Aloo Poha

Here you go with the step by step pictures…

Soak the poha in water for a minute and drain well. Add salt and 1 tsp of sugar to poha and mix well. Keep it aside…

Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds. Add peanuts/cashews and fry for 1-2 mins. Add chopped onion, green chilli and asafoteida. Cook for 2 mins and and add cubed potatoes…

Once the potatoes are cooked, add green peas, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and sugar. Mix well. Add grated coconut and cook for a min or two…

Add poha and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves…

Aloo Poha
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Aloo Poha

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Maria Jose

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Poha (white rice flakes/ vella aval)
  • 1 med - large Onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 Green chilli (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Green peas (I used frozen)
  • 1 medium Potato (cut into small cubes)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • A small pinch Asafoetida (kayam)
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts / cashews (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

Instructions

  • Soak the poha in water for a minute and drain well. Add salt and 1 tsp of sugar to poha and mix well. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds. Add peanuts/cashews and fry for 1-2 mins. Add chopped onion, green chilli and asafoetida . Cook for 2 mins and and add cubed potatoes. Cover and cook till the potatoes are done. Make sure you stir it in between, otherwise it may stick to the bottom. Do not add water to cook potatoes (refer notes).
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, add green peas, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and 1 tsp sugar. Mix well. Add grated coconut and cook for a min or two.
  • Add poha and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Notes

If you are making it for first time, I recommend you make it with coconut, unless you are on a strict diet or so. It's better to cut the potatoes into small cubes, so that it will get cooked faster. Also make sure you do not overcook the potatoes, it should retain the shape.
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19 thoughts on “Aloo Poha”

  1. I am from Mumbai and am currently drooling seeing this! When we were kids our neighbours used to make this and we forced our nadan amma to learn how to make this. She did, however till date its my younger brother who makes the best poha in the world. Its also a street side food and they also make samosa’s stuffed with this poha. Its called kandha batatachi pohe in marathi but they dont add cashews/peas and mustard seeds in the recipie I have. Guess they make it differently in different regions. LOve it! I miss poha and amma’s kappi to wash it down with!

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    • Hi Sheryn,

      Your comment reminded me of a scene from the movie, Wake up Sid. In that scene, Ranbir Kapoor’s neigbour is giving him some poha ;)

      Btw, good to know that this post brought you good memories.

      Cheers
      Maria

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  2. hi maria darling…. tried this one and it was sooo good.. all of us loved it.. u r really a” darling”.. recommended ur chicken biriyani recipe to a friend and she was thanking me…:)… do u know whtz my dream nw..? ..To live in ur apartment rt opposite to u happily ever after…:)..wow that would be amaaazing..(so that.i can taste everything u make.)..

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  3. hi maria darling…. tried this one and it was sooo good.. all of us loved it.. u r really a” darling”.. recommended ur chicken biriyani recipe to a friend and she was thanking me…:)… do u know whtz my dream nw..? ..To live in ur apartment rt opposite to u happily ever after…:)..wow that would be amaaazing..(so that.i can taste everything u make.)..

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  4. Hi Maria,Good to c that u r preparing some maharashtrian recipie.this is our Saturday breakfast most days.(hubby is maharashtrian).it looks yummy.they donot add cashew nuts or peanuts and green peas in its typical version in a normal household.but I think some may add for some variety.looking forward to see more maharashtrian recipes .so I get a chance to try.
    Thank you ver y much for this .
    Love
    Nisha

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    • Hi Nisha,

      I got this recipe from one of my neighbors who is from Pune. My knowledge about Maharashtrian food is almost zero!

      Whenever I get some good recipes from her, I’ll try to share it here also :)

      Cheers
      Maria

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