Batata poha or Aloo poha recipe
is a popular, quick and easy breakfast recipe. It can also be
served as a snack.
Batata or aloo means potato. Poha or pohe is beaten rice or rice flakes. The combination makes a yummy, filling dish.
takes just about 10-12 minutes to make. Less time is needed if you have pre boiled
potatoes ready. When you
are in a hurry, go for aloo poha.
Ingredients for batata poha - aloo poha for 2 persons
Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan or a kadai.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing.
Stir and let the seeds splutter.
When they stop spluttering, add green chilies.
Stir well and let the green chilies fry for a minute.
Step 3 note:
If using raw potato, add the cubes now and let fry for a minute.
Cover and cook on a low flame, allowing the potatoes to cook in their own steam.
As I am using boiled potatoes, I will add them after the tomatoes are just cooked.
Add chopped tomatoes (if adding).
Add ginger - paste, chopped or crushed.
If using boiled potatoes, add potato cubes (after tomatoes) and turmeric powder now.
Let cook for a minute.
While the tomato / potato is cooking for minute, add salt, sugar to the poha bowl.
If there are any lumps, break them. Mix well. Doing this using your fingers is better.
When the tomatoes and potatoes are just cooked, add the poha mixture to the pan.
Remember, you have already added salt and sugar to the washed and soaked poha and mixed.
Mix poha well with the cooked potato mix.
If poha looks too dry, add a tablespoon of water and mix.
Cover and cook on low fire for 2 minutes.
The vegetables are already cooked and poha doesn't take much time to cook.
Add lime juice , chopped coriander leaves, fresh grated coconut.
Mix well. Switch off the flame.
Keep covered till serving time.
You may use thick poha instead of medium thick poha. You will need a little more water and will need to soak longer.
Serve for breakfast or as evening snack. It can also be made and served when unexpected guests arrive as it can be made quickly.
Instead of washing in a bowl, you may add poha to a colander and wash with running water and then keep aside.
You can also add mixed vegetables - green peas, onion, capsicum ( all chopped) along with potatoes.
Adding a teaspoonful of ghee, along with coriander leaves and fresh grated coconut, in the last step, adds good flavor to poha.
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