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. other poha variations you can try are onion poha, kanda batata poha and poha upma (with veggies).
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.
few more poha recipes posted on the blog are poha idli, poha chivda, poha dosa, poha ladoo, poha cutlet and chura matar recipe.
if you are looking for more maharashtrian recipes then do check masala bhaat, sabudana khichdi (fasting recipe), steamed modak, shankarpali, kothimbir vadi, vangi bhaat and misal pav recipe.
potato poha video recipe (quick 1.23 minute video)
batata poha or aloo poha recipe below:
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aloo poha recipe
aloo poha recipe | potato poha recipe
potato poha recipe – easy to make and a popular breakfast dish from maharashtra.
Author: dassana amit
Ingredients (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
1.5 cups thick poha (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 8 to 10 curry leaves
1 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1.5 to 2 tablespoon roasted peanuts (moongphali)
½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1 teaspoon sugar or more if you want it the poha to be more sweet
2 to 3 tablespoon grated fresh coconut, optional
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
a few lemon wedges or 1 teaspoon lemon juice or as required
2 to 2.5 tablespoons oil
salt as required
How to prepare recipe
heat up a pan and add 2 tbsp peanuts.
roast the peanuts till they become crunchy and keep aside.
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.
sprinkle 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp sugar and salt (as required) in the poha. gently mix with your hands.
heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai. add to the pan, 1 large potato which has been chopped in small cubes.
saute the potatoes till light golden and crisp.
remove them with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
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.
then add about 1/2 cup finely chopped onions.
saute the onions till they become translucent and soften.
now add the 7 to 8 curry leaves, 1 tsp chopped green chilies. saute for half a minute.
add the roasted peanuts and stir well.
add the poha. stir gently but very well till everything is mixed evenly.
then add the sauteed potatoes. again mix gently with the rest of the mixture.
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.
remove the lid and garnish the poha with chopped coriander/cilantro leaves and grated fresh coconut.
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.
adding sugar is optional. you can skip it completely if you don’t prefer as slightly sweet taste in the 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 strai