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Batata Poha recipe | Easy Breakfast recipes

Batata poha recipe with video

Batata poha is a Maharastian breakfast recipe made with poha|aval . This can be had for breakfast or evening snack or for a light dinner too. Though i make poha upma at home regularly, i always want to learn the Maharastrian style batata poha. They make Kande poha also without the addition of potatoes. This upma is loved by all at home. I have learnt this recipe from my son’s friend’s mom. I immediately tried this at home yesterday and turned out very well. Try this easy batata poha upma for breakfast.

Batata Poha recipe

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 4

     Thick poha   1 and 1/2 cup
     Oil   4-5 tsp
     Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
     Curry leaves  few 
     Green chili   2
     Jeera powder   1/4 tsp
     Turmeric powder    3/4 tsp
     Salt  as needed
     Sugar   1/4 tsp
     Peanuts  2 tblsp
     Potato   1 
     Onion   1
     Lemon juice    1/2 tsp
    Coriander leaves   few
    Fresh coconut   1-2 tsp (for garnishing)
                                         Video of Batata Poha


Batata poha

  • Wash the poha nicely and drain the water.
  • Add sugar, salt and turmeric powder  to this and mix well and keep aside.
batata poha 1
  • Chop the onions finely and chop the potatoes into small cubes.
  • Slit the green chili
  • In a pan add 3 tsp of oil and add in the mustard seeds.
  • When it starts spluttering, add in the green chili, curry leaves, jeera powder and onions.
  • Cook till the onions become pink and translucent. Do not make it brown.
batata poha 2
  • Add in the peanuts now. You can use roasted peanuts too, so that cooking time is reduced.
  • I used raw peanuts and so it took 5-7 minutes to get nicely roasted. Cook the peanuts in a low flame.
  • You can add 1-2 tsp of oil in between.
  • Add in the potatoes and cook till they become soft. You can cover and cook that too.
batata poha 3
  • Once the potatoes become soft add in the poha. Lower the flame and mix well.
  • Once it gets nicely mixed, cook in a medium flame for 2 minutes. Stir it and ensure that it should not stick to the bottom.
batata poha 4
  •  Switch off the flame and add the lemon juice. Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves and    coconut.
batata poha 5
  • Batata poha is ready.
  • Serve hot with tea.
Batata poha
  1. Use thick variety of poha for this batata poha.
  2. You can add carrots and capsicum to this and make it colourful, but authentic maharastrian poha doesn’t use this.
  3. Do not keep the poha washed for a long time, it will become dry.
  4. If you feel it is too dry sprinkle 1 tblsp of milk to this while cooking.
  5. You can sprinkle some sev before serving.

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