potato poha recipe with step by step photos – we used to simply call this dish pohe. potato poha used to be quite a regular breakfast recipe at my place. its a quick, easy and healthy dish to make. a popular breakfast recipe in maharashtra.

here i have posted my mom’s version of making this recipe of potato poha. i have had pohas at many places in mumbai, but I like the poha they way my mom makes it. her recipe of making poha is good and i make the poha at my place using her recipe.

this recipe of batata poha is slightly different from the regular version of making poha and that is instead of using boiled potatoes, we saute the batata or potatoes first. this add some crisp texture to the poha along with the crunchiness of the roasted peanuts.

i also add grated fresh coconut at times, but its entirely optional. if you have coconut, well and good and if you do not have coconut, then too well and good. in short, this poha recipe tastes great even without coconut.

other poha recipes posted on the blog are onion poha, poha chivdapoha dosa and kanda batata poha.

step by step potato poha or aloo poha recipe:

1. heat up a pan and add 2 tbsp peanuts.

peanuts for aloo poha recipe

2. roast the peanuts till they become crunchy and keep aside.

roasting peanuts for aloo poha recipe

3. pick 1.5 cups poha. rinse the poha in clean running water twice or thrice. use a strainer to rinse the poha. keep the poha in the strainer and rinse it in running water. make sure that you do not rinse it too much or else it breaks and gets mushy. while rinsing, the poha absorbs enough water and it becomes soft. the poha must become soft but remain intact, whole and separate. If the poha does not become soft, sprinkle few drops of water on the poha in the strainer.

rinsing poha

4. sprinkle ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp sugar and salt (as required) in the poha.

haldi for aloo poha recipe

5. gently mix with your hands.

mix poha

6. heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai.

oil for aloo poha recipe

7. add to the pan, 1 large potato which has been chopped in small cubes.

potato for aloo poha recipe

8. saute the potatoes till light golden and crisp.

potatoes for aloo poha recipe

9. remove them with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

fried potatoes for aloo poha recipe

10. in the same pan or kadai, first lower the flame. then add 1 tsp mustard seeds to the hot oil. when they splutter, add the 1 tsp cumin seeds.

cumin for potato poha recipe

11. allow the cumin seeds to change the color and crackle.

cumin for potato poha recipe

12. then add about ½ cup finely chopped onions.

onions for potato poha recipe

13. saute the onions till they become translucent and soften.

sauting onions for potato poha recipe

14. now add the 7 to 8 curry leaves, 1 tsp chopped green chilies. saute for half a minute.

curry leaves for potato poha recipe

15. add the roasted peanuts and stir well.

peanuts for batata poha recipe

16. add the poha.

adding poha

17. stir gently but very well till everything is mixed evenly.

stir batata poha recipe

18. then add the sauteed potatoes. again mix gently with the rest of the mixture. check the taste and add more of the salt or sugar if required.

batata for batata poha recipe

19. cover the pan tightly with a lid and steam poha for a minute or two on a low flame. this method softens the poha. switch off the flame and keep the lid covered on the pan for a further 4 to 5 minutes.

making batata poha recipe

20. remove the lid. batata poha is ready to be served now. you can also garnish the poha with chopped coriander/cilantro leaves and grated fresh coconut.

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21. serve aloo poha hot with chopped lemon pieces. the lemon juice has to be squeezed on to the poha before eating it.

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22. alternatively, you could also do this method. once the poha is done, sprinkle about 1 tsp lime juice on the aloo poha. mix it with the poha and then garnish it with coconut and cilantro leaves.

Aloo Poha Recipe or Batata Poha Recipe

if you are looking for more maharashtrian recipes then do check masala bhaatsabudana khichdi (fasting recipe), steamed modak, shankarpali, kothimbir vadi, vangi bhaat and misalpav recipe.

batata poha or aloo poha recipe below:

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aloo poha recipe | potato poha recipe
 
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potato poha recipe - easy to make and a popular breakfast dish from maharashtra.
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RECIPE TYPE: breakfast
CUISINE: maharashtrian
SERVES: 3
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1.5 cups poha, thick variety (flattened rice/parched rice)
  • 1 large potato/aloo, cubed
  • 1 small to medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves/kadi patta, about 7 to 8 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds/rai
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1.5 to 2 tbsp roasted peanuts/moongphali
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 tsp sugar or more if you want it the poha to be more sweet.
  • 2 to 3 tbsp grated fresh coconut (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
  • a few pieces of lemon or 1 tsp lemon juice or as required
  • 2 to 2.5 tbsp oil
  • salt as required
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. heat up a pan and add 2 tbsp peanuts.
  2. roast the peanuts till they become crunchy and keep aside.
  3. pick 1.5 cups poha. rinse the poha in clean running water twice or thrice. use a strainer to rinse the poha. keep the poha in the strainer and rinse it in running water. make sure that you do not rinse it too much or else it breaks and gets mushy. while rinsing, the poha absorbs enough water and it becomes soft. the poha must become soft but remain intact, whole and separate. If the poha does not become soft, sprinkle few drops of water on the poha in the strainer.
  4. sprinkle ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp sugar and salt (as required) in the poha. gently mix with your hands.
  5. heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai. add to the pan, 1 large potato which has been chopped in small cubes.
  6. saute the potatoes till light golden and crisp.
  7. remove them with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
  8. in the same pan or kadai, add 1 tsp mustard seeds to the hot oil. when they splutter, add 1 tsp cumin seeds. allow the cumin seeds to change the color and crackle.
  9. then add about ½ cup finely chopped onions.
  10. saute the onions till they become translucent and soften.
  11. now add the 7 to 8 curry leaves, 1 tsp chopped green chilies. saute for half a minute.
  12. add the roasted peanuts and stir well.
  13. add the poha. stir gently but very well till everything is mixed evenly.
  14. then add the sauteed potatoes. again mix gently with the rest of the mixture.
  15. cover the pan tightly with a lid and steam poha for a minute or two on a low flame. this method softens the poha. switch off the flame and keep the lid covered on the pan for a further 4 to 5 minutes.
  16. remove the lid and garnish the poha with chopped coriander/cilantro leaves and grated fresh coconut.
  17. serve aloo poha hot with chopped lemon pieces. the lemon juice has to be squeezed on to the poha before eating it. alternatively, you could also do this method. once the poha is done, sprinkle approx 1 tsp lime juice on the aloo poha. mix it with the poha and then garnish it with coconut and cilantro leaves.
NOTES
adding sugar is optional. you can skip it completely if you don't prefer as slightly sweet taste in the batata poha.




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  1. Melissa says

    I really enjoyed this poha recipe! Frying the potato beforehand is so lovely, what a great idea! I increased poha to 2 full cups, then 1 tsp each of mustard seed and cumin, and added 3 green chilis. I also added eggs and scrambled in pan, before adding the poha, to add a bit more protein for breakfast. I will be making this again, thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Kishor says

    Madam,
    Thanks for Aloo Poha recipe .
    I have a doubt about the quantity of peanuts : here it is written “1.5 to 2 roasted peanuts” …. some measurement is missing. http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/potato-poha-recipe-batata-poha-potato-poha/
    Second if you can provide a mechanism to create ‘Serves ______ no of persons ‘ will be great. As your recipe surely says that it is serving for 3 or 4 etc. But in case we need to entertain more than specified servings , how do one calculate the ‘quantify of ingredients’ ?
    Or it is just a ‘Plain Multiplication’ …?
    Thanks

    • says

      welcome kishor ji. thanks for pointing this out. its 1.5 to 2 table spoon of roasted peanuts. about multiplying the servings we have replied to your email. happy cooking.

  3. bhanu and syamala says

    we have tried to make it many times before. it always turned out soggy. we will now try it your way and see. thankyou for the step by step guide.

  4. Prashant says

    Hi,
    I have checked many recipe websites but yours is really very great, attractive & different & much more important…very useful due to the pics presented at each stage.

    depending on the final product pics one can choose the recepie to his liking without getting dejected if he already knows how he wants his dish to look like….gr8 for some one who is searching for specific things….he wont pick any wrong reseipe for sure :)

    gr8 work & presentation.

    • dassana says

      Thanks Prashant for appreciating the blog. I have to say that you have a sharp eye and the consideration to encourage with positive feedback. Since I purchased new camera some months ago, I am putting a lot of photographs in my recent posts. So that readers have a visual view of the recipes and they are sure that I have actually made and tried this recipe and it is not copy pasted from any recipe book or blog. I enjoy creating recipes and posting them. May be, thats what makes the difference.