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Oct 3, 2013

Batata Poha / Aloo Poha / Potato Rice Flakes

Poha one of my favorite breakfast and I sometimes prefer Poha Upma for my evening snack too. One quick and easy to make recipe with great taste. Have tried few varities of Poha upma like Spinach Poha, Tomato PohaMango PohaBroccoli Lemon Poha and this Batata Poha is in my to do list for long time. And recently got to try it and it turned out awesome, Poha are best when it served hot. For this Batata Poha I used Ginger-Green chilli-Cilantro paste & love this combo a lot and have already used in many of my recipes and with this Potato Poha also it paired well and on the whole  a spicy, flavorful and yummy Poha. If you like Poha & Potato then you must try this combo for a more satisfying and comfort meal.

Preparation Time   5 minutes
Cooking Time   8-10 minutes
Total time    15 minutes or less.

  1. Thick Poha    1 cup
  2. Potato/Aloo     2 medium (diced)
  3. Onion   1 small(thinly sliced)
  4. Curry leaves    1 sprig
  5. Turmeric Powder   1/4 tsp
  6. Salt    to taste
To Coarsely Grind
  1. Cilantro    10 or 12 stems(trim the bottom thick stem part n use leaves n upper thin stems)
  2. Ginger    1"piece
  3. Green chilli    3 no.s (or to taste)
To Temper
  1. Oil   1 tbsp
  2. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal    1/2 tsp
  4. Channa dal   1/2 tsp
  5. Cashew nuts    2 tbsp

3 green chillies will give you a medium spicy Poha.
you can also use boiled cut potato instead of stir fried potatoes.


  • First take ginger, green chilli, cilantro in a blender then coarsely grind or pulse for few seconds and keep aside.
  • Then wash poha and drain water completely and keep aside. 
  • And take diced potatoes in a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle little water and cook in high for 2 minutes and keep aside.
  • Now Heat oil in a pan, when its heated add cumin seeds allow to splutter then add dal and nuts and roast till golden brown.
  • After that add sliced onions and curry leaves and saute until onion turns soft and pink.
  • And then add microwave diced potato, turmeric powder and saute for a minute.
  • Now add the ground chilli-cilantro paste and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • And add poha, enough salt and stir fry for a minute.
  • That's it...Yummy Batata Poha ready.


  1. As always your presentation is just great.. even a simple dish looks so royal coz of the presentation. Great dear !!

  2. Interesting and very delicious poha paaps... love the combo and want to finish it now.. :)

  3. Batata poha looks really delicious.

  4. a famous maharastrian snack :) who would say no to this yummy snack..

  5. Poha looks so tempting :) wish i can do it so perfectly like u dear

  6. That bowl is just inviting me Sangee, would love to finish that bowl of droowlorthy aloo poha.

  7. I love batata poha perfectly made.....

  8. Poha is common in Rajasthan state of India. If you get time, do visit, it is a lovely place.

  9. Looks so delicious and tempting,the bowl is so cute...

  10. Love this healthy batata poha, yummy and tempting...

  11. I had this when I was in Pune, superb it was, you tempt me a lot to try. Loved the clicks


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