Batata Poha or Aloo Pawa (Potato and Beaten Rice)

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Feb. 07, 2011

Bhavna brings you super easy to make breakfast dish Batata Poha!


Oil 2 Tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon
Curry leaves 5 Medium
Onions 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped (Optional)
Potato 2 Medium , chopped
Salt To Taste
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Frozen corn 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Green chili paste 1 Teaspoon
Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
Garlic paste 1/2 Teaspoon
Crushed peanuts 2 Tablespoon
Cashews 1 Tablespoon , broken
Raisins 1/2 Tablespoon
Shredded coconut 1 Tablespoon
Sesame seeds 1/2 Tablespoon
Thick poha 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Lemon juice 2 Dash
Sugar 1/2 Tablespoon
Cilantro 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely (For garnishing)



1. Wash poha and soak the it in water for about an hour.

2. After an hour, squeeze out all the water from the poha and set aside.


3. Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds crackle add the cumin seeds, asafoetida (hing) and curry leaves.

4. Add the potatoes and cook till tender. (If adding onions, saute the onions also along with the potatoes).

5. Add salt to taste, turmeric powder and the corn and stir for a couple of minutes.

6. Add the green chili paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, crushed peanuts, raisins, cashews and the shredded coconut. Stir well.

7. Add the sesame seeds and the poha. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients well.

8. Add a splash of lemon juice and sprinkle some freshly chopped cilantro. Stir and turn off the heat.


9. Serve the batata poha sprinkled with some fine sev, finely chopped onions and tomatoes as a snack or for breakfast.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6