Protein Pack Aloo Poha Bowls School Work Lunch Box

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Sep. 09, 2019

It can be hard to incorporate protein seamlessly into your daily diet. I thought of sharing ways to add more protein to dishes and meals you already love. Let's start with all time favorite and popular Aloo Poha (Potato and Beaten Rice).


Thick poha 2 Cup (32 tbs) (flattened rice, parched rice)
Potato 1 Large , cubed (aloo or batata)
Onion 1 Medium , chop
Green chilli 1 Small , finely chopped
Curry leaves sprig 1 (kadi patta, about 8 to 10 curry leaves)
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon (rai)
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (jeera)
Roasted peanuts 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (moongphali)
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon (haldi)
Sugar 1 Teaspoon (or more if you want it the poha to be more sweet)
Grated fresh coconut 3 Tablespoon (optional)
Chopped coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon (cilantro leaves)
Lemon juice/Lemon wedges 1 Teaspoon (or as required)
Oil 4 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste


Please watch the video for directions!


To add extra protein, add 1/2 cup of Boiled Chana (Chickpeas), or 1/2 cup Sprouted Mung Beans or 1/2 cup cooked Quinoa. All these are not just high in protein but fiber as well. If desired, season all these ingredients before adding to Aloo Poha Bowl. For instance, I would make masala chana to get flavorful bowl.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4