Batata Poha or Aloo Pawa (Potato and Beaten Rice) Recipe Video

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


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy,


 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Mustard seeds1 Teaspoon
 Cumin seeds1 Teaspoon
 Asafoetida1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Curry leaves5 Medium
 Onions1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (Optional)
 Potato2 Medium, chopped
 Salt To Taste
 Turmeric powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Frozen corn1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Green chili paste1 Teaspoon
 Ginger paste1 Teaspoon
 Garlic paste1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Crushed peanuts2 Tablespoon
 Cashews1 Tablespoon, broken
 Raisins1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Shredded coconut1 Tablespoon
 Sesame seeds1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Thick poha2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Lemon juice2 Dash
 Sugar1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Cilantro2 Tablespoon, chopped finely (For garnishing)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 212 Calories from Fat 95

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g17%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 100.5 mg4.2%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.1%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 5 g10.5%

Vitamin A 17.4% Vitamin C 34%

Calcium 5.3% Iron 13.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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.

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